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    State Dem tweets ‘F--- Elon Musk’ as Tesla sues, plans to shift jobs elsewhere over coronavirus rules
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    May 9, 2020
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    Earlier Saturday, Musk wrote on Twitter that he planned to move Tesla’s headquarters and “future programs” to Texas and Nevada – adding that the company’s current facility in Fremont, Calif., in the San Francisco Bay area would remain open for some activity “dependent on how Tesla is treated in the future.”

    Musk noted for his nearly 34 million Twitter followers that Tesla was “the last carmaker left in CA.” He referred to Tesla’s dispute with Alameda County, where Fremont is located, as “the final straw.”

    In its lawsuit, filed Saturday, Tesla referred to the actions of Alameda County as a “power grab.”

    “Alameda County’s power grab not only defies the governor’s orders, but offends the federal and California constitution,” the suit claims, according to the Mercury News of San Jose.
    In a previous tweet, Musk said Tesla would be filing a lawsuit against Alameda County over the company not being allowed to reopen because of coronavirus-related rules.

    “The unelected & ignorant ‘Interim Health Officer’ of Alameda is acting contrary to the Governor, the President, our Constitutional freedoms & just plain common sense,” Musk wrote.

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    Re: State Dem tweets ‘F--- Elon Musk’ as Tesla sues, plans to shift jobs elsewhere ov

    Not a fan of any politician using twitter that way, to let out their emotions and swearing. Personally, I don't like the stuff the president puts out there on twitter and I don't like this Democrat doing the same. I know other people like that stuff, but even if a politician is steaming mad about something, I like it better when they act professionally in public.

    With that said....If Musk is as smart as he thinks he is, he would not be letting his emotions get the best of him and threatening a 100% pullout right now. What Tesla needs is to get production up and running asap...you can't get a full factory in Nevada or Texas up and running in days. He NEEDS that Fremont factory open. Negotiate with a partial pullout, but you can't be threatening a 100% pullout of both the factory and the headquarters.

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    Re: State Dem tweets ‘F--- Elon Musk’ as Tesla sues, plans to shift jobs elsewhere ov

    Quote Originally Posted by mjd1001 View Post
    Not a fan of any politician using twitter that way, to let out their emotions and swearing. Personally, I don't like the stuff the president puts out there on twitter and I don't like this Democrat doing the same. I know other people like that stuff, but even if a politician is steaming mad about something, I like it better when they act professionally in public.

    With that said....If Musk is as smart as he thinks he is, he would not be letting his emotions get the best of him and threatening a 100% pullout right now. What Tesla needs is to get production up and running asap...you can't get a full factory in Nevada or Texas up and running in days. He NEEDS that Fremont factory open. Negotiate with a partial pullout, but you can't be threatening a 100% pullout of both the factory and the headquarters.
    Twitter, Facebook and any other social media is bad because it is right there, ready to use in the heat of the moment. Though I am a fan of Trump, I do wish he'd stay away from Twitter.

    GE did exactly the same to Connecticut. My governor, typically the least popular one in the country, laid out his plan to tax, tax, tax and place a really unfair burden on corporations. GE said if you do that we are moving our HQ out, taking all of those high paying jobs and therefore tax collections. GE followed through and left a couple of years ago.

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    Re: State Dem tweets ‘F--- Elon Musk’ as Tesla sues, plans to shift jobs elsewhere ov

    Musk’s first mistake was starting in California. Not exactly known for being Uber friendly to manufacturers. Still, he’s trying to make a point, personal freedom and the right to life, liberty and happiness, i.e. the right to work guaranteed by the Constitution has to be a check on the power of the bureaucrats. Musk has offered to let his employees decide on whether to risk coming back to work with a guarantee of no reprisals if they choose to stay home. Seems pretty fair. Corona is not going away anytime soon and people need to work. No good answer, but musk realizes that continuing to kill the economy will not fix the pandemic. As for the state legislator, my experience is that most people would be really scared if they knew what low watt bulbs are running for office at that level.

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    Re: State Dem tweets ‘F--- Elon Musk’ as Tesla sues, plans to shift jobs elsewhere ov

    I'm with the duly elected politician on this one. California will have plenty of businesses left if Musk follows through on his threat. California needs to show the peons, even the wealthy ones, that the State is omnipotent.

    Musk mistakenly believes his goal is to save the world with electric cars and also conquer the Martians. Wrong! Musk's enterprises exists solely to pay taxes to the Great State of California. After all, government has proven repeatedly over many decades that they are much better suited at spending all your money than you are.

    Musk should drop his frivolous lawsuit, apologize for his arrogance, move all Tesla and SpaceX operations in-state, and voluntarily double his tax payments.

    Utopia is at hand people. Let's not allow one greedy capitalist to ruin it for the rest of us.
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    It sounded pretty good until I actually said it.

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    Re: State Dem tweets ‘F--- Elon Musk’ as Tesla sues, plans to shift jobs elsewhere ov

    People out of work and dependent on the government, good for the Democratic Party. Working and not dependent, bad. Nuff said!
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    Re: State Dem tweets ‘F--- Elon Musk’ as Tesla sues, plans to shift jobs elsewhere ov

    Tesla does have those outdoor tent assembly lines - joking aside, they'd be perfect to greatly reduce the chance of passing on COVID19. Not sure how extensive those outdoor lines were - just final assembly or could he make an entire car in a tent?

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    Re: State Dem tweets ‘F--- Elon Musk’ as Tesla sues, plans to shift jobs elsewhere ov

    Quote Originally Posted by IROCNROL1 View Post
    I'm with the duly elected politician on this one. California will have plenty of businesses left if Musk follows through on his threat. California needs to show the peons, even the wealthy ones, that the State is omnipotent.

    Musk mistakenly believes his goal is to save the world with electric cars and conquer the Martians. Wrong! Musk's enterprises exists solely to pay taxes to the Great State of California. After all, government has proven repeatedly over many decades that they are much better suited at spending all your money than you are.

    Musk should drop his frivolous lawsuit, apologize for his arrogance, move all Tesla and SpaceX operations in-state, and voluntarily double his tax payments.

    Utopia is at hand people. Let's not allow one greedy capitalist to ruin it for the rest of us.
    California does have a train to build!

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    Re: State Dem tweets ‘F--- Elon Musk’ as Tesla sues, plans to shift jobs elsewhere ov

    Perhaps Elon is just creating a local CA scapegoat to blame in the future for his impending dismal 2nd 1/4 "earnings". Half of that 1/4's US production has already been lost. Another week or two really does hurt his outlook drastically. Look... SQUIRREL!!
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    Re: State Dem tweets ‘F--- Elon Musk’ as Tesla sues, plans to shift jobs elsewhere ov

    Elon should get it going yesterday on the Texas Assembly Plant. I'm sure Sam Houston or some other government official would be glad to grant boo coo tax credits.

    Follow the T's, Musk. Toyoter, Tesla...

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    Re: State Dem tweets ‘F--- Elon Musk’ as Tesla sues, plans to shift jobs elsewhere ov

    Quote Originally Posted by mjd1001 View Post
    Not a fan of any politician using twitter that way, to let out their emotions and swearing.
    Stupid is as stupid does. Bad look for this local yocal.

    Quote Originally Posted by mjd1001 View Post
    With that said....If Musk is as smart as he thinks he is, he would not be letting his emotions get the best of him and threatening a 100% pullout right now. He NEEDS that Fremont factory open. Negotiate with a partial pullout, but you can't be threatening a 100% pullout of both the factory and the headquarters.
    Generally I think he needs to stay off of Twitter, BUT he was smart by doing this, making it known nationally. The County may not have the legal authority to keep them closed in the first place, so this puts public pressure on the County to justify their actions, which seem dubious at best - especially considering the Fed & State believe the contrary. Dumb for the local yocals to bite the hand that is feeding them.

    The lawsuits have started nationally and are going to start flying. Governors do not have the authority to indefinitely shutdown businesses and put the citizenry on quasi house arrest. Its going to get interesting......

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    Re: State Dem tweets ‘F--- Elon Musk’ as Tesla sues, plans to shift jobs elsewhere ov

    Musk enjoys 5 Billion in government subsidies/tax breaks as well as numerous waivers for Environmental Impact Regulations and Local Building Regulations to do what he does. The over privileged spoiled brat can shut the **** up!
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    Re: State Dem tweets ‘F--- Elon Musk’ as Tesla sues, plans to shift jobs elsewhere ov

    The virus aside, I cant believe it makes sense to operate on that scale anyway in Cali. Save ton of money and headaches and take your plant somewhere else. Build a new plant, and when its done switch locations. Do it on the back of the virus issues (maybe teach the Gov. a lesson) but know that it simply is better business regardless.
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    Musk is letting his emotions rule his head and now is not the time for rash decisions.

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    Re: State Dem tweets ‘F--- Elon Musk’ as Tesla sues, plans to shift jobs elsewhere ov

    This article seems to be an update to the situation....just posted about an hour ago (3:30pm eastern give or take a few minutes.)

    Apparently, they are planning on opening/running the factory anyway, despite the county telling them they can't.

    "Tesla says it has started the process to resume operations and released a plan to bring its employees and contractors back to work, amid an escalating dispute with local health authorities in California over a shelter-in-place order that has kept the automaker’s Fremont factory idle during the coronavirus pandemic."

    full article here: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/10/coro...k-to-work.html

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