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Elon Musk, the wealthiest man in America, is a major social influencer, and he is known for his entrepreneurial and innovative spirit- he is also known for his personal drive and impressive work ethic.
Musk, an African, immigrated to the United States, likely believing the old model of the USA, where work ethic and innovation were prized characteristics, and what he found is an essentially lazy, self-centered, and socialist-leaning workforce – due to the policies of the Democrat party.
Certainly, the ‘leftist mindset’ about work and business must have come as shock to Musk, who has innovated rockets and eclectic cars into the US market and employs large numbers of people in fields where he dominates the world markets of this industry.
Like most immigrants to the US, Musk once believed the Democrat Party were the most popular and the leading policymakers for a ‘brave new world’, and now he is rejecting their one-world Communist/ Globalist movement- which is a surprise to some people.
The Democrats have failed at seducing Musk, and he is not being shy about why they failed with him.
Musk denounced Democrats and the Democrat party when speaking with members of the Tesla Owners Silicon Valley club recently.
Carmine Sabia reported on the event and Musk’s comments for Conservative Brief:
“The general public is not aware of the degree to which unions control the Democratic Party. One does not need to speculate on this point,” he said.
“Last year, Biden held an EV summit where Tesla was explicitly not allowed to come, but the [United Auto Workers] was. So, Tesla has made two-thirds of all the electric vehicles in the United States,” he said.
Tesla, which is owned by Musk, is not unionized, which musk says is because of “negative unemployment” in the Bay Area, which means his employees can pursue other opportunities if they want to.
“So, deliberately excluding us from an EV summit at the White House — but including UAW — tells you everything you need to know,” the CEO said.
“They have so much power over the White House that they can exclude Tesla from an EV summit — insane,” he said.
He was annoyed that Biden praised GM CEO Mary Barra at the summit as the leader of the “EV revolution,” in a quarter when GM made a mere 26 electric vehicles. “That’s some next-level insanity,” he said.
In May, Musk appeared on a podcast where he made some of the same points and gave his opinion on who he believes the “real president” is, Fox News reported.
“The real president is whoever controls the teleprompter,” he said. “The path to power is the path to the teleprompter.”
“I do feel like if somebody were to accidentally lean on the teleprompter, it’s going to be like Anchorman,” he said, which is a reference to the 2004 film in which Ron Burgundy, played by actor Will Ferrell, reads anything that is written on the teleprompter.
Musk slammed the Biden administration, saying that he voted, “overwhelmingly for Democrats.” But his support for radical far-left Biden is totally gone.
“This administration doesn’t seem to get a lot done,” he said. “The Trump administration, leaving Trump aside, there were a lot of people in the administration who were effective at getting things done.”
Musk boldly said that Biden is “overly controlled by the unions and by the trial lawyers, particularly the class action lawyers.”
Musk hinted that he saw a difference between far-left radical Obama and far-left radical Biden.
“In the case of Biden, he is simply too much captured by the unions, which was not the case with Obama,” he said.
And Musk is not alone- because Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said that when President Biden talked about corporations paying their “fair share” in taxes to combat inflation it was a “misdirection”.
“I mean, the obvious reason for inflation is that the government printed a zillion amount of more money than it had, obviously,” he said, which is the same argument Republicans have made.
“So it’s like the government can’t just, you know, issue checks far in excess of revenue without there being inflation, you know, velocity of money held constant,” he said.
“If the federal government writes checks, they never bounce. So that is effectively creation of more dollars. And if there are more dollars created, then the increase in the goods and services across the economy, then you have inflation, again, velocity of money held constant.”
“If the government could just issue massive amounts of money and deficits didn’t matter, then, well, why don’t we just make the deficit 100 times bigger? The answer is, you can’t because it will basically turn the dollar into something that is worthless,” he argued.
“Various countries have tried this experiment multiple times,” he said. “Have you seen Venezuela? Like the poor, poor people of Venezuela are, you know, have been just run roughshod by their government.”