Elon Musk 'deeply wounded' that Sarah Palin called Tesla a 'loser'

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   April 9, 2013 at 10:13 AM   |   Comments

April 9 (UPI) -- Elon Musk, the South African businessman behind SpaceX and Paypal, has responded to Sarah Palin's claim that Tesla Motors, the electric car company he co-founded, is among a group of "losers" subsidized by the Obama administration.

In an April 5 Facebook post, Alaska's former governor compared Tesla to Fisker Automotive, an electric car maker that recently laid off most of its workforce and owes the government $192 million.

This losing tax-subsidized venture joins other past losers like the Obama-subsidized Volt that gets 40 miles per battery charge, or like the Obama-subsidized Tesla that turns into a “brick” when the battery completely discharges and then costs $40,000 to repair.

This is really just the latest manifestation of the administration’s crony capitalism as their green energy buddies benefit from this atrocious waste of taxpayer money. Americans really need to get outraged by these wasteful ventures. As we’ve seen time and time again, We the People are always stuck subsidizing the left’s “losers.”

Musk responded with a sarcastic tweet, assuring followers that his Model S is protected from "bricking."

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