Tesla to leave CA?

https://techcrunch.com/2020/05/09/elon-musk-threatens-to-pull-tesla-operations-out-of-california/

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38 thoughts on “Tesla to leave CA?”

  1. Yesterday Elon Musk did a two hour interview on the Joe Rogan Show.  (You’d have known about this hours ago if only you subscribed to SCANALYZER!)

    This is a remarkable appearance.  First, there is almost no mention of SpaceX, except in passing, and none of Starship.  Second, Elon appears to be going full-on libertarian in his rhetoric while continuing to feed at the subsidy trough.  He expresses his scepticism at globalisation of ideas and the risk from bad idea viruses racing around the globe while citing the importance of his Chinese suppliers to Tesla.  He defends “actually making stuff” as opposed to printing money.

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  2. Well, Elon, leave all those Californians there with their statistically unsound voting, and hire Texans.  Don’t bother leaving California if you’re just going to Californicate Texas.

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  4. I wish he’d also sue the state of California. The governor’s order is more than restrictive enough, even if Alameda County lifted all their restrictions.

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  5. I’ve never liked him because after PayPal, his businesses were subsidized by Obama but… maybe he finally has gotten some religion?

    I’m not messing around. Absurd & medically irrational behavior in violation of constitutional civil liberties, moreover by *unelected* county officials with no accountability, needs to stop.

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  6. Gerard:
    I don’t think the  Democratic People’s Republic of California  is gonna let him go that easily.

    That is true. I remember Rush mentioning on his show that New York audited him every year to basically to punish him and all of his money for leaving the state. The blue states keep track of their big money residents and usually try to tax the crap out of them on the way out.

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  7. Mate De:

    Gerard:
    I don’t think the  Democratic People’s Republic of California  is gonna let him go that easily.

    That is true. I remember Rush mentioning on his show that New York audited him every year to basically to punish him and all of his money for leaving the state. The blue states keep track of their big money residents and usually try to tax the crap out of them on the way out.

    John has some experience with this. I fully expect them to try it on me when I leave.

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  8. drlorentz:

    Mate De:

    Gerard:
    I don’t think the  Democratic People’s Republic of California  is gonna let him go that easily.

    That is true. I remember Rush mentioning on his show that New York audited him every year to basically to punish him and all of his money for leaving the state. The blue states keep track of their big money residents and usually try to tax the crap out of them on the way out.

    John has some experience with this. I fully expect them to try it on me when I leave.

    I thought you could check-in but you could never leave.

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  9. Mate De:

    Good for Elon, but John do you think the state will go after him or give him a pass cause they need the money?

    In my experience (which was from the 1990s), they will use every means at their disposal to try to loot him.  When I left California (and the U.S.) in 1991, they spent three years and cost me US$36,000 in legal and accounting fees trying to assert that for tax purposes I had never left the state and that I would owe them income tax for the rest of my life and, after their tyranny has finally outlived me, estate tax.

    I “won”, and actually got a small settlement from them for a deduction I’d failed to make in the half-metre of documents I had to file (including all credit card and utility bills, inter alia, for the previous three years).

    They do not, however, refund the three years of your life or the time you wasted producing the documents.  At that point I vowed I would never again invest in any company based in California or in any way contribute to its economy.  Over the years, I have occasionally made exceptions to this vow and, every single time, regretted it.

    It is encouraging that other people are wising up to the racket which California has been since the slavers took it over in the 1970s.

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  10. Sorry Tennessee and Missouri. Austin and Tulsa are the rumored favorite candidates for the second US assembly plant. This is the one that had been discussed for a year or so (with TN and MO) to assemble the Model Y for the eastern and central time zones and Cyber Truck, not the recently-proposed replacement for Fremont.

    But, if Austin wins it should be the favorite to take over as HQ, with some other location receiving the assembly plant that replaces Fremont.

    The Model S/X architecture is about 8 years old. According to standard product cycles, an “all new” replacement should be coming in 2-4 years. That would be a good time to launch another new assembly plant rather than retool Fremont.

    https://www.autoblog.com/2020/05/15/tesla-austin-tulsa-factory-finalists/

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  11. ctlaw:
    Austin?

    So, he’s going to jump out of the pan and into the fire. Austin is basically San Francisco in a Red State. If I were Texas I would tell Musk if you are going to move your company here, than your employees can’t vote for 10 years after they move. That is of course, unconstitutional, but it is a problem when Blue Staters move to a Red State for quality of life issues and then continue to vote the way that ruined the state they just fled from.

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