However, the comments aroused strong dissatisfaction from Sanders, an independent in Vermont and a former Democratic presidential candidate. What a hypocrite, his local time tweeted on Friday. Elon Musk gets billions of dollars in corporate benefits from American taxpayers. Now, he wants to stop 30 million unemployed Americans from getting $600 a week in unemployment benefits. In contrast, his wealth has increased by $46.7 billion in the past four months. Its pathetic.
Earlier in the day, musk said on twitter that he did not think another government stimulus plan was in the best interests of the people.. If Congress passes the extra aid, he said, it should just send money directly to Americans.
These projects are full of special interests, he wrote on twitter If we really want to take stimulus measures, we should just send money directly to consumers.
Senate Republicans plan to unveil a $1 trillion rescue plan on Monday and start negotiations with Democrats.
The bill is expected to expand the unemployment benefits that are about to expire, but the amount of assistance will be greatly reduced. The bill plans to issue a new round of $1200 stimulus checks to American adults earning less than $75000 in August, and tens of billions of dollars in aid to schools and universities. The bill may also set aside some funds for new coronavirus testing.
After the 2008 global financial crisis, Tesla received a $465 million federal loan to design electric vehicles and build an assembly plant in California. Tesla paid off its loans ahead of time after it went public, and now employs about 20000 people in the bay area alone.