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(Mother Jones)   It's the height of arrogance that pretty boys of high-tech like Elon Musk rely on taxpayers to fund their dreams of ventures like Tesla Motors and then claim "I did it my way", The hubris I tells ya   (motherjones.com) divider line 6
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2013-10-03 09:41:52 AM
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Shortly after paying off his $465 million loan, Musk proclaimed that government should no longer provide such assistance.

It takes balls to call for the elimination of the loan program that got your own business off the ground. I guess it was fine for him, but it's wrong if anyone else gets the money.

"Elon is now looking at it from the point of view of a winner, and he doesn't want to see other people win because they get government money," speculates Motavalli

Bingo!

Musk didn't drink, but they made enough off kegs and Jell-O shots to put themselves through college

Illegal alcohol sales put him through college. Neat!
2013-10-03 11:25:49 AM
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kidgenius: Mikey1969: BECAUSE IT'S A FARKING LOAN!!!People who get loans from the bank still build the companies "themselves".

A goddamned LOAN. LOAN. LOAN. Get it, you moronic assholes?

THIS.

He wasn't just given money.

He was given money, asked to pay it back in installments, with interest, and he did. If anything he cost the government a little bit of money because he paid back the loan too soon. But, that's not worthy of biatching about either.


Yeah, but the gov't wasn't charging interest that was commensurate with the size or the risk of the loan (because, unlike a bank, the gov't wasn't in it for a profit). As such I think it's pretty unfair to compare it to a normal loan.
2013-10-03 09:34:10 AM
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BECAUSE IT'S A FARKING LOAN!!!

People who get loans from the bank still build the companies "themselves".

A goddamned LOAN. LOAN. LOAN. Get it, you moronic assholes?
2013-10-03 09:30:59 AM
1 votes:

gnosis301: CPennypacker: I thought we liked Tesla

Some do, some don't.


Edison didn't.
2013-10-03 09:25:03 AM
1 votes:
Maybe "his way" is to use public funding?

As an engineer, I have to try real hard to think about the money involved in my work. I am always thinking about the product itself. Doing something "my way" would involve me designing and developing the product without concession to anyone else. It would not refer to funding.
2013-10-03 09:22:36 AM
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He wasn't claiming he had no help, so... shut up?

I think we can all agree subby should shut up.
 
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