As numerous states are well on their way to ending lockdowns, California continues to punish its own residents. Beaches and parks are closed. Countless businesses are forced to remain shuttered. After a county prevented a major company from reopening, their founder, Elon Musk dropped the gauntlet. He is suing them—and making sure they regret their tyrannical policy.
Much has been said about the panic-inspired statewide lockdowns. At this point, it’s pretty unconscionable for most states to stay shut down (unless you’re New York, perhaps). Most Americans are tired of hearing about COVID-19 and are more worried about, you know, paying their bills. These lock downs did nothing to “flatten the curve” of the virus.
They did a good job, though, of flattening the curve of our economy. (Maybe that’s what Fauci was after, all along?)
Many states are gradually reopening. Probably too slow for some people. As they limp along, trying to reopen public grounds, businesses, and restaurants, many blue states stay shut down. Their bloated, egotistical governors have very little reason to do so. It’s clear they are punishing their residents in the hopes of extorting cash from the federal government.
Perhaps voters should weigh in on all this, come re-election time?
California just might be the worst. After promising Telsa that they could reopen on Friday, the local county suddenly shut them down. Now, Elon is coming after them, big time.
Tesla had planned to resume operations at the plant on Friday, but that same day, [Alameda County’s interim public health officer] Pan said the auto company didn’t have “the green light” to open back up despite Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom allowing retail and manufacturing to return…
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he was “immediately” filing a lawsuit against a California county that is not allowing his company’s headquarters to reopen because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Making the comments Saturday on Twitter, Musk tore into Alameda County’s interim public health officer, Dr. Erica Pan, and also said Tesla will move its operations in California to another state, calling the county’s coronavirus restrictions the “final straw.” [Source: Washington Examiner]
After announcing it was suing Alameda County, Elon promised he’d move his HQ and future programs to either Texas or Nevada “immediately.” He said if he kept anything in CA, it would be based on how the state treated them.
Not great for California. The high taxes and abusive regulations make it very difficult for any company to keep making money in the Communist Republic of California. Tesla must have been fighting a rising tide for years, trying to maintain profitability while dealing with far-left legislators’ idiocy.
Put yourself in Elon’s shoes. His business was shut down because the governor deemed it “non-essential.” Tell that to the many people who worked there! Musk alone must have been losing thousands, if not millions, of dollars a day. His employees were suffering even more. Then, when it finally looked like he could reopen, some paper-pushing government bureaucrat, drunk on power, decided to shut them down.
Is it any wonder he’s suing the county and making plans to move?
This crisis has revealed numerous government workers and elected officials as power-hungry tyrants. They care very little about the health and wellbeing of Americans. They are more concerned with abusing this power, while they have it. At the same time, they want to make a name for themselves—hoping to use this crisis to extend their careers.
Why should a nobody public health officer get in the way of a billion-dollar company? Who gave Erica Pan the power to tell Elon Musk what to do?
If you think that’s bogus, you’re on the right side of the argument. A health crisis does not give low-ranking government flunkies the power to shut off our Constitutional rights.
Musk is smart to move his operations to business-loving states like Texas. And I’m sure Texans will welcome the flood of jobs with open arms.