Elon Musk was one of the top fifty donors to the House Republican’s “Protect the House” PAC, sending in nearly $40,000, according to Salon.
Other donors sent more than a quarter-million to benefit House Republicans, but many Democrats question Musk’s relatively small donation because of his position on climate change.
Although Musk claims to donate as a type of foot-in-the-door, many Democrats do not see it that way. Some feel it is an abandonment of liberals while others are planning to sell Tesla stock and boycott their products.
Well at least most of his Tesla customers aren’t liberals…oh wait… https://t.co/EprZqN0AQX
— andy lassner (@andylassner) July 14, 2018
Nice to know the person responsible for making electric cars is able to divorce himself from climate change by donating to the very people who deny its existence. I traded my Tesla in last week after my friend’s Tesla caught on fire, so I saved a trip https://t.co/rDqiERd8qt
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) July 14, 2018
Just sold my @Tesla stock.
— Zach Hunter (@zachjhunter) July 14, 2018
Not every liberal group abandoned Musk, however. The strongest defense came from the climate activists at the Sierra Club. – READ MORE
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk was one of the top 50 donors last quarter to a PAC aimed at maintaining Republican control of the House, new federal filings show.
The Federal Election Commission filings released this week show that Musk donated a total of $38,900 to the PAC Protect The House.
Other high-profile donors who gave to the PAC include Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, who gave $100,000, and Houston Texans owner Bob McNair, who gave $371,500.
As Twitchy reported earlier Thursday, SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk tweeted his commitment to “fund fixing the water in any house in Flint that has water contamination above FDA levels.”
Flint’s mayor was anxious to get Musk on the phone to discuss a plan of action, but Bloomberg — the business news people — seemed to take the news as “an ominous sign” in an opinion piece.
Tesla's CEO is fixing Flint's water.
Domino's Pizza is filling potholes.
Salesforce is reducing homelessness.
— Bloomberg Opinion (@bopinion) July 11, 2018
Noah Smith writes: All of these initiatives, in and of themselves, are good things. It’s good for potholes to be fixed, homeless people to be housed, and traffic congestion to be relieved. But the fact that it’s private companies taking these steps is an ominous sign for the nation. It suggests a breakdown in the government’s ability or willingness to carry out one of its core functions — the efficient provision of public goods.– READ MORE