Buying a Tesla is the ultimate virtue-signal.
I mean, sure, its batteries may be charged by fossil-fuel-burning power plants, and those batteries are made from amongst the world's most toxic substances.
But the whole point of a Tesla isn’t transportation, or environmentalism. It’s telling the world you have a Tesla. So it works.
Except not really.
The real cost of a Telsa is way over $100,000. But you’ll get $14,000 back from the government if you buy one.
So, it’s a subsidy from working class normals to virtue-signalling richie-riches. So they can show off how much they care.
Now here’s today’s news:
Elon Musk had announced a new Tesla Model 3, one that's more affordable.
It would only cost US$35,000, which is $44,000 Canadian.
Musk — he’s no dummy — says you could “reserve yours now” for just $1,000. And more than half a million people did! That's half a billion dollars.
Except in the last quarter of 2017:
"Tesla delivered 29,870 vehicles, of which 15,200 were Model S, 13,120 were Model X, and 1,550 were Model 3.”
They delivered 1,550. In three months. That’s 17 a day.
At this rate, it will take 83 years for Musk to fulfill all of his orders.
Tesla is a scam in so many ways.
But they're not the only ones:
Tonight I'll look at a bunch of other "progressive" companies that are scammers, too, like Apple and Loblaws.
Isn’t it funny — the noisier CEOs are about how noble they are, the more self-serving and corrupt...?
TONIGHT'S GUESTS: Senior Edmonton Sun columnist Lorne Gunter joins me to talk about the Alberta NDP's carbon tax; then our own John Cardillo talks about the war of words between President Trump and his former advisor, Steve Bannon — and what this means for the future of Breitbart.com
FINALLY: Your messages to me!