Ontario’s Liberal government is cutting $3,000 cheques for the province’s one-percenters who buy electric cars such as the Tesla.
The electric sports car is six figures off the lot. Martini socialists who buy Teslas usually have a regular carbon-spewing car in the garage for when they want to take a real road trip rather than go around the corner to the nearest Whole Foods.
Wynne’s “e-car grants” are the most perverse example of wealth redistribution imaginable. People suffering hard times aren’t going to benefit from this scheme, only be hurt by it.
Average Ontarians can’t afford a Tesla but are subsidizing them for the wealthy who can?
So the rich get richer thanks to your tax dollars, in what is now a have-not province.
And this e-car program isn’t a one-off either but a continuation of a trend where wealthy elites benefit from government largesse.
Remember the NBA All-Star Game in Toronto earlier this month? An enormous success with sell-out events all but impossible to get tickets for, yet the Wynne government gave Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, one of the richest sports companies in the world, a $500,000 grant courtesy of taxpayers.
MLS&E is majority-owned by Bell and Rogers but they received taxpayer money to host an event that was already going to be a financial success! I’m surprised they had the chutzpah to cash the cheque.