Elon Musk: Joe Biden Should Scrap ‘Crazy’ Infrastructure Bill, Calls for Spending Cuts

Elon Musk CEO of Tesla
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Elon Musk has once again slammed Joe Biden’s $555 billion infrastructure bill, calling it “crazy,” and calling on lawmakers not to pass it, despite its subsidies for electric vehicles.

The “Build Back Better” legislation has passed the House, but still needs approval in the Senate before heading to Joe Biden’s desk.

President Joe Biden speaks in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in Washington. Biden is set to kick of more urgent campaign for Americans to get COVID-19 booster shots on Dec. 2, as he unveils a his winter plans to combat the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Joe Biden speaks in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Elon Musk strikes a pose

Elon Musk strikes a pose (Pool/Getty)

The bill would benefit Tesla, Musk’s electric car company, since it boosts the existing $7,500 tax credit for electric vehicles by an additional $2,500 for vehicles made in the United States, and a further $2,500 for EVs produced by unionized workers.

Tesla would currently qualify for the first boost, and would qualify for the second if its workers become unionized in the future.

The bill also contains provisions for building a network of electric charging stations across the country, something that would in theory also boost the EV industry.

Nevertheless, Musk opposes the legislation, citing the larger problem of unchecked government spending. In remarks to the Wall Street Journal CEO council summit, the billionaire entrepreneur said he would just “can this whole bill.”

“You can’t just spend $3 trillion more than you earn every year,” Musk said. “If you don’t cut government spending, something really bad’s gonna happen. This is crazy. Our spending is so far in excess of revenue. It’s insane. Like, you could zero out all billionaires in the country [and] you still wouldn’t solve the deficit.”

“I’m literally saying get rid of all subsidies,” he continued.

Musk has been one of Joe Biden’s more vocal critics in the business community, regularly mocking the President on social media.

As Breitbart News’ Lucas Nolan recently reported:

One of Musk’s Twitter followers asked him: “The President of the United States has refused to even acknowledge the 4 newest American astronauts who helped raise hundreds of millions of dollars for St. Jude. What’s your theory on why that is?”

Musk responded “He’s still sleeping,” which appeared to be reminiscent of former President Donald Trump’s nickname for Biden, “Sleepy Joe.”

Musk has also accused the Biden administration of being “controlled by unions:”

While speaking at the Code Conference in California on Tuesday, Musk was asked about the tweet from earlier this month in which he criticized President Biden. Musk responded that Biden is “not the friendliest, pointing specifically to an electric vehicle event that the White House hosted last month — one which Tesla was not invited to.

“Biden held this EV summit — didn’t invite Tesla. Invited GM, Ford, Chrysler, and UAW [United Auto Workers Union]. An EV summit at the White House. Didn’t mention Tesla once, and praised GM and Ford for leading the EV revolution,” Musk said.

He added that the Biden administration is a “little biased or something … just not the friendliest administration… Seems to be controlled by unions.”

Most recently, Musk suggested that there should be an age limit “just below 70” for candidates who wish to run for political office, a rule which would exclude Biden from running again — although it would also exclude Donald Trump.

Allum Bokhari is the senior technology correspondent at Breitbart News. He is the author of #DELETED: Big Tech’s Battle to Erase the Trump Movement and Steal The Election.

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