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Tesla name drop in the State of the Union speech!

Discussion in 'Tesla Motors' started by gg_got_a_tesla, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. gg_got_a_tesla

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    In the context of a new wave of jobs that didn't exist 10 or 20 years ago; mentioned alongside Google and eBay!
     
  2. NoMoGas

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    Tesla gets POTUS shoutout at State of the union

    That was fun to see. GOP sat on hands.
     
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    Saw it. GOP sat on hands :redface:
     
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    not to get too political, but they sure can take the air out of a room
     
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    Was about to post this but you beat me to it.

    Nice name drop but I'm personally not holding my breath on anything based on this. Tomorrow will more than likely still be the same as today.
     
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    State of the Union 2015: Full transcript - CNN.com

     
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    #7 Canuck, Jan 20, 2015
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    Saw it too. It see it as a shot at Republicans (Romney) who called Tesla "a loser" during a debate. It came right after his comments about the strong US auto industry - an industry Romney did want to bail out - like he didn't want to give Tesla a loan (but he called them "Tester"),
     
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    Obama mentions Tesla in State of The Union Speech alongside Google and eBay at SOTU

    'Our manufacturers have added almost 800,000 new jobs. Some of our bedrock sectors, like our auto industry, are booming. But there are also millions of Americans who work in jobs that didn't even exist ten or twenty years ago – jobs at companies like Google, and eBay, and Tesla.'
     
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    Trying to take credit for jobs creation he had nothing to do with?
     
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    Are you saying the government loan never helped Tesla stay afloat?
     
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    I didn't hear that Obama is personally trying to take credit for the jobs at Tesla. However, keep in mind that Tesla did take a government loan which essentially means that government money was used to help get the jobs at Tesla going.
     
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    I'm not a mod here but political discussions never go well. Try and keep things in check.
     
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    Actually, it didn't. Common misconception. It was Daimler that saved them when they were desperate.
     
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    Regardless of being republican, democrat or moderate, let's be grateful that Tesla merits a mention. And Space X was inferred! Pretty cool.
     
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    Here's my policy on that:

    Since this thread is about politics and Tesla I will allow some political content - relevant to Tesla. However I don't think there's a lot to discuss on this topic, and when it degenerates into partisan bickering I will move all offending posts to the Political Quarantine.

    There are already a couple of posts that are borderline if not already over the edge; please don't rise to the bait. Otherwise I'll dump the whole thing. You have been warned.
     
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    Good work Doug!
     
  17. gg_got_a_tesla

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    Exactly my take on it too. Very cool.
     
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    Likely true. However, we may get a large number of people doing a search on Google for "Tesla."
     
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    In some ways both parties can take credit for supporting Tesla. The Bush Administration created the ATVM loan program. It was under the Obama Administration that the loan was approved. Personally I think the Republican's could take more credit than the Democrats since they created the ATVM loan program, however they lost any ability to take credit when they lumped Tesla in with "green" programs to attack Obama during the last election. I hate seeing Tesla politicized at all since the company isn't involved in politics other than what is necessary to stay in business.

    JMHO.
     
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    His talk about climate change might also have a positive affect on Tesla.
     

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