• How Do You Like Subsidizing Elon Musk’s Crapitalist Lifestyle?

    We at Daily Surge thought you’d like to take a peek at Elon Musk’s new $17 million dollar mansion. Let’s call it an idol to CRAPITALISM, if you will. Musk was the cofounder of PayPal and is considered the real-life Tony Stark by Iron Man director Jon Favreau.

    While Musk was at one point in his career a self-made entrepreneur who made millions by providing goods and services that met a demand in the marketplace, today the billionaire leverages his political access and turns it into crony-fueled profit…and leaves us holding the bill.

    As you go through these ostentatious pictures, keep in mind that Musk’s high-end electric car company, Tesla, was given $465 million of your hard-earned tax dollars from the Obama administration’s green energy loan program. In fact, as Jason Mattera reveals in CRAPITALISM: Liberals Who Make Millions Swiping Your Tax Dollars, the taxpayer-backed Tesla ended up helping a Middle East investment firm net $113 million in profits.

    Here’s Musk’s 1.66-acre hilltop plot in Los Angeles’s plush Bel Air neighborhood.


    Musk gave Business Insider an exclusive look recently into his massive, multi-winged new 20,248 square foot property.

    Musk’s kitchen, with its brick ceilings, is probably as spacious, if not more, than the average middle class American home.


    Oh, in addition to the taxpayer-financed loan to Tesla, did we mention that Tesla is largely profitable today because, as Mattera points out, California automakers that run on fossil fuels “essentially prop up businesses like Tesla because they have to buy clean air credits, thanks to aggressive intervention by the government.”

    Because of global warming. Or something.

    Here’s a look at just one of the seven bedrooms you helped Mr. Musk purchase through your unwitting generosity. You think Musk will invite us to his crib for a sleepover? “Hide and Go Seek” in this palace could be epic!


    Business Insider says that the master suite includes a bedroom and a lounge area. If you peasants want to live large like Elon Musk, then you’re gonna have to step up your crapitalist game, son!

    Musk didn’t just lobby to get government subsidies for Tesla. SolarCity, his other “green energy company” is completely reliant on Uncle Sam just to stay in business. But don’t take my word for it. “If, for any reason, we are unable to finance solar energy systems through tax-advantaged structures,” SolarCity warned in 2013, “we may no longer be able to provide solar energy systems to new customers on an economically viable basis. This would have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.”

    New Yorkers, by the way, have just forked over $750 million in subsidies for Musk to build a SolarCity plant in Buffalo.


    Must be nice.

    Oh, and let’s not forget the gigantic his and her baths, and the two enormous closets.


    No green energy crapitalist’s home is set without a home theater.

    So now he can watch reruns, in high def, of one of his taxpayer-backed rockets blast off into space. And yes, SpaceX is yet another Musk company that hinges on the public’s “investment.”


    There’s a tennis court, too….


    ….And a massive swimming pool.


    At a time when American wages are falling or stagnating, professional swindler Elon Musk has secured your tax dollars and made you part of his business plan whether you like it or not. And as a reward for satiating his hunger pangs for taxpayer-funded goodies, he bought himself a seven bedroom, nine bathroom estate.

    CRAPITALISM has sullied the greatest economic system ever known to man, Mattera writes. “It’s allowed the rich and famous to become even more rich and famous, but at our expense.”

    “And, most disturbing, it’s turned the rule of law on its head by creating two classes of citizens: those who benefit from crony connections and those who don’t.”

    What better example of CRAPITALISM than Elon Musk? Which is why Mattera included a chapter on him.

    We don’t begrudge Musk’s opulence. We begrudge being forced to subsidize it.

    His net worth increased dramatically around the same time his companies were bagging big taxpayer bucks.

    Funny how that works.

    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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