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By 2030, president Joe Biden wants half of all new vehicles sold to be EVs. This shows the level of interest the president has in Electric Vehicles. Some of the plans he made to realize the goals are tax credits for buyers and government support by providing more charging stations to plug them into.

However, the president hasn't shown much love for Tesla which by far is the largest maker of EVs in the world. Tesla CEO, Elon Musk is aware of the president's lack of interest in his company and he wasn't afraid to criticize him on Twitter.

Tesla is the largest maker of EVs around and one would naturally think Biden should lean more on the company's side to produce more for the US citizens considering the gains or benefits that come with it but the president has been mostly silent about Tesla.

The UAW could be the reason for the muteness

This development could massively affect jobs negatively in the coming years because EVs have fewer moving parts and it takes 30% less labour to assemble according to Ford estimates contrasted with traditional internal combustion engine vehicles which have more individual moving components and more labour to assemble. This posed a major concern for the United Auto Workers and Biden has been getting resistance from them.

The major benefits of EVs are from their battery packs (which is composed of battery cells, modules and then pack). The unionized automakers — General Motors (GM) and LG Chem, have set up joint ventures to build battery plants, which will be situated to the site of GM's closed Lordstown assembly plant in Ohio rather than build them at their own factories. But the exact location is not known, yet plus, it's not clear as of this writing if the factories will finally be unionized.

Elon Snubed by Biden

President Joe Biden organized an EV summit at the White House which was chaired by UAW President Ray Curry, General Motors (GM), Ford (F) and Stellantis CEOs in August of this year — a meeting to which Elon was not invited.

The UAW is one of the largest and most diverse unions in North America, with members in virtually every sector of the economy but Tesla is not part of that union.

Could this signal why Musk was not invited to that meeting? Or could it be because if Biden is seen as an enthusiastic supporter for a nonunion automaker Tesla; would make it much more difficult for him to keep the support of his UAW allies in the switch to EVs?

When White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked if not being a part of the union was the reason Musk wasn't invited to the EV summit even though Tesla made more sales of EVs than some who are making a fraction of sales but were present at the meeting.

Her response

"Well, these are the three largest employers of the United Auto Workers, so I'll let you draw your own conclusion," she said.

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The UAW vs Musk

Elon Musk is one of the richest men in the world, no doubt and he owns and co-founded 4 different companies — Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink and The Boring Company. He leads all product design, engineering and global manufacturing of several products. It is worthy to note that someone like that will have a tremendous amount of self-discipline and strong will to be able to handle any challenge.

In the fight against organized labour, the National Labour Relations Board has ruled against Musk several times but Tesla remains firm and steadfast against unions and has repeatedly mocked the union and its supporters.

For example, he tweeted in November, "New UAW slogan: 'Fighting for their right to steal money from workers!'".

Biden and the UAW have a really good relationship and Musk tweeted in October saying the relationship between the UAW and Biden is the main reason Tesla has not received any support from the otherwise pro-EV administration.

"Biden is a UAW sock puppet" Must tweet.

Musk vs. Biden EV Plans

Attractive tax credit for consumers who bought EVs built in the United States by unionized labour, government support for a network of charging stations are some of the goodies to encourage consumers to buy EVs.

Musk doesn't support union labour thus he won't benefit much from those perks. For instance, Biden's BBB legislation that passed in the House gives a whopping $4,500 in additional subsidy to EVs that are made by union labour, Tesla won't benefit from those subsidies.

When the CEOs of GM and Ford were again invited to the White House by the president last month, January to discuss the BBB and EVs, Musk again was not invited. This sparked off more Twitter attacks.

Another thing that caused a lot of outrage on Twitter was the president Tweet showing GM CEO Mary Barra in a video saying "I meant it when I said the future was going to be made right here in America. Companies like GM and Ford are building more electric vehicles here at home than ever before."

This statement is tricky since Ford and GM haven't made EVs very long and only produces only a fraction of the EVs Tesla produces — Tesla produces several hundred thousand EVs in the USA. Plus most GM cars are made outside of the USA and shipped back.

A White House official said Musk's lack of patronage for the EV arrangements in the Build Back Better legislation was what kept him from appearing at the meeting and not his lack of support for the union labour.

"The recent event at the White House was for business leaders that support BBB to talk about how it is good for the economy," the official said.

Furthermore, the official was asked by CNN why the president prominently did not mention Tesla when talking about Electric Vehicles, "Tesla has done extraordinary things for electric vehicles and that's a big part of why the whole industry now knows EVs are the future. Tesla also benefited greatly from past EV tax credits, but unfortunately, their CEO has suggested opposition to new EV tax credits." the official responded.

But it seems Musk's lack of interest in union labour is also a factor why he wasn't invited to the meetings on two several occasions. The official from the White House asserts "We are going to continue fighting for legislation to expand access and create high-quality jobs building EVs. President Biden is focused on creating good union jobs across the country and believes firmly that every worker in every state must have a free and fair choice to join a union and the right to bargain collectively with their employer."

More Reasons Musk Doesn't Like Biden

The senate democrats proposal to tax America’s richest — which will raise billions of dollars from apparently 10 of them of which Elon Musk is one of them, the Build Back Better legislation which has a minimum federal tax rate of 15 per cent on highly profitable companies in the USA including Tesla (which is a creative move by the president, by the way, to cause highly profitable companies to pay tax. Because companies like Tesla could avoid paying $0 in federal taxes insisting that all of their profits come from outside of the US but their domestic operations lose money which is in compliance with the US tax code terms), and the EV incentives which doesn’t sit well with Musk pisses him off against Biden administration.

Elon Musk himself will pay about $11 billion in federal taxes more than anyone has ever paid which is due to exercising tens of billions worth of stock options that had been set to expire but Tesla will pay about $0 in taxes even though it reported $5.5 billion in net income for 2021 and $7.5 billion for adjusted income.

Democratic senators such as Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Ron Wyden have received fierce oppositions from Musk majorly for their proposed stand to tax America’s richest wealth; not just their income.

Scott Merryman, a man from the Kansas United States was arrested and detained at the Washington county detention centre in Hagerstown, Maryland on the charge of threatening to harm Joe Biden.

According to FOX5 Washinton D.C, Scott, an Independence resident was arrested by the United States SS officers on January 26. He was an Army vet and allegedly suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD), although had sought the relevant help from the Veterans Affairs (VA) but probably didn't take it according to sources close to him.

On Tuesday, January 22, Merryman phoned the Independence police in Kansas that he was going to the Capital to see the president. This was followed by a court filing report.

Still, in the court filing report, Merryman said God told him to go to Washington DC to “cut off the head of the serpent in the heart of the nation”.

When an FBI agent reached him on Wednesday, he said he planned to "lop off the head of the serpent in the heart of the nation".

The FBI agent had to contact the Secret Service agent after Merryman later threatened to kill him too.

When he was interviewed on the telephone by a US Secret Service agent, he refused to admit that Biden was the serpent. But his recent Facebook post says otherwise, in it, he clearly identified Biden as the Antichrist and said “he will suffer a fatal head wound. And deal that blow in Christ’s name".

scott merryman facebook account

It’s easy to connect the dots.

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Scott was searched by another Secret Service agent Tim Hackler who located him at the parking lot of a Cracker Barrel restaurant in Hagerstown and found on him three rounds of .45 ammunition and a spotting scope in his backpack but no gun or other weapons found according to the court documents.

When challenged about the weapon, he claimed God told him to bring it and gave no further explanation.

Initially, Merryman narrated to the FBI agent that he only needed to talk to the president about information he had about the Book of Revelation in the bible but refused to accept that the "serpent" he was referring to was the president.

He is also accused of telling a switchboard operator at the white house that he planned to kill the president, at which time he spoke to special agent James McDonald.

This led to him violating and being charged with two federal laws — violations of 18 U.S.C. § 871 (Threats Against the President of the United States) and 18 U.S.C. § 875(c) (Interstate Communication Containing a
Threat to Harm)., including one that prohibits threatening to harm the president. That charge carries a prison term of up to five years.

You can check his Facebook page here showing a series of threatening verbiage (facebook.com/scottie.merryman).

This is the poorest man in congress!” Biden told the crowd at the first-ever White House Summit on Working Families at Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C., June 23, 2014, discussing such matters families encounter when the home and the office conflicts. No doubt, Joe at the Summit was drawing the crowd’s attention to his modest upbringing and scrappy roots.

He’s referring to himself as one of the “poorest members of Congress” or as “middle-class Joe” mainly because his net worth is less than $500,000 at the time.

Joe Biden actually came from a wealthy family

BIDEN, JOSEPH ROBINETTE, JR. (JOE) came from a wealthy family. His father, Joe Biden Sr. ran a division of American Oil but due to temporary setbacks his dad experienced investing in several businesses but failed made the family be put in the middle-class category which inadvertently gave Joe his popularly known nickname the “Middle-Class Joe“.

To be considered wealthy, Americans say you should have a net worth of about $2.3 million dollars. According to Senior Living.

According to the same data, an average person would consider someone rich with a salary higher than $309,000.

The poorest man in congress surpasses it all!

The Beginning

Joseph Robinette Biden Sr. and Catherine Eugenia Biden gave birth to a lovely son (Joe Biden Jr.) on November 20, 1942, in Scranton, Pennsylvania. That’s the WWII period; a day before the completion of ALCAN Highway (or Alaska Highway) to connect the contiguous United States to Alaska across Canada.

Joe Biden is about 184 cm or 6.03675 feet tall and he weighs about 72 kg or 158.733 lbs.

He started his career as an attorney in 1968 – 1969 at Wilmington law firm as a Public Defender. He also started his own firm, Biden and Walsh (which is now known as Monzack Mersky McLaughlin and Browder).

However, this Corporate Law practice didn’t pan out well for him in terms of remuneration so he supplemented his income managing properties including a neighbourhood swimming pool.

On  January 5, 1973, Middle-Class Joe was sworn in as a United States Senator with a starting salary of about $42,500 per annum. That’s a lot of money for a middle-class citizen in today’s economy.

Using the Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation calculator, $42,500 in 1973 would equivalent to $259,307.86 in today’s dollars (adjusted for inflation).

Considering making $42,500 per year in today’s economy would definitely put anyone as a middle-class citizen.

Converting that amount into today’s dollars is no joke!

He’s also one of the youngest Senators in the United States – (the sixth-youngest senator in the American history actually). Elected at the age of 29, 11 months old but turned 30 by the time he’ll start his term as a Senator (the minimum age required to hold the office). He served from 1973 to 2009.

Biden was the first U.S Vice President to emerge from Small Wonder (Delaware) on January 20, 2009 and ended his tenure on January 20, 2017.

While he served as the 47th vice president of the United States, his yearly salary remained fixed. Earning about $174,000 per annum.

Joe and Jill Bidens made $15M in total after leaving the White House

According to the documents released on Tuesday, July 9, 2009, at about 12:09 PM. Joe amassed $4,000,000 (Four Million Dollars) between 2017 and 2018, delivering about 40 speeches and writing engagements.

In 2017, the Bidens made $10,000,000 from CelticCapri Corp and Giacoppa both S-Corp according to their Financial Disclosures and Tax Returns.

An S-Corp (S Corporation) is a closely held company (a company that is not owned by the government)… An S Corp does not pay any income taxes.

From the same Financial Disclosures & Tax Returns report they published in 2018, another $4.5 million were earned by the Bidens.

In 2019, the Bidens Taxable Income earning reported was around $944,000. Paid about $346,000 in taxes and received a refund of nearly $47,000.

Their tax returns showed they paid $5.5 million in federal taxes between those three years.

Taxable income is the portion of your gross income that’s actually subject to taxation.

The major wellspring of income for the Bidens were from book deals and dozens of six-figure speaking engagements. For example, they received $66,000 from a single speaking engagement he gave in St. Louis, Missouri. on the 4th of August, 2018 and prices as high as $182,679 for another speaking engagement he delivered at The Economic Club of SW Michigan Speakers Series, Benton Harbor.

Jill Biden was hired at Northern Virginia Community College as an English teacher on the 16th of August, 2009. And from 2018 through 2019, she has maintained a base salary of about $99,398.

Not only that, Jill just like Joe also gave several speaking engagements with price per appearance ranging from $25,000 and $46,000. She’s also an author of the books “Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops,” and her memoir “Where the Light Enters: Building a Family, Discovering Myself,”. She got royalties from the former and an advance for the latter.

As of 2014, Joe’s net worth was about $385,700 dollars per annum, fast forward to today he’s worth much more.

Joe and his lovely wife, Jill owns two homes in Delaware valued over $4,000,000. Their main residence in Greenville, Delaware worth about $2 million and another in North Shores, (just north of Rehoboth Beach) worth $2.7 million.

Cash in hand with other investments worth another $4,000,000 (Four Million Dollars). And a federal pension worth more than $1,000,000 (One Million Dollars) totalling up to be approximately $9,000,000. According to a Forbes 2019 estimate.

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