American Conservative Union board member Jim Lacy was on Stuart Varney’s show on Fox’s Business Network talking about the problem with the Obama administration.
He cites them as “picking and choosing winners and losers” in businesses so that some are exempt from California’s environmental regulations, and some are not.
Varney asks Lacy about the motor company Tesla, “the green, electric car company” and how they are going to receive huge breaks if they build their factory in the state.
“They’re trying to do a jam job in the legislature right now, to put $500 million of California taxpayer’s funds into Tesla and to basically loosen all environmental regulations so they can fast track,” said Lacy.
“Manufacturing is in terrible shape in California,” he continued. “We’ve lost 40 percent at manufacturing jobs since 1990, GM is gone, Ford is gone, Caterpillar and International Harvester are gone, Toyota is leaving and Chrysler is gone.”
“And as you know and we’ve talked about, the Campbell’s soup factory, after 100 years, the Democrats allowed that to close because the whole reason of high taxes and tough regulations.”
“Well now, they’re picking and choosing. Now they are saying because Tesla is ‘green’ we’re going to allow all these benefits to go over to Tesla to create 6500 jobs, and you know Stuart, it’s Socialism. It’s command economy. It’s picking winners and losers.”
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