Fresh on the heels of Gov. Polis’s retaliation against C&C Coffee and Kitchen for trying to save their business by allowing dine-in service, the Democrat actually tried to self-style himself as business-friendly in a laughable attempt to recruit Tesla to Colorado.
Entrepreneur Elon Musk got in trouble earlier this week for restarting his operations before Alameda County in California lifted their COVID-19 orders allowing Tesla to reopen.
You know, the same thing that happened to the Castle Rock restaurant.
But when Musk defies government authority, Polis thinks it’s cool!
Musk has railed against California shelter-in-place orders meant to stem the spread of coronavirus, calling the measures “fascist” during a recent Tesla earnings call.
“If somebody wants to stay in their house that’s great, they should be allowed to stay in their house, they should not be compelled to leave, but to say that they cannot leave their house and they will be arrested if they do, this is fascist,” Musk said. “This is not Democratic. This is not freedom. Give people back their God damn freedom.”
Compare that to the sign on the door of the Castle Rock restaurant:
“ATTENTION! Our freedom doesn’t end where your fear begins. If you are scared, stay at home. If you are afraid to be within six feet of another business, DO NOT ENTER THIS BUSINESS! God Bless America, Land of the ‘Free’ and home of the brave.”
So when Musk calls stay-at-home orders fascist measures, Polis doesn’t have a problem with it.
But when small business owners express the same sentiments, they’re stark-raving mad conservatives who want to bring down the government.
We want you here @elonmusk in Colorado, we are the best of all worlds. We’re very pro-business, low taxes, also pro-immigration, pro-LGBT, globally-minded. Bright, smart, motivated ppl love to live here. @Tesla HQ, Cybertruck, gigafactory look no further! @kimbal
— Jared Polis (@jaredpolis) May 13, 2020
Being pro-business does make a lot of sense, Musk!
If only Polis had shown the same compassion for a struggling mom and pop shop that he was willing to extend to your $83 billion business.
So does keeping taxes low, the credit for which goes to the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, certainly not to Polis or his Democrat legislature.
It was considerate of Musk’s PR flak to respond to Polis on Twitter, but don’t get your hopes up, Colorado. California has already capitulated to Musk’s demands so he won’t be looking to relocate.