quote: Regardless, if they're getting loans just like a bunch of other troubled companies, and if they have yet to pay back those loans, they deserve scrutiny. If everything's kosher, who cares? And if it's not, wouldn't you like to know?
quote: Except that Ford has existed for more than a century, has been profitable for decades, has a market cap about 15 times that of Tesla, and has 1/5 of their total debt available in cash reserves (Ford has about 75 times as much cash on hand than Tesla). Giving Ford a loan is not nearly the gamble giving one to Tesla is. Investing in Ford is a sound long-term investment. Investing it Tesla is Venture Capitalism.
quote: The government can loan companies money, but based on some sort of arbitrary definition of risk.
quote: just pointing out they're one of the ones some Republicans label as a "good guy",