Thanks.I’m not sure I’ll change your mind, or even if it’s a legitimate reason, but Biden made a campaign promise to help create well paid unionized jobs, and that’s exactly what this legislation will do.
That, of course, I explains why he would support it, but I don’t think it’s the best way to support US EV jobs in general (subsidizing certain US jobs 50% more than others).
If union auto jobs pay more, then maybe it could make sense to subsidize those proportionally, but the $4500 number is way too high, IMO, and if US jobs are the goal, then why do non-union US EVs get the same credit as foreign-made EVs?
IMO, the old numbers made more sense if good US jobs are actually the goal:
$12,500 for Union US
$10,000 for non-Union US
$7,500 for foreign-built
I don’t support such a huge advantage for unions only at the expense of other US manufacturing jobs. The advantage is too big.