Elon Musk is certainly not without his quirks, but that doesn’t mean he’s wrong.

He’s definitely not wrong about the government:

Show us the lie.

We’ll wait.

A handful of people have pointed out that Musk himself has taken government subsidies for his companies, and that’s a fair point.

More from the L.A. Times in 2015:

Los Angeles entrepreneur Elon Musk has built a multibillion-dollar fortune running companies that make electric cars, sell solar panels and launch rockets into space.

And he’s built those companies with the help of billions in government subsidies.

Tesla Motors Inc., SolarCity Corp. and Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, together have benefited from an estimated $4.9 billion in government support, according to data compiled by The Times. The figure underscores a common theme running through his emerging empire: a public-private financing model underpinning long-shot start-ups.

“He definitely goes where there is government money,” said Dan Dolev, an analyst at Jefferies Equity Research. “That’s a great strategy, but the government will cut you off one day.”

He may very well just be fed up that the federal government has turned on him since then. Whatever the reason for his professed animosity toward the government now, the fact remains that his current description of the government is pretty accurate.

Worth considering:

Thank goodness for the second point.

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