Perhaps if we weren't giving 500 million dollar loans to failed solar energy companies, we could afford to give Elon a few extra hundred mil.
By all accounts thus far, the Obama Administration has given Elon Musk over 1 billion dollars for Tesla, Solar City and SpaceX.
Given? Some was loans and others was for goods and services provided. Some the monies were 'given" by the Bush administration.
Solar City didn't get the loan.
So, I believe it doesn't amount to a billion yet.
COTS - approx 1/4 billion
Teslsa - approx 1/2 billion
CRS - much less 1/4 billion