Back atcha, Jim. While I won’t get in to the political aspect of your post, if you think your town is average for teachers salary, that is maybe not irrational; rather, uninformed.
Mom & Dad were teachers. Three sisters were. One daughter is, and the other about to be. We have 6 (about to be 7) in my close family. It would be more fingers and toes than I have to count on in the extended family, in a number of states. We have one Senior VP with Pearson - the largest text book publishing company in the world. I’m very familiar with teachers and their salaries. The average is FAR from 6 figures.
Some people are middle class - at least, what it takes to be around here - and pay no taxes. The poor get paid - pay none and still get a return.
With that said, I know what I pay, and my two companies pay. I would gladly take the credit, as my taxes paid are so out of proportion to start with.
As to the OP, Teslas are COOL! Never sat in one, or driven it, but the video of the auto pilot is incredible.