Skip to comments.Gingrich Earned Twice As Much As Previously Disclosed From Ethanol Lobbying Group
Posted on 12/20/2011 4:24:14 AM PST by PieterCasparzen
Newt Gingrich earned some $600,000 as a consultant to a major ethanol lobbying group, not the $312,500 that the organization, called Growth Energy, disclosed last spring.
When quizzed by iWatch News in April, Growth Energy spokesman Chris Thorne said Gingrichs contract ended after 2009. Attributing the mistake to an internal miscommunication, Thorne now says that Gingrich remained on the payroll through 2010 and earned an additional $262,500.
Thorne said that Gingrich continued to work for Growth Energy for the first few months of 2011 as well, but he could not say how much the former Speaker was paid.
Growth Energy was founded in late 2008 by the worlds top ethanol producer the South Dakota based POET group and other fuel companies to promote the use of the alternative fuel. According to the companys Web site, Gingrich was paid to offer advice on strategy and communication issues and to speak positively on ethanol related topics to the media.
Gingrichs ties to the industry have been a boon, no doubt, to his presidential campaign in a farm state like Iowa. But his embrace of federal ethanol subsidies has irritated some conservatives, who believe that government intervention in the economy violates free-market principles.
Gingrich got into a well-publicized spat with the editorial page editors of the Wall Street Journal they called him Professor Cornpone a year ago, compelling him to declare, I am not a lobbyist for ethanol.
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That’s it, ‘’Get a rope’’
Well, at least he 'earned' it. What has Obama earned?
A Republican earned a paycheck!
He must be part of the EVIL 1 % ! ! !
But Bertelsmann merits no interest from the MSM. Go figger.
GOOD for him!!!!
One more thing: I’ll bet his charitable giving FAR outweighs yours or....let’s say Mr. Obama’s.
so if it is finally revealed that Gingrich earned $350,000 from planned parenthood, is everyone here going to keep saying, ‘well at least he earned it!’
Apparently there is a large grassroots movement to elect a Lobbyist-in-Chief.
A private citizen, earned money while at the same time encouraging US energy independence.
Gosh darn patriot capitalist!
**Energy was founded in late 2008 by the worlds top ethanol producer the South Dakota based POET group and other fuel companies to promote the use of the alternative fuel.**
Bearing in mind - these are JOB and energy PRODUCERS - and using American sources of energy. You might not like ethanol as an alternative to oil/gas - but these people put their money where their mouth are - it’s called capitalism.
They hired a knowlegeable individual with respect to government regulation and the players in Congress. I suspect if you were a risk taker - you would want someone like Newt on your side and be willing to pay for his expertise.
I take it you don’t like Newt LMAO.
The problem is it was done on the backs of taxpayers with government subsidies.
Why is the government picking which particular business should do better against the others? And use the tax dollars of the competitors to build the success?
Actually, not where their money.
They were lobbying for taxpayer money to be used for their inefficient energy source. Without subsidies, this business is useless.
Just like Solyndra. Gov hands out taxpayer money to inefficient technology.
Tea Party should have hired Newt similarly to speak against big gov initiatives. We were late.
More anti-Newt propaganda.
Turns out he earned more because the lower figure was only for the first year.
And the person who misreported the amount wasn’t Newt, but the company that employed him.
End of story.
Good for him!
Ain’t America grand?
That’s an awfully big “if” there. Grasp at straws much?