Skip to comments.Green – the Color of Rotten Corruption
Posted on 02/27/2012 5:37:40 AM PST by Kaslin
As if it were his private stash of fun-money, Barack Obama set aside $80 billion of the Stimulus boondoggle to artificially pump up the green-energy industry through a DOE administered program of grants and loans. When three of the companies that received funding, Solyndra, Beacon Power, and Ener1, each declared bankruptcy in rapid succession, a rotten stench started to waft from the DOE and the White House.
It quickly became apparent that there were numerous close connections between many of these heavily government funded businesses and Obama campaign supporters and operatives. While the cronyism and corruption appeared extensive, until recently no one had quantified the total extent of the cronyism and corruption that existed.
Thanks to some extensive research by the Washington Post, the magnitude of the scandal is now better defined. Heres what the WaPo found:
Within weeks of Obamas inaugural in 2009 and with the $800 billion Stimulus already passed, the green-energy community was euphoric that the new administration would soon be passing out billions like candy at a Fourth of July parade. Wagle participated in a seminar in San Francisco in February to coach and encourage green businesses to line up at the federal trough. In spite of the economic woes already in full swing, Wagle explained that, The recession has actually accelerated green policies by creating an excuse for the Stimulus the Mother Lode for funding virtually anything that was some shade of green. Wagle invoked Rahm Emanuels dictum that a crisis is a horrible thing to waste, and explained that Obama was going to take full advantage of the economic pain engulfing the nation to fund green technologies.
Holly Kaufman, CEO of San Francisco based Environment and Enterprise Strategies, also participated in the Green-Biz conference with Wagle. Reminding the attendees that George W. Bush was gone and with green-loving Democrats now in control of Congress and the White House, Kaufman said they should now get used to success a quote she attributed to her good friend Nancy Pelosi. After what green-enthusiasts believe were eight years of famine, the money spigot was about to be opened full throttle according to Kaufman.
The White House pretends that it is merely coincidental that many of their political appointees were closely connected to companies that were the beneficiaries of millions and billions. These are all professionals with expertise in clean-energy science, finance or both but none of them play a decisional role in DOE awards and none of them are in positions of regulating the industry, according to White House spokesman Eric Schultz.
But a former employee at the Office of Management and Budget, David Gold, told the Washington Post that explanation doesnt hold up. To believe those quiet conversations dont happen in the hallways is naïve, Gold said. When youre putting this kind of pressure on an organization to make decisions on very big dollars, theres increased likelihood that political connections will influence things.
The one hour presentation that included Wagle and Kaufman at the 2009 San Francisco Green-Biz conference was rich with jokes and jabs over the departure of the Bush Administration. Kaufman was elated that unlike Bush, the Obama Administration was committed to science and transparency. That might be what its called in San Francisco or in Obamas hometown of Chicago. But, in most of the rest of the country after three years of this stuff we recognize it for what it is .old fashioned greed, cronyism and corruption.
Our hope is that the various congressional committees and government agencies investigating the DOE green loan scandal will doggedly do their job. After the waste of billions, the taxpayers at least deserve to know the truth of just how corrupt our government has become.
Do these clowns really think they’re making the world a better place for people?
My lib-in-law genuinely believes that the government policies pursuing “green energy” are for the betterment of our country and society.
She’ll not even acknowledge, respond, or comment when you point out the corruption and cronyism that has taken place under 0bama and under the guise of “green energy”.
This just goes to prove my assertion that the sheeperals have only one goal in mind - to feel good about themselves.
When you point out that the policies they support are actually highly destructive, they treat it as a personal attack on their own character.
Is there an individual out there with a properly functioning brain who will admit to being surprised over these exploding revelations.
If you admit to being surprised...PLEASE seek help ASAP.
You wonder where reality fits into their world view.
You wonder where reality fits into their world view.
Sowell commented on this in his book “Intellectuals”.
They actively refuse to examine any issue beyond the point where THEIR own personal goal is reached, and that is feeling good about themselves as either superior, or merely “good”.
In a spiritual examination, this is due to THE pernicious lie, told in Gen 3, “you will be as gods, knowing good and evil”. Today, this translates into “people are basically good, you’re a good person, and you can define morality for yourself”.
Indeed, 0bama even answered the question “what is sin” in this way. “Being out of alignment with my values.” If those “aligned values” are of your own definition, you’re only accountable to yourself, and can set the bar for your own righteousness just below that point of how you want to act anyway.
The only thing that has been "transparent" about all this green payola is their motives.
There are organized mainstream religions that preach this.
You’re right and I not only have that book but have read it cover to cover (minus the references at the end).
They paying off friends and allies and laundering money back into Democrat campaign funds.