Skip to comments.Billionaire Steyer Puts Money Toward Climate, Energy Issues
Posted on 02/25/2014 5:38:21 PM PST by La Lydia
DAVID GREENE, HOST: wealthy donors like Tom Steyer are putting a pistol to someone's head, forcing their pet issues on candidates. Steyer himself sees things very differently. He quit his hedge fund with $1.5 billion and now in his view he's fighting as hard as he can with money and passion to do something very noble - save the planet. .. With plans to pour $100 million into key elections this year, Steyer joins this elite group of wealthy individuals trying to influence politicians and voters. Steyer says he doesn't agree with the growing influence of money in politics but he's willing to play the game in order to accomplish his goals.
STEYER: We believe in democracy, we believe in the American system. And this is where it is right now, so we're going to play by the rules that are set up for us.
GREENE: Some people are calling you the liberal response to the Koch brothers.
STEYER: I want to draw some very, very big distinctions between me and the Koch brothers. The Koch brothers are pushing ideas that directly benefit them. They're pushing things where it is going to result in their pocketbooks being a lot fatter.
GREENE: We should say though that people who support the Koch brothers - and believe they're spending money on issues that, you know, they support - I mean would not characterize the Koch brothers that way...as you're looking at 2014, you're thinking a lot about an issue that is very near and dear to you, climate change and energy. Could there be cases that if you're picking and choosing your battles based on a single issue, it might not ultimately help the party as a whole.
For example, if there is a race that is really crucial to the Democratic Party holding onto control of the Senate, but climate change, you know, is not that big a deal in that race, and your money is not there, it could in a way hurt the party.
STEYER: Well, I don't see it that way, actually. I see it that we're trying to participate in places where there is a big differential on something that we think is the generational challenge of our times And that's the mission that we've set for ourselves
He can spend money on climate change as long as its his money, but this freak wants to elect politicians who will spend OPM on his cause
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Crony capitalists to provide the $$$
Entitlement army to provide the votes
It’s a tough combination to beat.
They re-elected a POTUS with 8% unemployment (17% real), $4 gas, surging food prices, and trillion dollar deficts to the end of time.
Total poltroon, I’d say.
Yeah, but they gots a phone.
There is no climate issue.
Climate, as we all know, is just a convenient excuse to implement facism.
He’s “saving the planet”. What an arrogant fool.
Knew a lot about hedge funds.
Doesn’t know s**t about science.
Al Gore proves that too.
Another smug narcissist.
And so are you - liar.
How can all these people not seeing that “climate change” is designed to make millions for the rich and oppress the poor?
Greed, run totally amok.
Arrogant and extremely evil. He is delusional beyond words..
Inside every leftist billionaire there is a Don Quixote fighting to get out.
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