Here we go,
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.
I am not a lobbyist for ethanol, Newt Gingrich declared in a mid-winter spat with the editors of The Wall Street Journal over his support for government subsidies for alternative fuel.
But Gingrich was a hired consultant to a major ethanol lobbying groupat more than $300,000 a year.
According to IRS records, the ethanol group Growth Energy paid Gingrichs consulting firm $312,500 in 2009.The former House Speaker was the organizations top-paid consultant, according to the records. His pay was one of the groups largest single expenditures, as it took in and spent about $11 million to promote ethanol and to lobby for federal incentives for its use.
In a Growth Energy publication, Gingrich was listed as a consultant who offered advice on strategy and communication issues and who will speak positively on ethanol related topics to media.
Newt approves of the government picking technology winners. He has said so dozens of times.
No, that’s not a quote from Gingrich that would let one conclude he meant “Solyndra” rather than “ARPA-net” (to abbreviate the point of contention as was done in the post to which I was replying), which was what I wanted a quote regarding. That’s a quote from an unknown source (whose veracity I am in no way challenging) showing that Gingrich’s consulting firm was willing to provide advice to pro-ethanol lobbying groups for a modest fee (by DC standards), suggesting the firm did relatively little work on the matter, and thus doesn’t actually answer my challenge.
posted on 12/18/2011 3:08:39 PM PST
(And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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