Politics As Usual

Craig Huey Government, Congress, and Politics Leave a Comment

Corruption/conflict of interest

Does this sound right?

  1. The Department of Energy awards $4 million of your tax money to a new green energy company, LanzaTech.
  2. Days later, Jim Messina, head of Obama’s Organizing for Action, is appointed to the company board.
  3. Organizing for Action is pushing government subsidies of green energy companies as one of its top four issues.
  4. One of the top green energy company financiers is Vinod Khosla, a major Democratic donor of over $1 million.
  5. The company’s CEO served on a federal panel advising the Department of Energy on granting government subsidies—just like it received.

   This is the type of self-interest corruption and conflict of interest that destroys confidence in government, and is just plain wrong. 

Tell me what you think at craig@craighuey.com.

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