Monday, February 16, 2015

Greedy, Crooked, Green

When Progressives are in charge                            


Then there was Demos, a New York–based left-wing group normally prominent in attacking voter-ID laws. But in Oregon, Demos persuaded Hayes and Kitzhaber to consider using a “genuine progress indicator” as a substitute for traditional GDP models of growth.
Oregon governor John Kitzhaber may have announced that he will resign, but a sweeping FBI investigation of him and his fiancée, Cylvia Hayes, is only getting started. While the story involves personal failings, the green-energy lobbying scandal that brought them down has national lessons and implications. If oil companies and pharmaceutical concerns shouldn’t exercise undue influence in government, the same is true for green energy — which can’t yet survive in the marketplace without giant subsidies or special tax favors.

While Hayes was living in the governor’s mansion with the self-bestowed title of “Oregon’s First Lady,” she collected a series of consulting contracts and “fellowship” money from people with an interest in shaping state energy and environmental policy. She then ordered state employees to help run her private business and take actions in accord with the wishes of the green-energy groups that were paying her. [Etc]

Hang them


Stu Tarlowe said...

Having lived in Oregon, not much that happens there surprises me. Even back in the '70s, I remember how heavy-handed "Peace and Love" types could be when they got a little power. I remember someone commenting "Scratch a hippie, find a Fascist!"

Anonymous said...

Flog them first.
Lt. Col. Gen. Tailgunner dick

toadold said...

Should they be salted after flogging or is that a waste of salt?

pdwalker said...

Not if you drag them through the briny blue see.

pdwalker said...


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