All Your Billionaires Are Belong to Us

Wingnuts Being Wingnuts

John Hinderacker the Power Tool is livid that there’s a billionaire out there who has pledged support to … Democrats. This is unnatural; it violates the God-ordained order of things.

Billionaire hedge fund operator and “green” energy magnate Tom Steyer has pledged $100 million in the 2014 election cycle to help Democratic candidates who oppose the Keystone pipeline and who favor “green” energy over fossil fuels. Steyer claims to be a man of principle who has no financial interest in the causes he supports, but acts only for the public good. That is a ridiculous claim: Steyer is the ultimate rent-seeker who depends on government connections to produce subsidies and mandates that make his “green” energy investments profitable.

I don’t know John Steyer and have no idea where his head is. It may very well be that he’s taken a good, hard look at the world and reality and decided that, sooner or later, fossil fuel energy will be as extinct as the dodo and that the future will be green, and he might as well prepare himself to cash in.

To which I say, good for him. Imagine what the world would be like if the Koch Brothers suddenly had the same epiphany. Among other things, they’d stop subsidizing climate change denialism, and then maybe we’d actually be able to do something to, you know, save the planet. See, for example, Secret funding helped build vast network of climate denial thinktanks; Who Funds Contrariness on Climate Change? and Inside Koch’s Climate Denial Machine.

And by the way

Koch Brothers likes to champion themselves as crusaders against the welfare state. But a new report shows that they took $88 million of your taxpayer dollars while demanding that governments stop wasting taxpayer dollars. In total, $110 billion goes out to corporate welfare projects from state and local authorities. This does not even include money coming from federal sources.

In other words, the Tool is angry that Steyer is doing exactly what the Koch Brothers are doing, except he’s doing in a way that benefits Democrats. It’s unnatural, I tell you … Although I do find it amusing that a tool like the Tool uses the term “rent-seeker” as an insult. He sounds almost like a socialist.

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  1. c u n d gulag  •  Apr 21, 2014 @7:57 am

    John BeHindKisser, is not only a tool, but one of the dullest and dumbest ones in the drawer.

    Right now, the way it looks, either fossil fuels go, or WE go.

    Like a house divided, a nation, half stupid, and half not, cannot stand.

  2. Dan  •  Apr 21, 2014 @10:21 am

    I had my own epiphany over the weekend, watching all those Who Is Jesus? movies.

    The pseudochristians adamantly ignore the ONE time JC got real good and mad: against the capitalists known as money-changes at the temple – the very folk the Republicans admire the most for their ability to extract money by not doing anything productive!

  3. Stephen Stralka  •  Apr 21, 2014 @12:55 pm

    Google + 2 seconds = The Facts Behind Oil and Gas “Subsidies”, by a very strange man.

  4. Swami  •  Apr 21, 2014 @4:22 pm

    Epic Hypocrisy ?…For some reason Newton Gingrich pops into my mind. I mean he’s banging Callista like a drum while he votes to impeach Bill Clinton for just a fraction of the offense he’s committing himself. Well,it might not be epic hypocrisy.. probably just hypocrisy on a grand scale.

  5. Bonnie  •  Apr 21, 2014 @8:10 pm

    I finished reading this and clicked on to Talking Points Memo only to read about Sean Parker, a billionaire from facebook; and, he is going to give a bunch of money to Republicans. (He was played by Justin Timberlake in the movie, “The Social Network.”) For every one billionaire for the Dems there are about six billionaires for the Republicans. I only hope the Repugs continue to throw their money away as they all did last time with Mitt Romney.

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