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Martin O’Malley: Global Warming is the “Greatest Business Opportunity”

At the Democratic presidential debate on Sunday night, Governor Martin O’Malley said that global warming was the “greatest business opportunity.” In his opening statement, he talked about what his agenda would be for the first 100 days in office, as reported by CNS News:

“First of all, I would lay out an agenda to make wages go up again for all Americans rather than down. Equal pay for equal work. Making it easier rather than harder for people to join labor unions and bargain collectively for better wages. Getting 11 million of our neighbors out of the underground shadow economy by passing comprehensive immigration reform. Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour however we can, wherever we can.

 “Secondly, I believe the greatest business opportunity to come to the United States of America in a hundred years is climate change. And I put forward a plan to move us to a 100 percent clean electric energy grid by 2050 and create five million jobs along the way.”

Why would he call global warming a business opportunity? If you think about it, that’s really what this whole manmade global warming thing is all about. The left have been working to prop up the failed green industry for years and eliminate their competition in the oil industry. Here’s a list of the top ten failed green industry initiatives that were given substantial taxpayer-funded grants, taken from Green Corruption, a blog “exposing the largest, most expensive and deceptive case of crony capitalism in American history”:

  1. Solyndra: $570.4 million [in federal grant money]
  2. Beacon Power: $67.4 million  
  3. Abound Solar: $494.3 million 
  4. Vehicle Production Group (VPG): $50 million 
  5. Fisker Automotive: $160 million 
  6. A123 Systems: $390.1 million 
  7. Amonix: $29.6 million 
  8. Azure Dynamics: $119.1 million 
  9. Babcock & Brown: $178 million 
  10. Cardinal Fastener & Specialty Co.: $400,000 

The list actually goes on. It makes sense why Obama told us that when he was campaigning in 2008 that “electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket” under his administration. That way, Americans would be forced to buy “green” energy alternatives.

And everyone knows that Obama doesn’t care for the coal industry or the fossil fuel industry in general. He claims that it’s “dirty” energy, and we need “clean” energy so that we’re not contributing to the world’s carbon footprint, which will only make global warming worse.

But do they really care about the environment that much? Of course not. That’s just their marketing slogan they use to get people to believe that we’re all at fault for causing global warming. What they really care about is making a return on their green energy investments. They’ve put way too much money into the industry to just let it fizzle. They want to bankrupt the oil industry. They can’t do that by using the free market system though, so all they can do is eliminate their competition by law and use the environment as their excuse.

 

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Philip Hodges

Phil has been writing about outrageous news and politics since 2012.

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