Climate Parasite Quote of the Day

August 3, 2009

In a Washington Post op-ed today, America’s foremost rentseekers, John Doerr of Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers (Al Gore’s venture capital firm) and General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt, wrote:

We are American businessmen. Our job is building businesses and commercializing innovation. Every year, GE invests 6 percent of its industrial revenue in research and development to produce more efficient and cleaner wind turbines, jet engines, locomotives, power turbines and appliances. Kleiner Perkins has invested $680 million in 48 of the most compelling new clean-energy technologies, with $1.1 billion more to invest. We are trying to do our part. But our government’s energy and climate policies are our principal obstacle to success.

By lobbying for the America-hating, economy-killing Waxman-Markey bill simply to make money, Doerr and Immelt are not businessmen so much as they are thieving parasites. They want a federal law which would enable them to sponge-off taxpayers and rip-off consumers. By forcing Americans to pay more for energy and to reduce their standard of living, Doerr and Immelt will destroy not build America.

GE's Jeff Immelt: Personally banned Steve Milloy from CNBC in March 2008 in retaliation for Milloy's criticism of Immelt's lobbying for global warming regulation

GE's Jeff Immelt: Personally banned Steve Milloy from CNBC in March 2008 in retaliation for Milloy's criticism of Immelt's lobbying for global warming regulation

Arrogance Personified: Kleiner Perkins' John Doerr

Arrogance Personified: Kleiner Perkins' John Doerr

6 Responses to “Climate Parasite Quote of the Day”

  1. […] Businessmen or thieving parasites? I link, You decide. […]

  2. […] And Steve Milloy does an outstanding job following the corruption at his blog.  Here’s an example. And here’s Senator Boxer entirely missing the point by making that claim that folks like […]

  3. dublds Says:

    Thank God we got rid of the last administration and their shady pandering to corporate interests, right?

    I’ve contended for some time that Jeff Immelt is the sleaziest scumbag on the planet. I can imagine that Jack Welch is spending his retirement sticking pins into an Immelt voodoo doll. Immelt’s lobbying for legislation favorable to GEs windmill business, obvious as it is, may as well be a commercial for his own ineptitude and dishonesty. Rather than chasing GEs lost market share in nearly every sector they service, they are chasing the ghosts of a government freeride aided by global warming legislation that WILL NEVER HAPPEN. Meanwhile adding insult to injury, they have attempted to pursue this legislation by making NBC the propaganda mouthpiece for the far left, essentially destroying TWO major corps pursuing a bankrupt, all-in plan.

    When we were promised “Change” it was supposed to mean no more corporate interests driving legislation. How sad that the only “change” is that corporate interests attempting to drive legislation now fail and ruin their companies in the process. And that’s “Change” NOBODY can believe in. Or even believe they fell for…

  4. michaelwsmith Says:

    These guys are utterly disgusting. They are betraying both the American people — who’ve made them rich by buying their products — and the investors — whose funds keep their companies running.

    May they both be damned — and all of the environmentalists with them.

  5. tarpon Says:

    Good one Junkman — Opportunistic rent seekers, that’s what Sen Botoxer is using to prove the hoax. I know John Doerr and he is indeed a “anything for money kind of guy”.

    Gives crony capitalism a bad name.

  6. johnnylucid Says:

    Nice post, Junkman. Ah, those poor little rich guys! Please spare us the crony capitalism, shameless rent-seekers.

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