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|Subject: Obama’s Energy Secretary Nominee Reveals Assets and Posts, Including BP, GE and Saudi Arabia Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:53 pm|| |
Obama’s nominee for Energy Secretary has recently disclosed his connections to corrupt oil corporations like BP and General Electric, including other interests in Saudi Arabia.
It’s no secret that monopolist corporations work so closely with the government that they are arguably the same entity, this fact is highlighted by the revolving door that exists between these two different factions of the ruling class. Most people who find themselves in high level political positions were once CEO’s of fortune 100 companies and those who aren’t will likely become a well-connected lobbyist upon leaving office.
Some obvious examples of this revolving door would be Dick Cheney, former vice president and top executive at Halliburton, Michael Taylor of both the FDA and Monsanto or Goldman Sachs CEO turned treasury secretary Henry Paulson. Each of the crooks in question undoubtedly used their political positions to influence events in such a way that would greatly benefit their respective businesses, this is commonplace in Washington.
Now with Obama’s most recent nominations for various regulatory agencies, that revolving door is just as present as it ever was.
According to the New York Times:
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- President Obama’s nominee for energy secretary, Ernest J. Moniz, is a consultant to the energy giant BP and a member of the advisory council and board of trustees of King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center, of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, among other positions, according to disclosure statements filed with the government and released on Friday….
In all, he holds assets worth $4.6 million to $17.9 million. He is also a consultant to General Electric and IHS CERA, the consulting firm formerly known as Cambridge Energy Research Associates, and a director at American Science and Engineering of Billerica, Mass., a company that does security work, including cargo screening.
The following is taken from the Edmonds Institute and found through Rense, this list gives a comprehensive look at the revolving door that exists between the political and corporate world:
David W. Beier . . .former head of Government Affairs for Genentech, Inc. . . . chief domestic policy advisor to Al Gore when he was Vice President.
Linda J. Fisher . . .former Assistant Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Pollution Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances…now Vice President of Government and Public Affairs for Monsanto Corporation.
Michael A. Friedman, M.D. . . former acting commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Department of Health and Human Services . . .now senior vice-president for clinical affairs at G. D. Searle & Co., a pharmaceutical division of Monsanto Corporation.
L. Val Giddings . . . former biotechnology regulator and (biosafety) negotiator at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA/APHIS) . . .now Vice President for Food & Agriculture of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO).
Marcia Hale . . . former assistant to the President of the United States and director for intergovernmental affairs . . .now Director of International Government Affairs for Monsanto Corporation.
more here: http://intellihub.com/2013/04/01/obama-energy-secretary-nominee-lists-assets-and-posts-including-bp-ge-and-saudi-arabia/