Sunday, March 27, 2016

Mrs. Clinton’s Convoluted Clean Crony Cookware Cooked up at State with Her Friends and Her Family Foundation Now Costing U.S. Taxpayers Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with Former President Bill Clinton
at the 2010 Clinton Global Initiative (via the Clinton Foundation)
announcing the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
(PHOTO BY  still4hill.com)




UPDATED April 9: Additional coverage of this story is highlighted at the bottom of this post...

A compelling piece from the Heritage Foundation caught my attention last month. That's because David Kreutzer was reporting that a particular "green energy goal is condemning many to prolonged poverty."

Needless to say, this is not just any "green" goal: It is the D.C.-based worldwide mission of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (AKA "the Alliance"), which is described this way:
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is a public-private partnership hosted by the UN Foundation to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and protect the environment by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions. The Alliance’s 100 by ‘20 goal calls for 100 million households to adopt clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels by 2020. We are working with a strong network of public, private and non-profit partners to accelerate the production, deployment, and use of clean cookstoves in developing countries.

Keep in mind too, that the Alliance is also promoting this initiative as a means "to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and combat climate change." 

But what's key is that this is the "global green crony deal" of the Democratic U.S. presidential candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton, who happens to be the Honorary Chair of the Alliance Leadership Council –– a deal by the way, that was not only launched at her family foundation in 2010, but at this point, has already costs American taxpayers $114 million with $225 million additional support anticipated through 2020


However, Mrs. Clinton, whose tenure as President Obama's secretary of state started on January 21, 2009 and lasted all the way until February 1, 2013, and her leadership role at the Alliance [pictured left] is only the beginning of this story.

The following bullet points will be addressed in today's Green Corruption File:

  1. A week or so before Secretary of State Clinton's speech at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) on September 21, 2010, she, via email correspondences, conspired on behalf of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
  2. September 21, 2010: Secretary Clinton launched the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves at the Annual Meeting of the CGI, which is being run by the United Nations (UN) Foundation that is directly tied the United Nations and carries close connections to the Clinton Foundation. Plus more...
  3. September 21, 2010: Hillary Clinton's State Department, along with Lisa Jackson's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), fired up and financed the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, obligating over $50 million of American taxpayer money "to the clean cooking sector and the Alliance." However, $50 million was just the beginning... 
  4. The "Alliance Partners" are worldwide, but as early as its 2010 launch date, its "Strategic Partnerships and Alliances" included the Clinton Foundation
  5. From that September 21, 2010 launch date, Secretary Clinton went on a clean cookstove crusade, which has lasted beyond her time at State 

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Considering that I found this global green mission a while back, which didn't pass the smell test, it was highlighted during the course of my May 2015 Green Corruption File. 
This not only warrants an investigation, but makes you wonder what other taxpayer-funded green energy programs, initiatives, and the like that Hillary cooked up while secretary of state that favored her foundation and her friends.

Stay tuned...
 
However, after further digging and meeting with my cohort in exposing the massive amount of green corruption coming out of the Obama White House, Marita Noon (energy columnist and radio host), it became clear that this little story was a big deal.

Our special meeting in the desert was followed by various correspondents with those familiar with Clinton's special cookware. We then unearthed more dirt surrounding this "clean energy deal," which is a convoluted case of cronyism that, at its worst, is illegal –– and at best, it is highly unethical.

Let's begin with the fact that Hillary is given credit for the birth of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves ("the Alliance" or GACC), which has its home in Washington D.C., however, it is unclear as to the exact creator and the date of its founding.

While spending weeks looking into this, I uncovered some interesting information on how India has been on a "cookstove mission" for decades –– even anticipating their own cookstove program in 2009 (the National Biomass Cookstoves Initiative), which "made headlines around the world in the summer of 2010."

Due to the fact that Mrs. Clinton's cookstove deal was launched around that same time, there was "a sense that the GACC had stolen some thunder." This and more was documented by the author of the lengthy piece that was published in April 2015 at The Caravan Magazine entitled, "Up in Smoke: Why India is still looking for a perfect cookstove." 

While the Alliance's formation date found in multiple places is listed as September 21, 2010, it is highly unlikely that Hillary or one of her pals woke up one day in September 2010 with an amazing "clean cookstove" idea that would "save woman all over the world" and then decided to launch it at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) annual conference, which is a Clinton Foundation Initiative that also happens to be a "Strategic Partner" of the Alliance.  

Nevertheless, what is clear is that Secretary Clinton launched this worldwide clean cookstove program at her family foundation on September 21, 2010. In addition, we can confirm that Mrs. Clinton, along with Lisa Jackson, who was the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at that time, yet has been a Clinton Foundation board member since 2013, not only fired up the Alliance, but sometime before September 21, 2010, she also decided to finance them with American taxpayer money. This included commitments from the U.S. State Department, the EPA and several other U.S. government agencies. 

Photo by Micael Benanav from Dean's Corner praising the
Global Alliance or Clean Cookstoves 

At that time, the Alliance announced that they were "aiming to save millions of lives," while heralding Mrs. Clinton's part: 
Clinton said the initial U.S. financial commitment to the Alliance is $50.82 million over the next five years. "Our partners have already contributed an additional $10 million, and we're working to raise more every day with the goal of reaching at least $250 million over 10 years," Clinton said.

She framed U.S. participation as part of the Obama administration's "new strategy for international development, which has elevated development alongside diplomacy and defense as the core pillars of American foreign policy."

Hold that thought: These "global clean cookstoves" are part of the "Obama Foreign Policy?" But then again the Obama administration claims that global warming is worse than ISIS.   

At any rate, we have State emails that prove that Secretary Clinton used her position of power to solicit partners and money for the Alliance prior to the launch date and thereafter –– thus we can conclude that the Alliance had been put into place long before September 21, 2010. Therefore, the monies obligated by the U.S. government had been planned and approved prior to this announcement.

Adding to the collusion, the current EPA head Gina McCarthy, whom in 2014, along with our current Secretary of State John Kerry and others, increased the U.S. funding of the Alliance, is currently on the Alliance leadership council, where Hillary currently holds a role as well.


What difference does it make, you ask?

Well, this becomes problematic for Mrs. Clinton in the sense that the Code of Federal Regulations (5 CFR 2635.702) states the following:

An employee shall not use his public office for his own private gain, for the endorsement of any product, service or enterprise, or for the private gain of friends, relatives, or persons with whom the employee is affiliated in a nongovernmental capacity, including nonprofit organizations of which the employee is an officer or member, and persons with whom the employee has or seeks employment or business relations.

5 CFR 2635.702(c) states:
Endorsements. An employee shall not use or permit the use of his Government position or title or any authority associated with his public office to endorse any product, service or enterprise except:
(1) In furtherance of statutory authority to promote products, services or enterprises; or
(2) As a result of documentation of compliance with agency requirements or standards or as the result of recognition for achievement given under an agency program of recognition for accomplishment in support of the agency's mission.

Now if this public-private partnership with the Alliance was an "Obama Foreign Policy" move to help the Alliance "save millions of lives and protect the Earth from impending global warming" –– a statutory authority, if you will, that is defined as "a body set up by law which is authorized to enforce legislation on behalf of the relevant country or state" –– then Hilary's promotion of the Alliance may have been within in the law.

At any rate, I'm not sure which one of these is worse: that Hillary may have broken federal regulations or these "global green cookstoves" were a priority set under the umbrella of Obama's foreign policy.

However, neither scenario passes the smell test. 

So then, we can assume that the financing by many U.S. federal agencies was part of this so-called "green global legislation," of which according the State Department, it was "an unprecedented and coordinated effort by the United States and our partners to address this challenge..."

But who coordinated and approved this kind of deal making?

And, who at State authorized the initial $50 million of American taxpayer money to help launch the Alliance?

Endorsing this enterprise is another area of concern, because Secretary Clinton was actively soliciting members, money and nations on behalf of the Alliance –– both prior to and after its launch. Nations like Norway that also happened to be a Clinton Foundation donor.

Additionally, plenty of wheeling and dealing occurred with Secretary Clinton, the Clinton Foundation and the others  –– even shaping U.S. policy and steering U.S. funds to their favored projects.

This too doesn't pass the smell test.

Enter in the United Nations (UN) Foundation that we can confirm is leading the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.

Keep in mind that UN Foundation, which has offices in New York as well as Washington DC, also happens to be a Clinton Foundation donor and a frequent participant at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meetings (2010, 2013, and 2015 for starters).

So why was Hilary allowed to fire up the Alliance at her family foundation, along with many of the Alliance partners that are also Clinton Foundation donors (pals), especially Ted Turner's UN Foundation? What about the fact that the Turner Broadcasting is also a Clinton Foundation donor? 

Would this require special Obama approval?

In case you are unaware, the UN Foundation that was "created in 1998 as a U.S. public charity by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner," which claims it "connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems."

Yep, the UN Foundation connects us with the "useless" United Nations that "was established to foster global peace, prosperity and justice..."

Moreover, the UN Foundation "links the UN’s work with others around the world, mobilizing the energy and expertise of business and non-governmental organizations to help the UN tackle issues including climate change, global health, peace and security, women's empowerment, poverty eradication, energy access, and U.S.-UN relations."

While the United Nations has its own set of looming corruption issues, the UN Foundation, like the Clinton Foundation, is highly suspect in its endeavors as a so-called humanitarian organization.

And, as if we don't give enough U.S. cash to the United Nations. But I digress...

Keep in mind that Hillary's "global green stove deal" was pushed through "to accelerate the production, deployment, and use of clean cookstoves in developing countries....and to combat climate change." But the dirty secret is that the Obama administration already spends billions of dollars each year "helping developing countries cope with climate change."

In fact, this month, Mr. Obama handed $500 million of American taxpayer money the United Nations global warming fund, which is known as the Green Climate Fund (GCL) –– more accurately the UN Climate Racket.

Yep, according to the Washington Examiner, "The $500 million is part of a $3 billion commitment to the fund by the U.S. to help poorer countries cope with the effects of climate change," yet those paying attention describe it as a "Slush Fund for Dictators."

More on the United Nations, Ted Turner and the UN Foundation later.  

Considering that it is illegal for a government official to "use his [or her] public office for his [or her] own private gain...or for the private gain of friends, relatives, or persons with whom the employee is affiliated in a nongovernmental capacity...," it is important to analyze this case and ask this question: Who benefits here?

One might say that "poor women across the globe" do. Others will demand that it helps stop global warming.

Not so fast –– as there are many reports that say otherwise, two of which are found here and here.

As usual, it is the rich, powerful and politically connected that gain from the myriad of "green" programs, initiatives, rules, regulations, and cash coming out of the Obama White House.

And, as usual, there is always three elements that operate inside these green corruption stories: Cronies, Collusion and Cash (taxpayer money that is).

Obviously, Hillary's friends and her family foundation benefit here. For starters the Clinton Foundation can add another green crony deal to their money laundering scheme.

Last but not least, since Mrs. Clinton "made bank" off her book Hard Choices memoir, where she spent some time bragging about her part in the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstove, she currently (since 2013) has a leadership job at the Alliance.

I just wonder if she does it out of the kindness of her heart or if she gets paid. Either way: this position raises her expensive profile, but I doubt that the Alliance would give her the kind of cash she and her husband rake in for their speaking fees ($153 million) at Goldman Sachs or other Wall Street pals. 

And while it may seem like an admirable ECO-Mission that all began in 2010, it is a convoluted dirty deal that at some point prior to September 21, 2010, there was plenty of planning and plotting going on behind the scenes, of which I am sure goes way beyond State Department emails concerning Norway, France and Finland.

That is where we will get into the weeds of this journey...


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"Clinton's Crooked Clean Cookstoves Campaign"

2010 "cookstove" email
PART ONE: The Clinton cookstove emails

First, it's important to point to a September 2015 bombshell report by the Washington Times, which revealed that Secretary State Hillary Clinton's "emails show that the Clinton Foundation shaped policy" –– an accusation that had already been hurled at Hillary via the blockbuster, New York Times bestseller by Peter Schweizer that was released May 5, 2015: "Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich."




Still, this email evidence only emerged after Mrs. Clinton was busted not only operating a private email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, but had her very own "home-grown" private server.

In fact, it was the New York Times that broke open "Hillary's Email Scandal" in March 2015 –– of which many have been labeling worse than Watergate. It has continued to dog Mrs. Clinton political ambitions, despite the fact that she is the front-runner (out of two candidates) for the Democrats’ 2016 presidential nomination.

In August 2015, Slate.com summarized a key point:
After a specific request from the State Department—that came nearly two years after she had left office—Clinton turned over 30,490 messages to the agency that she and her team deemed to be possibly work-related. Clinton and her staff, though, say they also destroyed 31,830 messages that they decided were personal. The private server was then subsequently wiped clean.

Despite the fact that there has been many subsequent stories, hearings, probes, investigations and email dumps about the matter, we will never know the damage she caused –– whether it be to national security, mixed diplomacy, money in politics, or even crony deals that she made with her friends and that of her family foundation, such as this "global green deal."

This is because Clinton and her team deleted more than 30,000 emails and then she had her server wiped.

In getting back to the "cookstove story," the Washington Times opened with this:
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails reveal how prominently the Clinton Foundation factored into her thinking as America’s top diplomat, raising questions about where she drew the line between official business and aiding the family charity run by her husband and daughter.
After giving a few examples of Secretary Clinton conspiring on behalf of her family foundation, there was one in particular that the Washington Times divulged, which is extremely relevant to this story. 

Here is the excerpt, coupled with the actual emails found at Wikileaks (Hillary Clinton Email Archive) that are marked in red:

As secretary, Mrs. Clinton also had to make special arrangements for how to handle business from the Clinton Foundation, which had interests in many of the same international projects the State Department did.

One of those was the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. Mrs. Clinton announced the public-private partnership in a speech at the Clinton Global Initiative in 2010.


A week or so before the speech, she sent an email to Kris M. Balderston, who served as the secretary’s special representative for global partnerships and managed the departments’ Global Partnership Initiative, instructing him to pursue contribution from Norway.

(NOTE: Actually, the "Original Message From: H <HDR22@clintonemail.com > To: Balderston, Kris M; Fuchs, Michael H" was "Sent: Sun Sep 12 07:48:57 2010 with the "Subject: Cookstoves) 


“The Norwegian FM told me Norway would join the Alliance and we should coordinate w his UN Rep. Will you pls follow up? Thx.,” wrote Mrs. Clinton.

Mr. Balderston responded to the email three days later: “We spoke to the Norway’s Ambassador to the UN and they are joining the Alliance for Clean Cookstoves for $600,000 the first year. They noted that this is a down payment and would contribute a ‘substantial amount for this endeavor’ in the future. They wanted to move quickly for the CGI announcement and to see a business plan before they commit more.”


“Thnx for making this important call. Other countries including France and Finland were waiting for the Norway signal,” added Mr. Balderston.
The Alliance — a program that replaces wood-fired cookstoves in developing countries with cleaner and more efficient alternatives — is run by the U.N. Foundation, which has donated between $250,000 and $500,000 to the Clinton Foundation.

The government of Norway also is a major donor to the Clinton Foundation, contributing between $10 million and $25 million, according to the foundation.

Kathleen Clark, a law professor at Washington University in St. Louis and an expert on ethics in government, said that having Mrs. Clinton make the announcement at CGI was enough to raise red flags.

“It needs some ethical vetting,” she said. “There are restrictions on government officials. You are not supposed to use governmental power to endorse a specific organization.”

She pointed to federal regulations that spell out potential conflicts of interest that government officials are required to avoid: “An employee shall not use his public office for his own private gain, for the endorsement of any product, service or enterprise, or for the private gain of friends, relatives or persons with whom the employee is affiliated in a nongovernmental capacity, including nonprofit organizations of which the employee is an officer or a member.”

The State Department did not respond to inquiries about whether Mrs. Clinton’s 2010 speech at CGI was vetted by ethics watchdogs.

Below are the actual emails regarding the "cookstoves" that transpired prior to Secretary Clinton launching the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves at her family foundation on September 21, 2010:

*Sunday, September 12, 2010 just before 7:49 AM email sent from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Original Message From: H <HDR22@clintonemail.com > To: Balderston, Kris M; Fuchs, Michael H Sent: Sun Sep 12 07:48:57 2010 Subject: Cookstoves

The Norwegian FM told me Norway would join the Alliance and we should coordinate w his UN Rep. Will you pls follow up? Thx.

*Sunday, September 12, 2010 11:55 AM email sent from Balderston 

 From: Balderston, Kris M <BalderstonKM@state.gov > Sent: Sunday, September 12, 2010 11:55 AM To: H; Fuchs, Michael H Subject: Re: Cookstoves
Great news.

Thanks for doing the call. We will get in touch to nail down their participation. It has not been announced yet but we also learned that Shell Company is coming in as a founding member at $6M over three years.

*Wednesday, September 15, 2010 7:09 PM email sent from Balderston

From: Balderston, Kris M <BalderstonKM@state.gov> Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 7:09 PM To: H; Fuchs, Michael H Cc: Abedin, Huma Subject: RE: Cookstoves

We spoke to the Norway's Ambassador to the UN and they are joining the Alliance for Clean Cookstoves for $600,000 the first year. They noted that this is a down payment and would contribute a "substantial amount for this endeavor" in the future. They wanted to move quickly for the CGI announcement and ant to see a business plan before they commit more.
Thnx for making this important call. Other countries including France and Finland were waiting for the Norway signal.


PART TWO: The Clinton cookstove launch

On September 21, 2010, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton appeared at the Annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) to launch an exciting State Department "global green program," which was described as "a major new cookstove initiative that could change the lives of millions of people, particularly women and children." 

During the course of the plenary session on "Empowering Girls and Women," where Mrs. Clinton was surrounded by her friends as well as her husband, the former-President Bill Clinton, she appeared to discuss the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.

In fact, the video here is where she announced this deal and the State Department described it as a "new public-private initiative to create a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions that will save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and combat climate change."

The CGI Press Release added that it was "a new commitment made by the U.S. State Department, the U.N. Foundation, the World Food Program, Royal Dutch Shell, the World Health Organization, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and other public and private partners. Together, they committed to help 100 million households adopt clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels by 2020."

Moreover, as mentioned at the beginning of this post, the Alliance led with this headline: "Global Clean Cookstoves Alliance Aims to Save Millions of Lives." In describing the excitement surrounding this deal, Mrs. Clinton "framed U.S. participation as part of the Obama administration's "new strategy for international development, which has elevated development alongside diplomacy and defense as the core pillars of American foreign policy."

While there were a few more U.S. government officials on hand touting the event, such as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Lisa Jackson (now a Clinton Foundation Board member), and the Energy Secretary Steven Chu, former President Bill Clinton had this to add:

If you've ever been in a home where cooking was being done with an unsafe cookstove and you've choked up yourself, I don't have to tell you what a big deal this is.
Meanwhile, Jackson chimed in, telling the CGI audience that "this is a very personal issue for me. It's about poverty, the ultimate environmental justice issue."

But we'll leave Jackson's "radical environmental justice mantra" alone for now, because we have bigger fish to fry.

Keep in mind that the Alliance is "an initiative hosted by the UN Foundation," while the Clinton Global Initiative is one of Alliance's twelve "Strategic Partnerships and Alliances" that includes a few  more familiar organization.

Even though there much to be said about these two these shady organizations –– the Clinton Foundation as well as Ted Turner’s UN Foundation –– they do carry a tight relationship on may fronts as well as the fact that the UN Foundation is also a Clinton Foundation donor, contributing between $250,000 and $500,000.

Meanwhile, it is important to note that billionaire Ted of Turner Enterprises, Inc., a champion "in saving Planet Earth" through the Turner Foundation, is not only the founder, but also the Chairman of UN Foundation, where he is listed as the top board member.

While Mr. Turner, who has been known as a a "major funder of leftist causes and politicians," –– even donating to high-profile Democrats in the past, including Bill Clinton –– we can confirm that Turner Broadcasting, the parent company of CNN, is also a Clinton Foundation donor (between $10,000-$25,000).

And who are the UN Foundation Corporate Partners? 

Quite a few big Democrat donors such as Bank of America, Goldman Sachs and Google.
  1. (RED)
  2. Bank of America
  3. CEMEX
  4. Deutsche Bank Global Social Finance Group
  5. Dow Corning Corporation
  6. ExxonMobil
  7. GAVI Alliance
  8. Global Language Solutions®
  9. Goldman Sachs
  10. Google Foundation
  11. IEEE
  12. International Copper Association
  13. John Deere
  14. Johnson & Johnson
  15. MLS W.O.R.K.S.
  16. NBA Cares
  17. Nike Foundation
  18. Orkin
  19. Shell
  20. Sports Illustrated
  21. Time, Inc. Home Entertainment
  22. WNBA Cares
  23. Project Perpetual
Another interesting tidbit is that the UN Foundation is a major pusher of catastrophic climate change. They have even developed "Sustainable Energy for All," which is another one of the Alliance's twelve "Strategic Partnerships and Alliances."

According to their website, it is "an initiative launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and co-led by World Bank President Jim Kim," of which it apparently balances three global objectives for 2030:
  • Ensuring universal access to modern energy services.
  • Doubling the rate of improvement in energy efficiency.
  • Doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix. 
Moreover, the UN Foundation makes this claim:
Climate change is the greatest challenge of our time. Unchecked, it will put not only development but all of humanity at risk. Sustainable Energy for All provides a framework for addressing climate change through increased use of renewable energy and energy efficiency within a framework of sustainable development...
Remember that part of the UN Foundation strategy is to connect us with the "useless" United Nations that "was established to foster global peace, prosperity and justice..."

As mentioned, the UN Foundation "links the UN’s work with others around the world, mobilizing the energy and expertise of business and non-governmental organizations to help the UN tackle issues including climate change, global health, peace and security, women's empowerment, poverty eradication, energy access, and U.S.-UN relations."

While I'll dissect the U.S. cash –– $114 million with $225 million additional support anticipated –– that is being funneled to the Alliance in Part Three, it is important to remember that the U.S. already doles out big bucks (American taxpayer money) to the U.N.

According to a 2015 Fox News report, "the United States gives approximately $8 billion in mandatory payments and voluntary contributions to the United Nations and its affiliated organizations," which "is far more than anyone else pays.

Remember too, there is the U.N. Climate Racket, of which President Obama, despite objections coupled with Republican leadership capitulation, just cut the first check under the climate deal that was hatched in Paris late last year at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) –– and without Congressional approval.

Yep, this month, Mr. Obama handed $500 million of American taxpayer money the United Nations global warming fund, which is known as the Green Climate Fund (GCL).

According to the Washington Examiner, "The $500 million is part of a $3 billion commitment to the fund by the U.S. to help poorer countries cope with the effects of climate change," yet those paying attention describe it as a "Slush Fund for Dictators."


PART THREE: The Clinton cookstoves cash

According to their website, "The Alliance relies on grants and investments from governments, corporations, foundations, civil society, investors, and individuals." 

Photo from PrWeb.com: December 2010 at the
Martha Stewart  Show. Martha, EPA head
Lisa Jackson and UN Foundation Aaron Sherinian 


However, we know that Hillary's State Department, along with Lisa Jackson's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), not only helped fire up the Alliance, they also financed them–– and it was done so prior to the September 21, 2010 launch at Hillary's family foundation.


In 2010, the State Department recognized that, as part of that launch, "six U.S. federal agencies committed to cumulatively invest roughly $50 million over the following five years to help build this sector."

Adding to the collusion is the fact that Jackson has been a Clinton Foundation board member since 2013, the current EPA head Gina McCarthy is currently on the Alliance leadership council, where Hillary holds a role as well.


In 2014, McCarthy, along with the current Secretary of State John Kerry (our "Climate Change Fearmonger in Chief") and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah, expanded this global green deal, which included and increase in U.S funding for the Alliance.

At that time they made this claim:
These actions will help improve health, reduce environmental degradation, mitigate climate change, and generate economic empowerment and opportunity for women and girls.
Sounds terrific, however, we the taxpayers are footing the bill.

Remember it all began with a measly $50 million of American taxpayer money and six U.S federal agencies involved. "The initial U.S. financial commitment to the Alliance is $50.82 million over the next 5 years," noted the State Department on September 21, 2010.
However, each Alliance anniversary, the State Department decides to dish out more –– even noting  
the following: "These contributions build on the United States’ initial five-year commitment from 2011-2015 and bring the cumulative ten-year U.S. contribution to the clean cooking sector and the Alliance up to a possible $325 million.

In a September 2015 update, we find the State Department celebrating the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves fifth anniversary, bragging that the United States has "vastly exceeded" their five year commitment:
The U.S. investment over these five years ultimately spanned eleven federal agencies, and totaled over $114 million – well over double the original 5-year commitment. This investment includes roughly $76 million in research and efforts to develop the evidence base for clean cooking interventions, $31 million in field implementation activities, and $7 million in financing for the clean cooking sector.

Below you will find the latest U.S. Government Funding for the Alliance, which now flows through eleven U.S. government agencies that totals $114 million with $225 million additional support anticipated through 2020. This means that for now, Mrs. Clinton's convoluted clean crony cookware could cost American taxpayer over $339 million. But we'll need to check back each anniversary of the Alliance to know for sure.


#1. Department of State – up to $2.5 million

State Department Funding:
  • Original Five-Year Commitment in 2010: $0.37 million
  • Actual Five-Year Investment: $6.17 million
  • Additional Support Anticipated Through 2020: not applicable

#2. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – $21.6 million

EPA Funding:
  • Original Five-Year Commitment in 2010: $6.0 million
  • Actual Five-Year Investment: $16.54 million
  • Additional Support Anticipated Through 2020: $ 15 million

#3. U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) – up to $135 million

USAID Funding:
  • Original Five-Year Commitment in 2010: $9.0 million
  • Actual Five-Year Investment: $29.85 million
  • Additional Support Anticipated Through 2020: mobilize up to $125 million in new private financing
#4-6. Department of Health and Human Services via the NIH and CDC

National Institutes of Health (NIH) – $34.4 million

NIH Funding:
  • Original Five-Year Commitment in 2010: $24.7 million
  • Actual Five-Year Investment: $36.6 million
  • Additional Support Anticipated Through 2020: $30 million
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) – $6.5 million

CDC Funding:
  • Original Five-Year Commitment in 2010: $1 million
  • Actual Five-Year Investment: $5.43 million
  • Additional Support Anticipated Through 2020: $5 million

#6. The Department of Energy (U.S. DOE) is spurring development of low emission, high efficiency cookstoves through research in areas such as combustion, heat transfer, and materials development.
U.S. DOE Funding:
  • Original Five-Year Commitment in 2010: $12.5 million
  • Actual Five-Year Investment: $10.6 million
  • Additional Support Anticipated Through 2020: not applicable

#7. The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) will provide up to $50 million in debt financing or insurance that meet their credit and lending standards over five years to support projects that provide clean, consistent, and affordable access to energy and energy savings through the manufacture, sale, and purchase of cookstoves.
OPIC Funding:
  • Original Five-Year Commitment in 2011: up to $50 million
  • Actual Five-Year Investment: $7 million
  • Additional Support Anticipated Through 2020: renewing commitment of up to $50 million

#8. The National Science Foundation (NSF) is supporting research related to the climate, air quality and health benefits of the adoption of clean cookstoves.
NSF Funding:
  • Original Five-Year Commitment in 2010: [not applicable]
  • Actual Five-Year Investment: $1.75 million
  • Additional Support Anticipated Through 2020: not applicable

#9-11. According to the State Department, additional federal agencies providing support for The Alliance include the Peace Corps, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as well as the Department of Agriculture.



PART FOUR: The Clinton cookstoves cronies

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves "Alliance Partners" are worldwide as declared on their website:

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves has recognized national alliance affiliates in Bangladesh, China, Ghana, Guatemala, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, and Uganda, and is in the process of formalizing relationships with existing and nascent alliances in other countries and regions.
Moreover, as brought to light many times in this post, the Alliance's "Strategic Partnerships and Alliances" (listed below) includes Hillary's family foundation via the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), which is "an initiative of the Clinton Foundation" –– a role they took on at its inception in September 2010, when Secretary Clinton launched the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves at the CGI annual gathering, where they "convene global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world's most pressing challenges." 

The Alliance touts their power around the world and then lists its "partners" : 

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves’ public-private model builds on the strengths and expertise of a wide range of partners and stakeholders across the clean cooking sector including national governments and policy-makers, the private sector, UN and multilateral institutions, research organizations, professional and women’s associations, civil society, and investors. By leveraging our strategic, advocacy, outreach, and programmatic role with the work of our partners around the globe, the Alliance is able to mobilize a diverse and powerful international constituency to achieve our mission.

To tap the power of cross-cutting public-private partnerships, the Alliance is proud to work in collaboration with the following strategic partnership and global initiatives:
    • Climate and Clean Air Coalition
    • Clinton Global Initiative
    • Cooking for Life
    • Energy for All
    • Every Woman Every Child
    • Global Bioenergy Partnership
    • Global LPG Partnership
    • Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials
    • Safe Access to Fuel and Energy
    • Sustainable Energy for All
    • World Access to Modern Energy – Milan Expo 2015
    • World LPG Association

    While they have "nationally and internationally-renowned individuals from the culinary, film, philanthropic, and sport fields who work closely with the Alliance Secretariat and its partner (champions and ambassadors), we also find that the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves has individual donors as well as "Foundation and Civil Society Donors" filling their coffers, they also have the following given them cash:

    Bilateral and Multilateral Donors
    • Canada
    • Climate and Clean Air Coalition
    • Denmark
    • Finland
    • Germany
    • Malta
    • The Netherlands
    • Norway
    • Spain
    • Sweden
    • United Kingdom
    • United States (monies documented above)
    • World Bank

    Corporate Donors
    • Aetna
    • Baker & McKenzie
    • Bosch Siemens
    • CEMEX
    • Delher
    • Deutsche Bank
    • Dow Corning Corporation
    • Fuji Television Networks
    • Infosys
    • Johnson & Johnson
    • Morgan Stanley
    • Shell



    PART FIVE: The Clinton cookstoves crusade 

    From the time that Secretary Clinton launched the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), she toured the globe and recruited more Alliance partners.

    And, on May 4, 2012, during her visit to China, Clinton puts "Clean Cookstoves on top of her Agenda" and an ECO-Partnership is born: "China agrees to join the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves..." 


    Meanwhile on May 28, 2012, we find more of Secretary Clinton's emails that show her collaboration at the State Department to gather more "commitments" for the Alliance.
    Here is a sample [graphic right]: 

    From: Balderston, Kris M <BalderstonKM@state.gov> Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 6:06 PM To: Subject: Norway

    Madame Secretary

    Our office has forwarded to your specials some cookstove talking points to include in your briefing materials for your upcoming trip to Norway, but I wanted to emphasize the importance of this opportunity. Norway is the biggest opportunity to put the cookstove alliance into overdrive. In your conversation with FM Store nearly two years ago, he noted that their initial $500k commitment was to be a "down payment" once the Alliance had a strategy in place. We now have that. The Alliance has been seeking a major commitment from Norway - on the scale of a five years, $50M commitment. Your mention of the progress the Alliance has made in your meetings w PM Stoltenberg and FM Store could prove crucial in making these commitments happen. This is the Alliance's highest priority request of you this year. Norway would be second only to the US in commitments. Radha Muthiah, the Exec Director of the Alliance and I would be happy to go to Norway and give them the details of our long term strategy.


    Thank you very much for your support on this effort. Kris

    Around September 26, 2013, Mrs. Clinton was announced as Chair of the Alliance's Leadership Council, where she still serves along with the current head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Gina McCarthy.

    During the course of the Alliance's three-year anniversary celebration (September 26, 2013), the Chief Executive Officer Radha Muthiah, while praising Mrs. Clinton, gives her credit for the birth of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. 
    Then at the "Inaugural Cookstoves Future Summit," which was an event of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves that took place on November 20-21, 2014, where "more than 400 world leaders and global influencers convened," raising "a total of $413 million in grant and investment funding," Mrs. Clinton was one of the honored Co-Hosts, and is quoted here:
    “We have to redouble our efforts to get more clean and efficient products in the hands and homes of families everywhere....We can rededicate ourselves to doing everything we can to help more people in more places to breathe more easily, work more safely and live healthier lives.”


    In her "memoir" Hard Choices, that was released on April 28, 2015, Mrs. Clinton pens her recollection and brags about her part in the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

    Yep, Mrs. Clinton wrote the following:
      I asked Kris Balderston, my Special Representative for Global Partnerships, to lead an effort to tackle this under-the-radar but deeply troubling and consequential challenge. And in September 2010, at the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative, I launched the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves with...

    Later she wrote this:
    On behalf of the U.S. government, I announced the pledge of $50 million to the effort going..."

    And, Hillary also made this statement:
    I was delighted by the speed and scope of the progress we made around the world.

    However, in October 2015, Marc Gunther of the Washington Post took Hillary's "green stoves" to task in his piece entitled, "These cheap, clean stoves were supposed to save millions of lives. What happened?

    Also, as pointed out in my opening, recently, The Daily Signal warned that this particular "green energy goal is condemning many to Prolonged Poverty." In fact, David Kreutzer, the senior research fellow in energy economics and climate change at The Heritage Foundation's Center for Data Analysis, had this to say:

    ...renewable energy projects provide less energy per dollar than could be provided from conventional energy sources, even when these conventional sources are equipped with modern pollution abating technology. Researchers have concluded that for every person lifted from energy poverty with renewables, the same money would have lifted four people had the money been spent on conventional power sources. 

    Mr. Kreutzer also chimed in on Hillary's "green stove" delusion:
    It seems the goal is not to raise the poor’s standard of living to levels enjoyed in the West, but simply to have them burn fewer sticks and less dung inside their houses. Alas, even the benefit of swapping in these more efficient dung-burners appears to be an illusion.

    Nevertheless, this not only warrants another investigation into Hillary Clinton's never-ending shenanigans while at State, such as her criminal use of a private server; her egregious Benghazi lies as well as her crony deals with the Clinton Foundation; and so on, but makes you wonder what other taxpayer-funded green energy programs, initiatives and the like that Hillary cooked up while secretary of state that favored her foundation and her friends –– especially since, as president of the United States, she "wants more wind, more solar, more advanced biofuels, more energy efficiency..."

    Stay tuned...


    Obama's Green Legacy: "Wasting Hundreds Of Billions In Taxpayer Funds"

    Nevertheless, if "Clinton's Crooked Cookstove Campaign" was really part of "Obama's Foreign Policy" aimed at helping the poor overcome climate change," then this is another notch to add to "Obama's Green Legacy of wasting hundreds of billions in taxpayer funds" –– all the way from the 2009-trillion-dollar stimulus package, where over $100 billion was earmarked for renewable energy,  to these global green stoves.

    In fact President Obama's green energy tab (clean, alternative or renewable), which long ago exceeded $250 billion of U.S. taxpayer money, has in reality funded the largest, most expensive and deceptive case of crony capitalism in American history.  

    And while the president recently proposed additional billions in green energy spending just for the Department of Energy (DOE) inside his 2017 budget, Team Obama and their minions are seeking to control every aspect of our lives in order to "save the planet." 

    It is astounding that the "Protect the Earth" movement is not only surrounded by ECO-Cronies, ECO-Hypocrites and ECO-Nuts, it is fueled by a "Colossal Climate Change Fear Mongering Campaign."

    There's also a big propaganda apparatus that is in cahoots with the media, while we now have a Department of Justice that is entertaining the outrageous idea of taking legal action against so-called "climate deniers."

    This despite the fact that the "global warming" (what happened to the impending Ice Age?) –– man-made or otherwise –– science has yet to be settled. Case in point can be found in a 2014 piece at the Wall Street Journal: "The Myth of the Climate Change '97%'":
    Last week Secretary of State John Kerry warned graduating students at Boston College of the "crippling consequences" of climate change. "Ninety-seven percent of the world's scientists," he added, "tell us this is urgent."

    Where did Mr. Kerry get the 97% figure? Perhaps from his boss, President Obama, who tweeted on May 16 that "Ninety-seven percent of scientists agree: #climate change is real, man-made and dangerous." Or maybe from NASA, which posted (in more measured language) on its website, "Ninety-seven percent of climate scientists agree that climate-warming trends over the past century are very likely due to human activities."
    Yet the assertion that 97% of scientists believe that climate change is a man-made, urgent problem is a fiction. The so-called consensus comes from a handful of surveys and abstract-counting exercises that have been contradicted by more reliable research. 

    Still, most Americans are clueless to the fact that despite a massive national debt fast approaching $20 trillion, not only has the Obama administration flushed tens of billions of our tax dollars down the ECO-toilet (remember Solyndra?), but many of these "green" projects are NOT so green, clean, cheap, safe, or even environmentally friendly.

    In fact, most are expensive, unreliable and even deadly. Even as Solyndra was the first to go kaput, most don't know about the other big green losers such as the following seven (out of 32) failures and up to 59 if you factor in those were bailed out and those teetering on the edge of extinction, which were documented two years ago.
    1. Solyndra: $570.4 million 
    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

    In addition, there are a few new Obama-backed green energy debacles are on the horizon: the Spanish Conglomerate Abengoa that bagged over $3 billion, is now imploding; the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System that scored over $2 billion, may be forced to shut down because it has failed to produce the expected power; and SunEdison that got tons of free cash, is “mounting financial woes." 

    One of the most egregious parts of Obama's "green waist" is that our hard-earned tax dollars are being funneled to foreign firms in order to fund their green energy scam. This includes, but is not limited to, the Department of Energy Loan Program (over $30 billion and counting), the 1603 Stimulus Grant Program (as of December 2015, $24.9 billion), and the U. S. Crony Export-Import Bank (as of 2014, the "green assistance" was at $19 billion).

    And, as mentioned earlier, we have the U.N. Climate Racket, where President Obama just handed $500 million of American taxpayer money the them –– you know the Green Climate Fund (GCL), which just a "Slush Fund for Dictators."

    This despite the fact that the U.S. already spends hundreds of millions of taxpayer money annually on so-called "climate change mitigation efforts" for other nations.

    In fact, in January 2014, CNSNews.com reported a much higher figure: "American taxpayers spent $7.45 billion to help developing countries cope with climate change in fiscal years 2010 through 2012."

    Not to mention that a January 2014 CNSNews.com reported the following: "American taxpayers spent $7.45 billion to help developing countries cope with climate change in fiscal years 2010 through 2012."

    Keep in mind that under Team Obama, "Federal Climate Change Expenditures," which funds numerous (if not all) federal government agencies, over the past few years has spent $19.8 billion in 2012, $22.6 billion in 2013, and $21.4 billion in 2014.

    Now, it is unclear how much of these funds overlap with Obama's "$250 Billion Save the Planet Slush Fund," but it does include "International Climate Change Assistance," of which its "2014 proposed budget authority" is listed at $893 million.


    So, why would we need a special initiative to fund a worldwide clean cookstove movement? 

    Maybe it is because President Obama and the Clintons not only share the same global warming agenda, but also the same "wealthy green cronies," which was well-documented in my May 2015 Green Corruption File, "Back to the Future: A sneak peek into Hillary Clinton’s climate change cronies."

    And now we can see many of the same cronies that have been funding her family foundation are slowly backing Hillary for the 2016 presidential race.

    Now, this convoluted clean-energy deal, which is costing American taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars that is supposed to help the poor around the world, yet it "is condemning many to prolonged poverty," may not rise to the level of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's part in the deadly Benghazi calamity where we lost four Americans to terrorist (not a video).

    However, this story certainly adds to the pattern of how Hillary struggles with the truth and The Clintons think that they are above the law.


    Signed your favorite Investigative Citizen Journalist,

    -c 

    UPDATED:






    Marita Noon followed this blog post with her take on "Clinton's Crooked Clean Cookstoves Campaign."

    March 29, 2016 Brietbart News: The Dirty Story Behind Hillary Clinton’s ‘Clean Cookstoves’ as well as the following:


    Then on "America's Voice for Energy"


    03/31/16 TOPIC: The developing world wants natural gas and electricity — Hillary Clinton sends cookstoves

    GUESTS:
    • Christine Lakatos: The Green Corruption File—Hillary Clinton’s convoluted clean cookstove campaign
    • Paul Driessen: Author Eco-Imperialism, Green Power, Black Death—the Greens always want to help the Third World, but just not too much
    • Ray Smith: EnterGas LLC—Personal experience with propane cookstoves
    • David Kreutzer: Sr. Research Fellow in Energy Economics and Climate Change at The Heritage Foundation-- The Green Energy Goal That Is Condemning Many to Prolonged Poverty.


    Sunday, January 3, 2016

    The 2016 GOP Omnibus Betrayal: Lots of liberal gifts; plus U.S. president’s clean energy scheme and U.N. climate racket thrive inside massive spending binge


    AP Photo of President Obama
    & Rep. Paul Ryan found at Breitbart News 
    Just before Christmas, our lawmakers –– both the House and the Senate –– passed a massive, 2000-plus page spending bill that nobody read, which is estimated to cost American taxpayers $1.1 trillion (some place it as high as $2 trillion) in order to keep our big government running for just the next year.

    According to Reuters, "in a low-key Oval Office ceremony" (December 18, 2015), the bill was signed into law by President Obama, who gave "kudos" to both Republican Speaker Paul Ryan and former-Speaker John Boehner "for helping him get through the year without a government shutdown and for funding his legislative priorities," noted Breitbart News. 


    But let's go back a day earlier when POLITICO was amazed by the omnibus, which was reflected in their December 17, 2105 headline: "Congress' half-trillion-dollar spending binge: Budget austerity takes a back seat as the House passes nearly $700 billion in unpaid-for tax cuts."

    POLITICO also noted the following:
    ...But on Capitol Hill this week, just hours before they jet away for the holidays, the GOP-led Congress is going on a $680 billion spending spree — none of which will be paid for by budget cuts or other tax offsets. And all of which will be added to the national debt, according to budget watchdogs.

    ==================
    The Betrayal

    While this legislation is jammed-packed with liberal gifts, there are two big dirty deals that also thrived inside this massive spending binge: the continued financing of President Obama's clean energy scheme and funding the U.N. climate racket ($500 million for now), both of which are costing American taxpayers tens of billions of dollars that will be tackled later in this Green Corruption File.

    Yet, stay tuned for a PART TWO that will expose just one clean energy program that has already dished out $24.5 billion of FREE taxpayer money:  "1603 Green Energy Grant Program: Billions of free taxpayer cash flowing to foreign firms and President Obama's wealthy friends."

    First we have to address the elephant in the room: Our new Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, who was endorsed by some on the right to replace John Boehner, in his first major legislative achievement has ticked off many of us on the right as we deem it as an act of betrayal to the American people.

    And, the devil is in the details.

    First is that the 2016 Omnibus "violates every promise that Republicans made to the voters who rewarded them with landslide victories in the 2010 and 2014 midterm elections," wrote columnist at Townhall.com, Phyllis Schlafly. 

    Ms. Schlafly also recorded that "Democrats lost no time gloating over what [Democrat Senator] Chuck Schumer hailed as a 'great victory for the principles Democrats stand for.'"

    What's very disturbing is that this spending binge not only finances, but in some cases advances numerous liberal causes, abuses and disgraces that conservatives have been rallying against for years. These include, but are not limited to, Sanctuary Cities, a slew of other illegal immigration programs and lawless legislation –– all without ensuring the safety of American citizens and securing our border.

    Then there's the continued funding for the "Evil Billion-Dollar Empire Planned Parenthood," whose CEO Cecile Richards' annual salary exceeds $500, 000 ("$590,928 if you include retirement contributions, bonuses and pay from affiliated organizations," noted the New York Times), that is not only in the abortion business, but sells aborted baby parts.

    The comical part is that "it increases the annual budget for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), despite that agency's documented record of abusive misconduct toward tea party conservatives," noted Ms. Schlafly. 

    Details of the aforementioned and more can be found at Breitbart NewsThe Hill, The Daily SignalTownhall.com, as well as Republican Senator Jeff Sessions' senate floor speech in opposition to the 2016 omnibus bill (here and video left).

    As usual: Negotiated behind closed doors, this spending and tax break package includes plenty of giveaways to the left's political pals such as green energy, unions and more.

    Moreover, POLITICO notes that "there’s something from everybody’s wish list: breaks for energy-efficient homes and commercial buildings; deductions for business office furniture, computers and machines; tax savings for the film and TV industries and rum producers in the Caribbean; and even tax perks for owning a racehorse or two-wheeled plug-in electric car."

    Even as The Hill reported that the omnibus bill unveiled by Congress "was followed by months of lobbying by industry and public interest groups and weeks of intense negotiations on Capitol Hill," it turns out that according to Peter Schweizer, New York Times best-selling author of many blockbuster books, including Throw Them All Out and Clinton Cash, it was "four lawmakers and many lobbyists that wrote the omnibus."

    Based on an interview that Senator Sessions had with talk show host Lars Larson on December 18, 2015, Schweizer surmised the following:
    The ugly work that went into the massive pork-filled omnibus spending bill snaking its way through congress is now starting to be exposed. 
    And it’s not for the faint at heart. Members of congress had little input in the bill and didn’t even in many cases know what was in it.
    Schweizer continues:
    According to Sessions, lawmakers found out what was in the bill by talking to lobbyists, who had a better idea than they did as to what was being included in the bill. “No member of even the House and Senate knew what was going on...
    Sessions went on to note that basically four members of congress put the deal together without consulting their colleagues.

    As usual: With the threat of a government shutdown hanging over their head (more like blackmail), our lawmakers, as in the past and along side then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, had to pass the bill without reading it, so that we can find out what’s in it.


    The House 

    Yep, on Friday, December 18, 2015, the massive omnibus passed the GOP-led House easily in a 316-113 vote, whereas according to the Washington Examiner, "Republicans voted 150-95 on the measure. And it was an easy choice for Democrats, who voted 166-18 in favor of the deal."

    Didn't Mr. Ryan get the memo that we have a national debt that is fast approaching $19 trillion?

    Didn't he get the message that there has been a grassroots movement to suppress Big Government and get our fiscal house in order? 

    Obviously, it doesn't matter to Speaker Ryan and the Republican leadership that this movement and voters that are tired of our nations' "out of control" direction are what helped Republicans seize control of both the House (2010) and the Senate (2014).

    In fact, in 2010, when the Democrat Party took a shellacking with Republicans picking up between 60 and 70 seats in a resounding rebuke to President Obama and his agenda, House Minority Leader  "John Boehner was moved to tears when he addressed a crowd of supporters in Washington," reported ABC News.

    At that time, Mr. Boehner, who was predicted to take the gavel from Speaker Pelosi, during his 2010 tearful speech to the American people ("Not a Time for Celebration"), and in front of the slogan "A Pledge to America," which was the platform unleashed in September 2010 that helped Republicans win the House, made many vows: 

    Frankly this is not a time for celebration. Not when one out of ten of our fellow citizens is out of work, not when we buried our children under a mountain of debt, and not when our Congress  is held in such low esteem. This is a time to roll up our sleeves, a time to look forward with determination, and to take the first steps towards building a better future for our kids and grand kids.  

    Across the country right now, we are witnessing a repudiation of Washington. A repudiation of big government and a repudiation of politicians who refuse to listen to the American people...

    This is a time to seize that moment and make sure your voice is heard. To reject the spending sprees, the bailouts, the back room deals, the takeovers and all the nonsense and to join your fellow Americans in putting Washington on notice. Because for far too long Washington has been doing what's best for Washington not what's best for the American people. And tonight that begins to change. 

    With their voices the American people are demanding a new way forward in Washington. I'm here to tell you tonight that our new majority will be prepared to do things differently. To take a new approach that hasn't been tried in Washington before, by either party. It starts with cutting spending instead of increasing it. Reducing the size of government instead of increasing it. And reforming the way congress works and giving the government back to the American people 

    The American people have sent an unmistakable message to him tonight, that message is -- change course. We hope President Obama will now respect the will of the people, change course, and to commit to making changes that they are demanding. And to the extent that he is willing to do that, we are ready to work with him. But make no mistake, the president will find in our new majority the voice of the American people as they have expressed it tonight. Standing on principle, checking Washington's power, and leading the drive to a smaller, less costly and more accountable government here in Washington, DC. These are the principles our new majority will stand for. 

    And we hope that, Mr. President, you will stand with us in the hard work that lies ahead. Because we are humbled by the trust the American people have placed in us and we recognize that with the stress comes the responsibility to listen –– and listen we will. 

    Let's start right now by recognizing that this is not a time for celebration, it is a time to roll up our sleeves and go to work. We can -- we can celebrate when small businesses begin hiring again. We can celebrate when the spending binge here in Washington has stopped. We can celebrate when we have a government that has earned the trust of the people that it serves. when we have a government that honors the Constitution and stands up for the values that have made America. Things like economic freedom, individual liberty and personal responsibility... 

    Did you catch that? "We can celebrate when the spending binge here in Washington has stopped."

    Well, keep those champagne bottles corked, because we're in for a long haul in dealing with the insanity going on in Washington DC! 

    Even so, as criticism erupted over this funding fiasco, a defiant Speaker Ryan defended his massive spending deal, which was recorded by the Washington Times:
    “In divided government, you don’t get everything you want,” Mr. Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, told NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “So we fought for as much as we could get. We advanced our priorities and principles. Not every single one of them, but many of them. And then we’re going to pick up next year and pick up where we left off and keep going for more.” 

    Hmmm. I wonder what he fought for.

    Big Oil for Baby Parts?

    Obviously, Speaker Ryan, whom Phyllis Schlafly of Townhall.com described as "seeming well prepared to lead a newly energized house Republican majority toward reclaiming the power of the purse, which the framers of our Constitution vested in them," at this juncture, is NO different than the former speaker of the House. 

    Schlafly adds: "Ryan has proved no better than his hapless predecessor, John Boehner, in cutting wasteful spending, reforming the tax system, defunding liberal interest groups, or instituting good conservative policies."

    In fact, Boehner has continually caved into President Obama's liberal agenda, which is found here (2011), here (October 2013), here (February 2014), here (December 2014), here (March 2015), here (October 2015), as well as all the times in between that he capitulated to the whim of the Democrats, even as he exited his post. 

    During Boehner's tenure, our "Capitulator in Chief" surrendered on an array of issues, which include, but are not limited to, President Obama's lawless executive orders, ObamaCare, the debt ceiling, religious liberty, the Trade Promotion Authority legislation, reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, allowing funds to flow to Planned Parenthood as well as other conservative concerns such as fighting against the size and scope of our government and upholding the Constitution of the United States of America.

    Photo from the Washington Times December 2014. 
    So much for Speaker Boehner and House Republicans' "Pledge to America," which was supposed to "reaffirms Republicans’ commitment to principles of smaller, more accountable government; economic freedom; lower taxes; fiscal responsibility; protecting life, American values, and the Constitution; and providing for a strong national defense."

    In fact, the House GOP has broken their "vows" many times over, including this current spending bill, which is not much different than what they did last year when they rushed the December 2014 Omnibus Bill.

    Yep, the "$1.1 trillion spending bill, spanning 1,600 pages of legislative text and another 1,200 pages of explanation, was passed in just 48 hours," reported the Washington Times.

    Maybe the "Republican House Pledge" had an expiration date. I don't know.

    But what we do know is that just after his spending splurge, Speaker Ryan released his New Year’s resolutions for 2016, which includes his number one promise of "an aggressive, conservative agenda." However, Breitbart News cleverly noted the following in this  January 1, 2016 headline: "Paul Ryan Has Already Broken Most of His New Year’s Resolutions with Omnibus Betrayal." 


    The Senate 

    Remember in November 2014 when control of the Senate was ripped away from Senator Harry Reid, who had been in charge since 2007?

    Well, Senator Mitch McConnell, who eventually became the Senate majority leader, during the course of thanking the people of Kentucky for his re-election victory, made the following statements:
    For too long, for too long this administration has tried to tell the American people what’s good for them and then blamed somebody else when their policies didn't work out. Tonight, Kentucky rejected that approach. (Cheers, applause) Tonight Kentuckians said we can do better as a nation. (Cheers, applause) Tonight they said we can have real change in Washington. Real change. (Cheers, applause) And that's just what I intend to deliver. (Cheers, applause)

    So, friends, tonight turns a corner. And the future I see is a bright one. Americans have seen that what the current crowd in Washington is offering is making us weaker both at home and abroad. They have had enough. (Cheers, applause)
     
    Friends, this experiment in big government has lasted long enough. (Cheers, applause) It’s time to go in a new direction. (Cheers, applause) It's time to turn this country around. (Cheers, applause) And I will not let you down. Thank you so much.

    However, Senate Majority Leader McConnell has given us more of the same: Another "Establishment RINO Leader" that is not only out for his own self interests and those of his donors, but has been towing the line of the Democratic Party, their cherished liberal programs as well as their big,  expensive, and intrusive government agenda.

    This brings us to current conditions: The same day (Friday, December 18, 2015) that the House voted to pass the massive 2016 omnibus, the GOP-controlled Senate "voted overwhelmingly [65-33] in favor a $1.8 trillion package of spending bills and tax breaks, sending the legislation to President Obama’s desk for his signature," reported The Hill.

    The Hill also documented Senator McConnell's delusion: He "hailed the vote as a major accomplishment fulfilling his 2014 campaign pledge to get the Senate back on track if voters gave Republicans control."
    “But we’re proving that you can still get a lot done with a President from a different party,” McConnell said on the floor. “We’re proving you can actually enact significant, long-term reforms, achieve conservative policy goals, and get them signed into law.”

    Conservative policy goals. Are you kidding me. What kind of Kool-Aid is McConnell drinking?

    This spending binge is a disgrace with its price tag alone. Worse are the "dark forces" –– liberal and lawless policies –– that they are funding as well as the fact that they are feeding the beast: Big Government and its cronies, which is the total opposite of conservatism.

    Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh chimed in on this latest GOP failure: “The country was just sold down the river again by your very Republican Party,” Limbaugh declared. 

    While I caught Limbaugh's rant on the radio live, "Truth in Media" reported on it here as well as Breitbart News here; however, it was the following that caught my attention, which is worth repeating:
    "There is no Republican Party. … You know, we don’t even need a Republican Party if they’re going to do this..." “It is as though Nancy Pelosi still running the House and Senator Harry Reid is still running the Senate. ‘Betrayed’ is not even the word here. What has happened here is worse than betrayal. Betrayal is pretty bad – but it’s worse than that.”

    Limbaugh is right: With this kind of crap going on, what the heck difference does a Republican Party make?

    Since the GOP's two red victories, the Republican leadership, along with their promises, pledges, grand standing, and hot air, they have continued to show their true colors: towing the line of the blue party.


    In fact, it's become abundantly clear that the Republican leadership and the long list of RHINO's (Republican-In-Name-Only) are NOT fighting for conservative causes –– even as simple as the battle for a smaller, less intrusive and expensive government. This is either because they are spineless or are part of the problem in the sense that they are "in on" the plot to bamboozle and fleece American taxpayers.

    ==================================
    The Clean Energy Dirty Deals 

    But that's not all...
    Windmill slaughter of birds photo from James Delingpole piece:  
    Wind industry big lies no 3: wind turbines  are Eco-friendly 

    First it is important to reiterate that President Obama’s "save the planet slush fund" has already costs American taxpayers over $200 billion and counting.

    Worse is that the majority of these funds were used as political payback, while pumping up the president's and other high-ranking Democrats wealthy green cronies (bundlers, big donors and allies).

    Money, by the way, that was doled out for green energy (clean, renewable, alternative) that is not so clean, green or cheap, but is expensive, unreliable and even deadly.

    In fact, in its wake, green energy is responsible for the horrific bird genocide committed by Big Wind (at least "39 million birds and bats of all species annually in the United States alone"), while Big Solar is grossly executing birds mid-air at an alarming rate. Not to mention that those so-called "green cars" pushed by the left, especially those flying around on their private jets, are not all that safe

    And what about the billions of biofuel bucks that was used to fund "not so shovel-ready" risky projects? What's interesting here is that despite the fact that some will argue that ethanol "can ruin car engines, it’s bad for the environment, and it raises taxes, gas and food prices," the Obama administration continues to dump millions of tax dollars into this fuel source.

    Even as the president's green energy revolution and climate crusade –– a scam of epic proportions –– which carries debilitating rules, regulations, and mandates, as well as string of executive orders that benefit special interest groups while adversely affecting American families and hurting the poor, it is jammed-packed full of green corruption, corporate welfare and crony capitalism as well as waste, fraud and abuse. 

    There are also piles of expensive bailouts and failures flushing tens of billions of U.S. taxpayer money down the ECO-Toilet. Along the way, environmental toxic messes have been left behind:  Solyndra and Abound Solar come to mind. Not to mention that we currently have a known looming and dangerous ECO-Disaster on our hands such as the Mojave Solar Plant here in California, which is a bombshell story that I exposed in 2014 and revisited again many times since that was made possible by the assistance of numerous brave whistleblowers.

    Nevertheless, most Republicans seem to have forgotten that the GOP-led House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform prepared many reports and held numerous hearings that not only provided evidence that President Obama's clean energy agenda is a failure, but also exposed the corruption and deceit operating behind the scenes.

    In case they forgot, some can be found here (September 2011), here (March 2012), here (May 2012), here (June 2012) and here (April 2013). 

    Moreover, back in 2012, the powerful progressive organization, Center for American Progress (CAP), which happens to be the dark, driving force behind President Obama's clean energy scheme, hammered away at the GOP's "war on green energy." "Republicans have bullied the clean energy industry for months, pointing to flimsy evidence for why the government should slash funding for the industry," noted CAP. 

    CAP even quoted some key Republicans:
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said the 1603 tax credit reimbursement program is a “Solyndra-style stimulus program.” “Listen, the American people continue to ask the question, ‘Where are the jobs?’ They deserve answers, and they deserve the truth.” 
    House Oversight Chair Darrell Issa called green jobs “propaganda” in a recent staff report. Issa also recently released a video making fun of the BLS’s broad definition for green jobs, calling them “groovy.”

    We also have the Export-Import Crony Bank of the U.S. that dispenses hundreds of millions in "green loans" to foreign firms and friends that was recently revived, which is another big Republican failure. Yep, according to the Wall Street Journal, "[a] significant majorities in the House and Senate — including a majority of House Republicans — ultimately voted to restore the bank."

    Still, despite all the GOP grand standing since 2010 via hearings, elections, newsletters and more, which has continually exposed the Obama administration's "Green Crony Failures," they even pledged to curtail the spending behind it. Yet, once again the GOP has failed to stop it or even slow it down.

    But then again, some Republicans are in on the scam –– and we have to keep an eye out on where Republican presidential candidates stand on our government's intervention into green energy.

    At any rate, in this new deal, we find that Big Oil, which plays both sides of the political isle, got a big boost, but also, as I had alluded to at the beginning of this post, there are two big dirty deals that also thrived inside this massive spending binge: the continued financing of President Obama's clean energy scheme and funding the U.N. Climate Racket.

    While many are applauding the move of "lifting the crude oil export ban" (the so-called trade off here), others had this to say: "The Democrats won, the Republicans caved and the rest of us were screwed..."

    President Obama's clean energy scheme

    "The biggest federal policy development of the year for renewables play [ed] out on Congress’ last day of work in 2015," heralded GreenTech Media.

    Inside the 2016 Omnibus, "Congress passed legislation making the solar investment tax credit (ITC) available for several years and creating a new production tax credit for wind power projects," wrote Forbes.

    William Pentland at Forbes goes on:
    Indeed, with that caveat about rooftop solar, the renewable energy tax credits passed by Congress today bear the hallmarks of the worst kind of crony capitalism. 
    The ITC extension will be a boon for utility-scale solar companies like First Solar and SunPower, but it will be a boondoggle for investors in centralized solar projects. In particular, the shareholders of a small number of large utility holding companies like NextEra Energy and Southern Company stand to benefit the most from the solar and wind tax credits. Indeed, shareholders of foreign utility companies like Spain’s Iberdrola have already made mountains of money on the taxpayer’s dime building huge wind farms in the United States.

    The Daily Signal took issue with many areas inside the 2016 Omnibus, but let's just look at the renewable energy subsidies that were extended as part of the deal, of which they state, "waste taxpayer money and provide targeted tax credits to politically connected companies."

     Here are three:
    • A five-year extension of the wind production tax credit (PTC). The wind PTC, which has been around since 1982, artificially propped up an industry, advanced special interests, and allocated labor and capital away from more competitive uses in the marketplace.
    • A five-year extension of the solar investment tax credit (ITC), which companies can now take when they begin construction rather than when they start producing power. Solar companies would be better off in the long run without the ITC. They would understand their true price point to be competitive in the short and long run.
    • A ramp up in Department of Energy spending for renewables, energy efficiency provisions, fossil fuels, and nuclear. The Department of Energy has ballooned by subsidizing and forcing energy technologies into the marketplace. The private sector has demonstrated countless times that it is far better equipped than government to allocate resources and develop commercially viable technologies.

    But there's more to this story...

    If you've followed my work here at The Green Corruption Files, you may remember my January 2013 post entitled, "Big Wind Energy Subsidies: A Hurricane of Carnage, Cronyism and Corruption," where I exposed the following:
    Unknown to the American public is another green government freebie that has been blowing out of the stimulus package. The 1603 Grant Program –– a relative of the PTC –– is part of President Obama’s 2009-trillion-dollar spending spree, which is administered by the Treasury Department, where billions in favored-businesses are given tax-free cash gifts. This program was also touted as a jobs creator –– of course saved, supported, direct, indirect, "touching lives" and more.
    It's also important to remember that Energy.gov documents the following: “The Section 1603 program was created under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support the deployment of renewable energy resources. The 1603 program offered project developers the option to select a one-time cash payment in lieu of taking the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) or the Production Tax Credit (PTC), for which they would have otherwise been eligible.”

    The Heritage Foundation, which goes into detail regarding the "solar investment tax credit (ITC)" states, "In extending the ITC, Congress also allowed companies to take cash reimbursement under the Section 1603 grant program in lieu of the tax credit."

    As of July 30, 2015, the 1603 Grant Program has dispersed $24.5 billion of free taxpayer cash, funding about 101,364 projects, which are mainly solar and wind, but include biomass, geothermal and other forms of renewable energy.

    After weeks of analyzing this green energy stimulus grant program, I found that the Obama administration is not only subsidizing foreign firms, but worse is that these special tax breaks –– the PTC, ITC and the 1603 Grant Program –– are subsidizing President Obama and high-ranking Democrats' wealthy green friends here in the U.S., of which the majority are also Big Green Cronies of the Clinton's and their family foundation.

    The most egregious are the mega companies (the usual suspects) that, between 2009 and 2011, were already awarded billions in green energy stimulus loans from Obama's Energy Department. Dirty, clean energy deals that I have been tracking and reporting on since 2010, starting with this post: "Department of Energy 'Junk Loans' and Cronyism." 

    Apparently, these huge taxpayer-backed stimulus loans weren't enough, because they also bagged billions in 1603 stimulus grants (free taxpayer cash). This includes NRG Energy & Co. (3 large solar projects), NextEra Energy (two large solar projects), Abengoa (two large solar plants and one biomass project), First Solar (in the middle of three large solar projects), as well as other DOE deals such as the Alamosa solar generation project in Colorado, the Blue Mountain geothermal power plant in Nevada, the Kahuka Wind Farm in Hawaii, the Mesquite solar generation project in Arizona, and others.

    Needless to say, there's additional familiar wealthy friends of the president and his climate allies that are taking advantage of these subsides such as SolarCity, SunEdison, Sungevity, SunPower, SunRun and many more.

    Along the way these subsidies have also fostered expensive failures, starting with the Spanish Conglomerate Abengoa, which is not only a criminal enterprise, that bagged billions in DOE stimulus loans as well as huge 1603 grants, but is NOW imploding: the Solana Solar Project in Arizona on 3/4/14 for $513,753,359.00 and the Mojave Solar Plant in California on 9/10/15 for $376,800,248.00.  (NOTE: "The Great Green Heist" story in the works)

    Also, in late 2014, despite getting a large DOE stimulus loan, the Ivanpah Solar Plant (NRG Energy, Google and BrightSource Energy) needed a bailout, which was chronicled in my Green Corruption File entitled, "Not Enough Sun Shining at California Ivanpah Solar Plant: $1.6 billion shady stimulus deal tied to numerous wealthy Obama cronies now expect $539 million of free taxpayer cash." 

    Sure enough, with friends in high places, they got it from the 1603 Grant Program:
    • Solar Partners I, LLC: 12/17/14 for $180,713,098.00 
    • Solar Partners II, LLC: 12/17/14 for $174,080,773.00 
    • Solar Partners VIII, LLC: 12/17/14 for $180,911,450.00 
    There are also three solar companies (SolarCity, Sungevity, and SunRun) that raked in big bucks from this program, of which since 2012 have been under a federal investigation for "misrepresenting figures in claiming stimulus money"  –– a probe that is apparently is still ongoing. 

    However, in order to get an accurate account of this particular green energy crony cash it would require a more thorough investigation. So, in the coming months be prepared for a PART TWO of this Green Corruption File entitled,  "1603 Green Energy Grant Program: Billions of free taxpayer cash flowing to foreign firms and President Obama's wealthy friends."



    Photo from The Daily Signal: World Leaders
    UN Climate Racket meeting (COP21) in Paris December 2015 
    The U.N. climate racket

    In case you've been living under a rock or on Mars with billionaire Elon Musk, you should be aware that the U.N. Climate Racket, which is described as "the international political response to climate change that began at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992," was at it again in December 2015 for their annual Conference of Parties (COP), screaming that we're all gonna die because the planet is on fire.

    The Daily Signal duly reported, "Leaders from around the world, including President Barack Obama, have been saying that the COP21, also known as the Paris climate conference, is the last best hope to save the planet from catastrophic warming."

    But then again, "Virtually every international global warming summit [all the way back fifteen years and beyond] has been deemed the last chance for the world. Dismissing problems of world poverty, hunger, disease, and terrorism, leaders have claimed that climate change is the world’s greatest problem," which was exposed by The Daily Signal and the Climate Depot.

    Nicolas Loris, of the Daily Signal counters with this:
    The climate data simply does not suggest that man-made global warming should be at the top of the list of concerns. The climate models international bodies are using to justify regulations and commitments to restrict the use of affordable energy to reduce carbon dioxide are over-predicting warming.
    In case you believe the hype behind the climate change scam, including how the Obama administration and those pushing global warming are throwing around as gospel the "97% of climate scientists agree with climate change” bogus claim, here are some of the these latest headlines that combat more of the deceit:
    Still, I'm not here to debate whether an impending Ice Age is looming over the globe or the Earth is going to explode in a massive ball of fire if we don't stop breathing, because in reality, it all depends on the decade. However, I am here to expose the hype, hypocrisy and climate crony cash that follows, starting with the fact that it's not just the "doom and gloom" narrative that makes these conferences so nefarious, it's the blatant arrogance and hypocrisy.

    This climate action gathering is where world leaders arrived via their private jets to partake in serious meetings, while indulging in fine dining and other festivities to "Save the Globe."

    According to The Federalist, "It [was] estimated that around 50,000 carbon-spewing humans [elite world leaders, businesses and activists] participated in the Paris [two-week] climate conference" –– with a slew of millionaires and billionaires (the regular Obama/Clinton cronies) positioning themselves to snag their "fair share" of the climate cash that is expected to flow from this gathering.

    The Daily Mail added: "The climate change summit in Paris that aims to tackle global warming will itself pump an estimated 300,000 tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere..."

    All of the above and more as the U.N. Climate Racket had the audacity to claim the following: "In 2015 COP21, also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, will, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, aim to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C."

    So, as the story goes: Mid December, "representatives of 195 nations reached a landmark accord that will, for the first time, commit nearly every country to lowering planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions to help stave off the most drastic effects of climate change," heralded the New York Times

    Besides the fact that in Paris "climate change alarmists conned everyone, including themselves," proclaimed The Federalists, it was considered a fraud –– "bullshit, worthless words, no action, just promises" –– by James Hansen, "the father of climate change awareness," because it doesn't go far enough, reported The Guardian.

    But all the hoopla and "smoke and mirrors" didn't stop President Obama from, once again, circumventing Congress. It turns out that "White House officials at COP 21 helped craft a deal congressional Republicans would not be able to stop," disclosed The Guardian.

    In fact, Secretary of State and our "Climate Change Fear Monger in Chief" confirmed that the Paris agreement was crafted to avoid Congress.

    Yet, The Guardian also noted, "the fight over the deal began even before French workers could finish dismantling the conference site. Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, led the attack for Republicans."
    “The president is making promises he can’t keep, writing checks he can’t cash, and stepping over the middle class to take credit for an ‘agreement’ that is subject to being shredded in 13 months,” McConnell said.
    Additionally, back in November 2015, The Hill announced that "Republicans — hostile to the climate talks and bent on doing whatever they can to derail a deal in Paris next month — say they’re going to deny Obama the first tranche of money he hopes to inject into the fund."
    “We pledge that Congress will not allow U.S. taxpayer dollars to go to the Green Climate Fund until the forthcoming international climate agreement is submitted to the Senate for its constitutional advice and consent,” 37 Republican senators wrote in a letter to Obama [at that time].  

    Yep, the U.N. Climate Racket not only carries various issues, but includes hijacking American taxpayer money, which is known as the Green Climate Fund (GCL) and explained in this piece by Nicolas Loris of the Daily Signal: "How a Green Climate Change Fund Would Transfer the Wealth of Nations." 
    Climate negotiations leading up to the Paris conference called for a Green Climate Fund that would collect $100 billion per year by 2020. The goal of this fund: to subsidize green energy and pay for other climate adaptation and mitigation programs in poorer nations...

    Katie Tubb of The Daily Signal reported that only "$10.2 billion has been pledged so far" –– with only 37 nations in on the action, placing the U.S. on top of the list with $3 billion promised by President Obama. After that we have Japan ($1.5b), the United Kingdom ($1.2B), France ($1.B), Germany ($1B), Sweden ($581 million), Italy ($334 million), Canada ($277 million) and so on.

    This despite the fact that the U.S. already spends hundreds of millions of taxpayer money annually on so-called "climate change mitigation efforts for those countries."

    However, in January 2014, CNSNews.com reported a much higher figure: "American taxpayers spent $7.45 billion to help developing countries cope with climate change in fiscal years 2010 through 2012."

    Keep in mind that under Team Obama, "Federal Climate Change Expenditures," which funds numerous (if not all) federal government agencies, over the past few years has spent $19.8 billion in 2012, $22.6 billion in 2013, and $21.4 billion in 2014. Now, it's unclear how much of these funds overlap with Obama's "$200 Billion Save the Planet Slush Fund," but it does include "International Climate Change Assistance," of which its "2014 proposed budget authority" is listed at $893 million.

    Meanwhile, apparently, Republicans are split on attacking climate science, but they have expressed opposition to providing cash to the GCF; however, this too survived the 2016 Omnibus –– $500 million for now. 

    So, once again, the Republicans capitulated to President Obama's whim, which was documented by Lachlan Markay of the Washington Free Beacon and others:
    Payments to the GCF will come from three programs financed by the omnibus bill. It authorizes $170 million in payments to the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s Clean Technology Fund, $50 million to the bank’s Strategic Climate Fund, and $168 million to its Global Environment Facility. 
    All three of those programs feed into the GCF. No language in the omnibus would prohibit the distribution of that money. 
    Under the congressional budget deal, the United States will be able to make its first payment of $500 million into the GCF next year.
    Still, this Green Climate Fund may be the least of our problems, because these cozy gatherings in Paris and the entire "cataclysmic climate con" that includes a serious "fear mongering campaign," claiming that climate change not only birthed the horrific ISIS terrorists and caused every earthquake and flood the Earth has endured, but "it will lead to an orgy of killing, looting, rape, burglary" and even prostitution, have nothing to do with global warming, cooling, polar bears, or climate science.

    Even as Pope Francis continues to bring climate change to the altar, for some it IS a religion or a cult, while for others it's an agitation led by Socialists, Marxist, Communists, and anti-American fools, with some using climate change as “a mass social movement to disrupt the status
    quo.”

    In addition, not only do we have ECO-Hypocrites in the mix, we have ECO-Nuts as well. Those that want to enforce "population control" as a solution for global warming and there's even a "movement" that is "advanced by people who care about life on planet Earth" where you can opt out of existence in order to save the planet. However, for those running this "Global Warming Armageddon Scam," it's all about money and power.

    The scariest part of this U.N. Climate Racket is that it is all about "global control, NOT global climate." And, if you don't believe me, just ask Christiana Figueres, the Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

    "Ms. Figueres stated publicly what many climate realists had long suspected: The global warming scaremongering going on for more than 25 years was not really about protecting the planet, it was about controlling peoples’ lives by controlling the economy," documented  H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D., at the Heartland Institute. 
    As Figueres said, “This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the industrial revolution.” Figueres went on to say, “This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model, for the first time in human history.”


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    The Revolt 

    Nevertheless, it was Senator Jeff Sessions that put American citizens frustrations mildly when he made the following statement on the senate floor in retaliation against the 2016 Omnibus. 
    “There is a reason that GOP voters are in open rebellion,” Sessions said. “They have come to believe that their party’s elites are not only uninterested in defending their interests but – as with this legislation, and fast-tracking the President’s international trade pact – openly hostile to them. This legislation represents a further disenfranchisement of the American voter.”
    Americans need to be aware who the traitors are: "Ninety-five Republicans split with House GOP leadership to vote against the spending bill. Another 150 Republicans supported it, while just 18 Democrats opposed it," of which the complete list can be found at The Daily Signal. Meanwhile, "Twenty-six Republican senators, along with one independent and six Democrats, voted against the government spending bill –– with Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. and Barbara Boxer, D-Calif. that did not cast votes," again documented by the Daily Signal here

    While some are calling for Ryan's Republican seat, others like Reverend Franklin Graham are leaving the Republican Party altogether: “I have no hope in the Republican Party, the Democratic Party or Tea Party to do what is best for America..." the son of Rev. Billy Graham wrote on Facebook.

    And, via Twitter, Graham has made it clear that he's on a mission to pray for our nation and recruit Christians that will uphold biblical values to run for office. "In 2016 I will go state by state to every capital in our nation to hold prayer rallies for our country during the #DecisionAmerica Tour," Graham tweeted on December 21, 2015.

    Me with California Congressman Kevin McCarthy,
    now the House Majority Leader, in 2010, helping
    the GOP to "GET OUT THE VOTE." 

     




    At this point in history, conservative voters are not only at war with the tyrannical leadership of President Obama as well as the Corrupt Clinton Cash Machine and the Raging Socialist Bernie Sanders, all sadly carrying voter allegiance, we are battling the Republican Establishment and its powerful allies.

    Republicans best "grow a pair" or get the heck out of the way, because many of us are mad as
    hell and are "not going to take it anymore!"

    Folks, we need more than a tea party to crush these forces and the big, corrupt government that they have, with malice aforethought and at the expense of our liberty, safety and eventually our sovereignty, imposed upon our nation and its citizens.

    We need a "Conservative Revolution!"
    Better yet –– a REVOLT!

    Signed your favorite conservative citizen journalist,

    -c