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Look whose relative just got $135.8 million energy loan

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More cronyism from Obama, and his connections to the Wall Street protesters




The sister-in-law of John Podesta, President Obama's influential White House transition director, served as the lobbyist for a wind power firm that was just awarded a $135.8 million loan guarantee from the Department of Energy.

The company is Brookfield Asset Management. It boasts a board of nine directors, including New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's long-term girlfriend.

The Energy Department's promise to Brookfield marks the latest in controversial massive alternative energy loans to companies with strong ties to the Obama White House and to top Democrat lawmakers.



Since 2009, Brookfield has been represented by the lobby firm Heather Podesta and Partners, LLC.

Podesta, a top financial bundler for Democrat politicians, is wife of lobbyist and art collector, Tony Podesta, who is the brother of John Podesta.



John Podesta is director of the Center for American Progress, which is reportedly highly influential in helping to craft White House policy.

A Time magazine article profiled the influence of Podesta's Center for American Progress in the formation of the Obama administration, stating that "not since the Heritage Foundation helped guide Ronald Reagan's transition in 1981 has a single outside group held so much sway."

The center is funded by billionaire George Soros. Its board includes Van Jones, Obama's former "green jobs" czar, who resigned in September 2009 after it was exposed he founded a communist revolutionary organization.

Heather Podesta and her husband this past July topped the FEC's lobbyist bundler database, raising more money in the six months prior than any other lobbyist by far. Their fund raising was largely for Democrats.

According to White House visitor logs, Heather Podesta visited the White House eight times in Obama's first six months alone.

Brookfield, meanwhile, is a Toronto, Ontario-based asset management company that manages a global portfolio of assets valued at over $120 billion. The firm's assets include not only renewable power generation but also real estate, including some of Manhattan’s most famous skyline buildings.

Brookfield also happens to own Zuccotti Park, the park where the Occupy Wall Street protesters are currently holed up. The protesters have reportedly been making a mess of the park, which is named after Brookfield's co-chairman, John Zuccotti.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Brookfield wanted the protesters removed, but Bloomberg's New York Police Department urged the private company to allow the protests to stay in the park.


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If the OWS was at all serious, they would be protesting Obama and not Wall Street.
 

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Half that will come back to the DNC as a political donation. That's how money laundering works.
 
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If the OWS was at all serious, they would be protesting Obama and not Wall Street.

And "if the OWS was at all informed" , they would be protesting Obama and not Wall Street. However they are out of work and won't work for minimum wage...lol.
 

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More cronyism from Obama, and his connections to the Wall Street protesters




The sister-in-law of John Podesta, President Obama's influential White House transition director, served as the lobbyist for a wind power firm that was just awarded a $135.8 million loan guarantee from the Department of Energy.

The company is Brookfield Asset Management. It boasts a board of nine directors, including New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's long-term girlfriend.

The Energy Department's promise to Brookfield marks the latest in controversial massive alternative energy loans to companies with strong ties to the Obama White House and to top Democrat lawmakers.



Since 2009, Brookfield has been represented by the lobby firm Heather Podesta and Partners, LLC.

Podesta, a top financial bundler for Democrat politicians, is wife of lobbyist and art collector, Tony Podesta, who is the brother of John Podesta.



John Podesta is director of the Center for American Progress, which is reportedly highly influential in helping to craft White House policy.

A Time magazine article profiled the influence of Podesta's Center for American Progress in the formation of the Obama administration, stating that "not since the Heritage Foundation helped guide Ronald Reagan's transition in 1981 has a single outside group held so much sway."

The center is funded by billionaire George Soros. Its board includes Van Jones, Obama's former "green jobs" czar, who resigned in September 2009 after it was exposed he founded a communist revolutionary organization.

Heather Podesta and her husband this past July topped the FEC's lobbyist bundler database, raising more money in the six months prior than any other lobbyist by far. Their fund raising was largely for Democrats.

According to White House visitor logs, Heather Podesta visited the White House eight times in Obama's first six months alone.

Brookfield, meanwhile, is a Toronto, Ontario-based asset management company that manages a global portfolio of assets valued at over $120 billion. The firm's assets include not only renewable power generation but also real estate, including some of Manhattan’s most famous skyline buildings.

Brookfield also happens to own Zuccotti Park, the park where the Occupy Wall Street protesters are currently holed up. The protesters have reportedly been making a mess of the park, which is named after Brookfield's co-chairman, John Zuccotti.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Brookfield wanted the protesters removed, but Bloomberg's New York Police Department urged the private company to allow the protests to stay in the park.


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And this surprises you? It sure doesn't with me....again, "conflict of interest". It's now known as "common practice" with this administration. But the liberals will defend the move to their death for the anoited one.
 

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From Op's post:
"According to White House visitor logs, Heather Podesta visited the White House eight times in Obama's first six months alone. "

Now why doesn't Obama want those visitor's logs public? Let me guess...
 

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The DoJ needs to arrest Obamination and hundreds of traitors when they're booted out of office for high crimes.
 

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I'm sure the MSM will be all over this. Just like Solyndra. (Insert snark mark here)
 

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Half that will come back to the DNC as a political donation. That's how money laundering works.

That's what blows my Mind about what is going on right now. The Liberal Press is Popularizing the OWS Protests, and basically Pimping to get more people to go to them. Claiming Wall Street is ripping us all off. When the truth is the Democrats are the most Prolific Thieves in World History. They have managed to by law steal Hundreds of Billions of Dollars, Launder it, and secure it for their future.

Heads should be rolling. This is a financial Crime with no Equal in History, and the bastards think were stupid Enough to pass Obama's next Heist. Another couple Hundred Billion in spending and loan guarantees he can but votes with.
 
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More cronyism from Obama, and his connections to the Wall Street protesters




The sister-in-law of John Podesta, President Obama's influential White House transition director, served as the lobbyist for a wind power firm that was just awarded a $135.8 million loan guarantee from the Department of Energy.

The company is Brookfield Asset Management. It boasts a board of nine directors, including New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's long-term girlfriend.

The Energy Department's promise to Brookfield marks the latest in controversial massive alternative energy loans to companies with strong ties to the Obama White House and to top Democrat lawmakers.



Since 2009, Brookfield has been represented by the lobby firm Heather Podesta and Partners, LLC.

Podesta, a top financial bundler for Democrat politicians, is wife of lobbyist and art collector, Tony Podesta, who is the brother of John Podesta.



John Podesta is director of the Center for American Progress, which is reportedly highly influential in helping to craft White House policy.

A Time magazine article profiled the influence of Podesta's Center for American Progress in the formation of the Obama administration, stating that "not since the Heritage Foundation helped guide Ronald Reagan's transition in 1981 has a single outside group held so much sway."

The center is funded by billionaire George Soros. Its board includes Van Jones, Obama's former "green jobs" czar, who resigned in September 2009 after it was exposed he founded a communist revolutionary organization.

Heather Podesta and her husband this past July topped the FEC's lobbyist bundler database, raising more money in the six months prior than any other lobbyist by far. Their fund raising was largely for Democrats.

According to White House visitor logs, Heather Podesta visited the White House eight times in Obama's first six months alone.

Brookfield, meanwhile, is a Toronto, Ontario-based asset management company that manages a global portfolio of assets valued at over $120 billion. The firm's assets include not only renewable power generation but also real estate, including some of Manhattan’s most famous skyline buildings.

Brookfield also happens to own Zuccotti Park, the park where the Occupy Wall Street protesters are currently holed up. The protesters have reportedly been making a mess of the park, which is named after Brookfield's co-chairman, John Zuccotti.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Brookfield wanted the protesters removed, but Bloomberg's New York Police Department urged the private company to allow the protests to stay in the park.


Read more: Look whose relative just got $135.8 million energy loan Look whose relative just got $135.8 million energy loan

And this surprises you? It sure doesn't with me....again, "conflict of interest". It's now known as "common practice" with this administration. But the liberals will defend the move to their death for the anoited one.

Nope.. Not a surprise to me, but it's fun to watch the libs defend this stuff.
 

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More cronyism from Obama, and his connections to the Wall Street protesters

Read more: Look whose relative just got $135.8 million energy loan Look whose relative just got $135.8 million energy loan

And this surprises you? It sure doesn't with me....again, "conflict of interest". It's now known as "common practice" with this administration. But the liberals will defend the move to their death for the anoited one.

Nope.. Not a surprise to me, but it's fun to watch the libs defend this stuff.
First, they have to read their talking points at Huff and Puff. They're not allowed to respond to the rough stuff.
 

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If the OWS was at all serious, they would be protesting Obama and not Wall Street.


Problem is, they don't see obama and cronies as part of the 1%. He is one of them ya know.
 

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Half that will come back to the DNC as a political donation. That's how money laundering works.

That's what blows my Mind about what is going on right now. The Liberal Press is Popularizing the OWS Protests, and basically Pimping to get more people to go to them. Claiming Wall Street is ripping us all off. When the truth is the Democrats are the most Prolific Thieves in World History. They have managed to by law steal Hundreds of Billions of Dollars, Launder it, and secure it for their future.

Heads should be rolling. This is a financial Crime with no Equal in History, and the bastards think were stupid Enough to pass Obama's next Heist. Another couple Hundred Billion in spending and loan guarantees he can but votes with.
The last time the Republicans tried to clean up a President, they got their own clocks cleaned by the Randycoots in the next election.

They do their crimes, we lose seats when we try to stop it. Go figure.
 

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Boooosh Abramoff Halliburton

wow, only crickets from the Left
 

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rdean? TDNM? anyone?
 
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Fascinating report. I'd love to hear what the OWS people think of this:

About 200 of the bundlers from 2008 have received various perks including jobs in the administration like ambassadorships, appointments to governmental boards or government contracts, according to an earlier investigation by iWatch News . Several bundlers went from soliciting political contributions to working from within the Energy Department as it showered billions in taxpayer-backed stimulus money on alternative energy firms.

Several Obama bundlers also had hands in wireless company LightSquared, now the focus of Congressional investigations into whether their political connections to the Obama White House secured approval for a controversial product.



Obama campaign reports more than 350 big bundlers, including Solyndra figures | iWatch News
 

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Standard Operating Procedure in the American power politics.

Disgusting, isn't it?
 

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