RON HART: Putin, Obama, and oligarchy malarkey

Published: Friday, April 25, 2014 at 12:30 PM.

Tom Steyer: Having made money in oil stocks, he’s now trying to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline. Turns out that, with Obama, once you cannot run again, you’re OK with $4-a-gallon gas.

Al Gore: He became rich investing in “green energy” with government-backed deals, like Fisker Automotive, which went bankrupt and was bought by a Chinese conglomerate. Most recently, he sold a cable company he got from the government to Al Jazeera. Gore likes to hug trees, but awkwardly lingers way too long when he does.

Carlos Slim: Uses his Mexican telecom monopolies to help Democrats. He kept the New York Times from going under. They continue to lead the charge on most liberal causes, including hypocritically calling the Koch brothers “oligarchs.” They feed Harry Reid’s Koch habit.

The Koch brothers do not make their money via government cronyism; it’s quite the opposite, since they are targeted by this government. They are the anti-oligarchs. They rank 59th on the list of largest campaign donors, and most of those above them on the list are unions, which funnel political favors in the form of cash back to Democrats.

George Kaiser: He’s a big Obama donor, of Solyndra fame. He defaulted on the $500 million loan taxpayers guaranteed him, then set about putting himself ahead of debt holders. Obama trumpeted solar-panel maker Solyndra “as the future of green energy.” It went bankrupt, so I guess he was right.

The truth is, the business Obama does is green – in that it uses only recycled donors.

Putin is said to be worth $70 billion now. He just got divorced, so that number is now $72 billion. The divorce went well for his wife of 30 years, Lyudmila. Putin keeps his $72 billion and Ukraine , and she is not dead yet. Just imagine how much money Putin would have if he were not a share-the-wealth socialist on a government salary. The same can be said for Al Gore, who is said to have a post-divorce net worth of $300 million.

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