Saturday, April 25, 2009

Al Gore lies about profit from global warming scam(video)

Rep. Blackburn quizzed Al Gore about his profit motive for promoting global warming. He claims, "Every penny I have made, I have put into a nonprofit." Also, Al Gore said, "If you believe the reason I have been working on this issue for 30 years is greed, you don't know me." Al Gore has donated the proceeds from the movie and book to a nonprofit, but he has definitely gotten rich off the global warming scam. He has been charging $175,000 for the same canned global warming speech for years and he has extensive investments in companies benefiting from global warming legislation. When Al Gore left office in 2000, he had a net worth of only about two million dollars. He is now estimated to be worth $100 million. Since he has been focused almost exclusively on global warming for the last eight years, it is disingenuous to claim he donated "every penny" to nonprofits. From,
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore left the White House seven years ago with less than $2 million in assets, including a Virginia home and the family farm in Tennessee. Now he's making enough to put $35 million in hedge funds and other private partnerships.

Gore invested the money with Capricorn Investment Group LLC, a Palo Alto, California, firm that selects the private funds for clients and invests in makers of environmentally friendly products, according to a Feb. 1 securities filing. Capricorn was founded by billionaire Jeffrey Skoll, former president of EBay Inc. and an executive producer of Gore's Oscar-winning documentary film on global warming.

Gore To Blackburn: If You Think It's About Greed, "You Don't Know Me" (video via YouTube)


MAS1916 said...

It would be hard to pin the 'greed' lable on AlGore. He wouldn't know how to honestly earn a dollar if his life depended on it.

One suspects he is really after the attention and adoration that brainless lefties heap on him for his incoherent ramblings.

Bluegrass Pundit said...

MAS1916 said...

It would be hard to pin the 'greed' lable on AlGore."

He went from $2 million to $100 million in 8 years. He has figured it out.