Obama Official Goes to Work for George Soros (Openly)

Ed Lasky, The American Thinker

Yesterday, I blogged that Cathy Zoi, acting undersecretary of Energy at the Department of Energy, was leaving office to go to work for private industry. The New York Times article that mentioned the transition failed to note where exactly she would be working.

Timothy Carney at the Washington Examiner found out today. The answer is George Soros.

George Soros — whom we’re always told is not serving his own economic interests at all by promoting liberal politicians and big-government policies — is launching a new investment fund, that plans to profit off of the “green energy” boom, which is entirely dependent on government subsidies.

As the press release puts it, this fund will “leverage technology and business model innovation to improve energy efficiency, reduce waste and emissions, harness renewable energy, and more efficiently use natural resources, among other applications.” As Soros puts it in the same release: “Developing alternative sources of energy and achieving greater energy efficiency is both a significant global investment opportunity and an environmental imperative.” Cadie Thompson at CNBC’s NetNet flagged this.

So, yeah. The big-government policies advanced by the liberal outfits he funds — like Center for American Progress — will enrich the companies in which Soros is investing.

But this story gets better.

The press release casually mentions whom Soros is hiring to run this new fund: Cathy Zoi. As Cadie Thompson at CNBC’s NetNet (edited by my brother John Carney), puts it,

Zoi was Barack Obama’s “Acting Under Secretary for Energy and Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.” An Al Gore acolyte, Zoi was Obama’s point-woman on subsidizing green tech. Now she’s going to work for George Soros to profit off of subsidized green tech.

As I pointed out in my blog yesterday, Zoi has had a checkered career during which she appeared to take actions in her official capacity that benefited her and her husband’s investments in “green energy.” For example, Serious Materials, a “green buildings material” company benefited from federal stimulus dollars. But as I noted in my blog the extent of what appears to be crony capitalism extended beyond that instance….

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  1. The longer we have this figurehead ni office the more we are hearing about soros. In an interview he had last week he blatantly stated he did not understand why the American people would not submit to government rule and actually wanted their independence and responsibility for themselves. He really said that. We must be his last frontier, I hope we become his waterloo.

  2. Isn't it amazing how the teleprompter boy has stacked his administration with these snakes? Can you imagine how many rocks that he had to turn over in order to find them all?


  3. RacerJim says:

    Had the FBI investigated Obama's background as soon as he announced he was running for POTUS it would have put a quick end to Obama's campaign for POTUS.

  4. So many people are waking up now…. It does a heart good to know they are on the run with no where to hid. We may have to reap a little darkness before the light shines bright but its coming.. Try not to zero in on what they have already done so far, that can all be changed, zero in on what we have done to stop and expose these evil works.. There is light at the end of this tunnel for sure, we have become battle wiped from fatigue being hit over and over on a daily bases so its time to regroup and renew our minds in strength and wisdom.
    Have Hope for God can change anything, Have Faith that God is in control and will deliver our Nation, Fear not we do not hold on to a spirit of fear, Be joyous as God exposes truth, Trust in the Lord for he is in control over all.
    God Bless America and its People

  5. Edwardkoziol says:

    Soros is the new Paul Winchell,Edgar Bergan or the newer ventriliqists and his wooden dummy is Obuma.George talks through Obuma.All you have to do is look what Obuma says and look at what Soros proposes,all the same crap.

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  7. kesroadico says:

    very nice )

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