Whitehouse: The Climate Movement Needs More Corporate Lobbyists

Because politicians getting contributions from fossil fuel companies is bribery but contributions from corporate useful idiots are charitable donations for the betterment of mankind?

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse writes in Harvard Business Review:

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4 thoughts on “Whitehouse: The Climate Movement Needs More Corporate Lobbyists”

  1. Sen. Whitehouse must be quite deluded if he sincerely believes in any kind of ‘bipartisanship’. The two-party system has become so entrenched in American politics that The highest priority of either party is *defeating* the other party in elections – public interest be damned. The best thing for the interests of the American people that could happen to any climate bill would be terminal gridlock.

  2. Never confuse ‘lip service’ with a capital commitment. Corporations are like politicians (and lobbyists), they will say anything and even budget a token amount for good PR, but they are understandably reluctant to commit large investments in anything with no chance of a significant return.

  3. Yeah, I agree. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is letting climate movement people know that Congress wants to be bribed, but do it as a charitable donation that way it’s also tax deductible.

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