Is big business using its alliance with LGBT to get what it wants?
LGBT lobbyists like to pretend they are an oppressed and powerless group when they are anything but. They enjoy an unprecedented degree of raw power and occupy a position of almost religious authority. They are not unlike the priests of old, for much of the ideology that surrounds the movement is based on faith more than empirical evidence. Theology, rather than ideology? In either case, it is mighty powerful.
The energy utility operator PSEG – which functions along the lines of a government sanctioned monopoly – is underwriting the new LGBT curriculum being forced down the throats of New Jersey’s school districts. This unfunded mandate – imposed concurrently with massive cuts in education to many local school districts – is being funded by PSEG through a grant to the LGBT lobbying group Garden State Equality.
So it should come as no surprise that when PSEG wanted help getting $900 million in state subsidies to underwrite its aging nuclear reactors, it had plenty of support from its allies. Lobbyists went to work putting in a word for the corporate giant who helps subsidize them.
The Sierra Club called it “the biggest corporate subsidy in state history.” The Director of Environment New Jersey said: “This vote wasn’t about nuclear power, global warming or air pollution — it was about money, power politics and who wields influence in Trenton.” Of course it is.
New Jersey Spotlight wrote: “The outcome once again demonstrates the enormous influence wielded by the state’s largest energy conglomerate, first by muscling a controversial nuclear-subsidy bill through the Legislature last year. It then convinced a clearly reluctant BPU to approve the subsidies — even though its own staff found the company had failed to meet the financial threshold to qualify for the incentives.”
“For the typical residential customer, the decision will increase their annual bill by $41. The cost will be much higher for businesses. (BPU Commissioner BOB) Gordon mentioned being told by a paper company that it would cost it an additional $2 million a year, possibly forcing its closure.”
ProPublica reported: “While the subsidies will go to PSEG, the surcharge financing the subsidies will be collected from every electric utility customer in the state, regardless of where they purchase their energy. Some customers can absorb the extra fee on their bills, said Ken Lindhorst, chief utility advocate for AARP New Jersey, but for some elderly residents whose income is low, it can lead to difficult choices.”
So is Tucker Carlson correct in arguing that “woke capitalism” is now a bigger threat to taxpayers than government?
Tucker Carlson argues that the biggest threat to individual liberty, conscience, and the family in America today comes not from government, but from the private sector, and explores the fundamental intolerance at the heart of "woke capitalism." Later, he praises Elizabeth Warren’s book, The Two Income Trap, as the most important book on policy that he’s read and a must for every serious reformer.
Has big business – in the form of woke crony capitalism – become the enemy of traditional Americans values? If so, what does this mean for the Republican Party, the traditional defender of all things business? Carlson’s talk is worth listening to…