I have previously blogged on the connection between billionaire investor, John Doerr, and his early investment in Treasurer Jack Markell. Mr. Doerr, a card-carrying member of the 1% (if not an initiator of the breed), believes in making money the old-fashion way… He buys it. Of course, Bloom Energy is also a John Doerr funded enterprise.
One Of Fisker’s Largest Financial Investors Was “Politically Connected” California Venture Capital Firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. “The loan to Fisker is part of a $1 billion bet the Energy Department has made in two politically connected California-based electric carmakers producing sporty — and pricey — cutting-edge autos. … One of Fisker’s biggest financial supporters, records show, is the California venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The firm financially supports numerous green-tech firms, records show.” (Matthew Mosk and Brian Ross, “Car Company Gets U.S. Loan, Builds Cars In Finland,” ABC News, 10/20/11)John Doerr, A Partner Of Kleiner Perkins, Which Has Given More Than $1 Million To Candidates, Primarily Democrats, Recently Hosted Obama For A Dinner With High-Tech Executives. “Kleiner Perkins partner John Doerr, a California billionaire who made a fortune investing in Google, hosted President Obama at a February dinner for high-tech executives at his secluded estate south of San Francisco. Doerr and Kleiner Perkins executives have contributed more than $1 million to federal political causes and campaigns over the last two decades, primarily supporting Democrats.” (Matthew Mosk and Brian Ross, “Car Company Gets U.S. Loan, Builds Cars In Finland,” ABC News, 10/20/11)
- Doerr Is A Member Of Obama’s Council On Jobs And Competitiveness. (The White House, Accessed 6/5/12)
Mr. Doerr being a member of the Council On Jobs And Competitiveness is a bit like putting the fox in charge of the chicken coop. He invests in Democrats, and Democrats use taxpayer money to bail out Mr. Doerr’s failed investments. He’s clearly had Governor Markell’s ear which has cost Delaware Taxpayers over $20 million and counting…