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Bill Holter’s Commentary

What’s $737 million between friends?

Pelosi’s Brother-In-Law’s Company Received $737,000,000 From Obama’s Energy Dept As “Loan Guarantee”
February 9, 2019

Opinion| To understand the future we must understand the past.  At least when it comes to what we can expect from corrupt politicians.

To envision the size of the pot of gold that Democrats envision for themselves at the other end of the Green New Deal rainbow we only have to look back to the Obama administration, the $3 Trillion in “stimulus” money, the Green Movement, and how it seemingly  enriched Democrats, their donors, and Nancy Pelosi in particular.

For background we cite a September 2011 article from the Daily Mail:

Even as government financed “green energy” pioneer Solyndra was failing, the Obama administration approved an additional $1 Billion in loans to similar green energy projects.

A whopping 737 million of that money went to the Crescent Dunes project situated in Tonopah, Nevada, to finance a 110-megawatt desert solar power plant.

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Bill Holter’s Commentary

They will say you were duly warned…

IMF Warns Of Global Economic “Storm” As Growth Undershoots
February 10, 2019

Dubai (AFP) – The International Monetary Fund on Sunday warned governments to gear up for a possible economic storm as growth undershoots expectations.

“The bottom-line — we see an economy that is growing more slowly than we had anticipated,” IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde told the World Government Summit in Dubai.

Last month, the IMF lowered its global economic growth forecast for this year from 3.7 percent to 3.5 percent.

Lagarde cited what she called “four clouds” as the main factors undermining the global economy and warned that a “storm” might strike.

The risks include “trade tensions and tariff escalations, financial tightening, uncertainty related to (the) Brexit outcome and spillover impact and an accelerated slowdown of the Chinese economy”, she said.

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