New Fueling US Forward Video Warns Of Danger From EV Subsidies

Fueling US Forward is a front group for the Koch Brothers. Its mission is to promote the use of fossil fuels so its masters can get even wealthier and continue their quest to buy the entire US government.

Fueling US Forward

A few weeks ago, it released a video that does a hatchet job on electric cars, suggesting that they pollute the environment far more than conventional cars could ever do. It went on to claim EVs  endanger the health of poor black children in Africa who are forced to eke out a subsistence living by digging cobalt from the ground with their hands.

Now it is back with Round Two in its campaign of lies and deception. This time, the video tries to create class warfare by suggesting that government subsidies for electric vehicles are a giveaway to rich people that leaves middle class and poor Americans holding the bag.

Could two of the wealthiest people in the world be any more two faced in their quest for more money? The direct and indirect subsidies provided by governments worldwide to the fossil fuel industry amount to more than $5 trillion dollars a year, according to the International Monetary Fund. That’s more than $10 million per minute.

That’s perfectly OK with Charles and David Koch, though, because greed is good. Gordon  Gecko said so. But let someone get a $7,500 tax credit for purchasing an electric car and it’s “The sky is falling, we must run and tell the king!” time for the Kochs. Mustn’t let anyone else get a piece of our pie. We want it all for ourselves.

When you watch this video, jot down a list of the lies you find and share them with us in the comments section. Then keep that list in mind when the next election rolls around. Because the same people who caused this video to be created own the majority of Republicans in Congress, virtually all of the #FakePresident’s cabinet, and good chunk of the judiciary. Not to mention the majority of governors in the US.

Their greed knows no limitations, no boundaries, and no restraints. The only thing that can restrain them is the power of the ballot box. The party line from Koch Industries and the dozens of fake institutes they fund is that government should not pick winners and losers in business. Yet government has conspired with them to help them amass their nearly limitless wealth, a fact they hope you will conveniently overlook.

 

Steve Hanley

Closely following the transition from internal combustion to electricity. Whether it's cars, trucks, ships, or airplanes, sustainability is the key. Please follow me on Google + and Twitter.