Attack on Trump hides sins: Romney, Obama and Goldman Sachs played shell games with $2.43 billion in solar energy deals while hiding Romney's interests
(Mar. 07, 2016)—Mitt Romney just called Donald Trump a fraud and a phony. The accusations rang hollow given his enthusiastic previous acceptance of Trump's support for his failed 2012 presidential bid. With friends like Mitt, who needs enemies? Mitt's speech and actions didn't fit his squeaky clean persona. This triggered AFI researchers to dig into Romney's finances for clues to who was pulling his strings. It didn't take long to discover the puppet masters.Bookmark: #voices
Mitt Romney’s 2011 tax return contained a lone reference to “LEASE PAYMENT FROM AGUA CALIENTE, LLC___ $100.” It is buried on page 66 of 204 pages. (You read correctly, it is a one hundred dollar disclosure.) "Agua Caliente" is Spanish for "hot water."
In his 2012 presidential debates with Barack Obama, Mitt Romney decried the “$90 billion” that Obama handed out with a large chunk going to “solar and wind” energy companies that were either faltering or bankrupt. The “$90 billion” appears to have been inflated, but that is beside the point. It was tens of billions of dollars.
Romney: "Agua Caliente, LLC"
However, Romney hid his financial interest in a spinoff of First Solar, Inc. named AGUA CALIENTE, LLC.
In a spate of dubious transactions in late 2011 (see timeline below), Romney leased something to AGUA CALIENTE, LLC. It was so important that it deserved IRS disclosure. He provided no explanation, so how could the IRS assess it? It appears it was a CYA disclosure so that he could not be accused of totally hiding it—a favorite trick of the unscrupulous.
Romney's “$100 lease” shell game
On Aug. 05, 2011, AUGA CALIENTE was acquired by NRG Energy from First Solar. Goldman Sachs owned 5.9% of First Solar.
In Aug. 2011, AGUA CALIENTE received $967 million in Obama energy stimulus.
On Sep. 11, 2011, First Solar was loaned $1.46 billion by Goldman Sachs and Citigroup.
On Oct. 10, 2011, NRG Energy formed NRG Solar Sonora in Delaware.
On Nov. 03, 2011, NRG Solar Sonora formed NRG Solar in Arizona.
Mitt Romney disclosed a 2011 AUGA CALIENTE lease. See Fig. 2.
The U.S. Department of Energy lists AGUA CALIENTE is owned by NRG Solar, the company formed on Nov. 03, 2011.
Therefore, Romney’s lease could not have occurred in Arizona until after the Nov. 03, 2011 incorporation of NRG Solar in Arizona.
Romney hid energy stimulus involvement while criticizing it
In misdirection we have come to expect from the Washington Cartel, Mitt Romney played it well. He led the American people to believe he was against the Obama energy stimulus while he was secretly invested in it.
Further, he clearly supported Goldman Sachs’ efforts to fund First Solar, NRG Energy, and thus AGUA CALIENTE. His 2011 financial disclosure reveals that he holds up to $25.1 million in Goldman Sachs funds.
Crony Capitalists: Left, Right and Center
Mitt Romney, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are very evidently members of the same Crony Capitalist Club. Also evident is the fact that these scoundrels direct the “establishments” of both parties. In this small world, backroom deals are their bread and butter.
The U.S. Constitution is merely a speed bump.
Given the theft of global Internet infrastructure currently at play via the theft of Leader Technologies’ social networking invention, it appears the Constitution’s days of separation of powers, mutual accountability and fairness as institutional norms are numbered.
What can you do?
Resist in any way you can. Start stepping away from the cliff’s edge. Get your feet planted on firm moral ground. Americans have allowed themselves and the Constitution to be compromised. That acquiescence must stop. Knowledge is power. [NOTE: For example, stop using Facebook and comparable social platforms. Stop backing corrupt politicians. Vote for people who may start cleaning up our corrupt government . . . ]
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