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Editorial: My $32,000 Electric Car Lunch with President Obama

If you had something important to say to the President, how much would you spend to get his ear? On June 7, I’ll be eating lunch with President Obama for $32,400. Two dozen other high-dollar donors will be there, but I’ll be the only one in the room who does his own laundry. I’m not wealthy—I’m spending a large percentage of my retirement savings, at age 60, to sit at the table.

Why? Because it’s a deeply troubling time in our country and in our world. Whether you choose to believe it or not, climate change is a greater threat to life on Earth than at any time in modern history. Our economic recovery remains shaky, at best, and millions remain unemployed. Say what you will about dubious fracking practices that may result in more U.S. oil exports, we’ll be treacherously dependent upon hostile nations for much of our petroleum for a long, long time.

But I, and thousands of other Americans, have been practicing solutions to these seemingly intractable problems by driving electric vehicles on renewable energy. I want to tell Obama about the economic benefits of this transition away from oil during his visit to Santa Monica to raise money for the Democratic Party.

As we all know, money drives the political game. Those with a lot of money are given access to politicians, Democrats and Republicans alike, and those of modest means are only heard at the ballot box. Adding to the problem is the use of vast sums of money spent to pollute the democratic process with massive slur campaigns filled with misinformation and outright lies. The truth rarely gets heard.
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