31 May '13, 6pm

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

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 o...

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