What if I told you that Green Pioneer Barbara Boxer owned stocks in companies that reemed California during our energy crisis?
What if I told you that Green Pioneer Barbara Boxer owned stock in offshore drilling companies?
Read it and weep – It sucks to be Barbara Boxer, because for the first time in her life she is getting held accountable for getting her fingers SLAMMED in the cookie Jar:
Currently, 2.2. million Californians are unemployed; nearly 600,000 jobs have been lost since the passage of the so-called stimulus in February of last year.
However, Barbara Boxer doesn’t want to talk about her three decades of support for job-killing policies and failure to deliver the “help” and “hope” she promised with the taxpayer-funded stimulus. No, today, it appears she will be doing an event focused on off-shore drilling.
This is interesting, because it turns out Boxer invested up to $150,000 of her family’s money in a company called… Diamond Offshore Drilling. This is just one of the many controversial stocks she held before the media called her out on her hypocrisy. Today, her assets are carefully hidden away in a blind trust.
Boxer Put Her Stocks In A Blind Trust After The Media Criticized Her For Investments In Energy Companies, Including Offshore Drilling Companies:
2001, Boxer Put Her Stocks In A Blind Trust After She Received Criticism For Owning Shares In Energy Companies After Accusing Those Same Companies Of Overcharging Californians For Electricity. “Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., put her stocks in a blind trust after catching some bad publicity last year for owning shares in some of the same energy companies she accused of overcharging Californians for electricity.” (Doug Abrahms, “Boxer Sells Stock Of Energy Companies She Criticized, Places Other Shares In Blind Trust,” Gannett News Service, 6/15/02)
Halliburton And Diamond Offshore Drilling Were Included In Boxer’s Stock Portfolio. “Boxer sold off a number of energy stocks — including El Paso Energy Corp., Halliburton Co. and Reliant Resources — over the past year, according to her financial disclosure report for 2001 released Friday.” (Doug Abrahms, “Boxer Sells Stock Of Energy Companies She Criticized, Places Other Shares In Blind Trust,” Gannett News Service, 6/15/02)
In 2000, Boxer And Her Husband Owned Between $15,001 And $50,000 In Diamond Offshore Drilling Stock; She Also Held Between $50,001 And $100,000 In Diamond Offshore Drilling Stock In A Retirement Account. (Sen. Barbara Boxer, U.S. Senate Public Financial Disclosure Report, Filed 5/15/01)