Today, Riley Moore, the State Treasurer of West Virginia again joined The Two Mikes for a talk about his efforts to keep woke companies from using their mad Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) standards to block companies and industries in the state that seek loans to invest in industries the Green morons hate, such as West Virginia’s energy sector.
Mr. Moore now leads an alliance of fifteen state treasurers, eight of which have now divested their state funds from such companies as Blackrock, Morgan Stanley, and J.P. Morgan Chase.
Mr. Moore and several other state treasurers also are preparing bills for their legislatures that would limit the ability of companies like those just named — plus StateStreet and Vanguard — from manipulating proxy voting for corporate directors in order to elect to the board those people who are more amenable to wokeism and ESG.
He also warned that the champions of ESG are also working to create a back-door national gun registry — perhaps at the behest of the federal authorities? — by tracking credit cards to identify everyone who purchases arms or ammunition for personal use, which is of course perfectly legal under the exquisitely clear and definitive 2nd Amendment.
In West Virginia, Mr. Moore said that because of the Republican party’s efforts both the state income tax and annual state car tax are now on the “glide path” to extinction.
Finally, Mr. Moore let us know that he will be leaving his current post in the coming months to run for a Republican seat in the congress in 2024. He will be running in West Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District in the northern part of the state (see, https://mooreforWV.com).
He said that, if he wins, he hopes to pursue issues that he has worked on at the state-level, as well as to assist the Congress to demolish the Department of Education and return education policy to the state where it has always properly belonged.