Loan rejection crushes Piketon

The U.S. Department of Energy offered hundreds of new nuclear-site cleanup jobs to southern Ohio workers yesterday, along with a second chance for USEC to win a $2 billion federal loan guarantee for a proposed uranium-enrichment plant in Piketon. Read more
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Robin

Woodbridge, VA

#1 Jul 29, 2009
Whatever happened to keeping promises and being honest to the words one speaks while trying to win the votes of the American workers ( the backbone of America ) I believe our officials have forgotten the real meaning of honesty and the morals behind it.
Dumbocrat in Ohio

Columbus, OH

#2 Jul 29, 2009
Barack Hussein Obama sure is going to provide this country a change alright!! Hope all you who voted for him like this change and support of foreign countries. This will be the demise of the mighty USA.
NoBama

Plain City, OH

#3 Jul 29, 2009
Obama knows what is best for us. Just keep trusting him and believe in him and the messiah will provide for us.

Praise Obama!
James Burkes

Columbus, OH

#4 Jul 29, 2009
So, Obama promised to support the project when he was campaigning, and now that the campaign is over, he won't. In other words, Obama is a liar. This is the truth you have to face.

But, remember it's...

Hopenchange (hope you won't go bankrupt)

Change You Can Believe In (if you believe in going broke)

Yes We Can (go on unemployment)

Well, Ohio, you voted for this clown, now you're stuck with him. You reap what you sow. Live with it, if you can, suckers.
CSA

Greenville, SC

#5 Jul 29, 2009
We have voted Jimmy Carter back into office.
Jay

Columbus, OH

#6 Jul 29, 2009
When are people going to learn that you can't believe anything any candidate promises. Sure they can promise big things, but once in office they soon realize that they need other people to go along with the plan also to get it passed so a majority of their "promises" never come to fruition. Then you have the ones that promise things when they have no intention of actually even trying to make them happen, just saying anything to get votes.
Veteran from Columbus

New York, NY

#7 Jul 29, 2009
Dumbocrat in Ohio wrote:
Barack Hussein Obama sure is going to provide this country a change alright!! Hope all you who voted for him like this change and support of foreign countries. This will be the demise of the mighty USA.
worse than Bush? I so doubt it.
Charles Warner

Columbus, OH

#8 Jul 29, 2009
So Obama lies. What else is new? But, don't worry, he's going to give you all "cleanup" job.

Humbug. Those so-called "cleanup" jobs are a dead end. You literally work yourself out of a job. Where do you go when the "cleanup" is done?

Ohio doesn't need more dead-end jobs. We need good-paying, skilled-labor jobs that will last over the long term. Those would have been provided by the enrichment plant. Temp jobs as a nuclear janitor won't.

Then again, Ohio voted for Obama. You got what you wanted. Are you happy with it so far? How is that Hope And Change working out for you? Doing a lot of "hoping and changing" while on unemployment?
Teddy Brainrot Kennedy

Los Angeles, CA

#9 Jul 29, 2009
He got elected so Odumba has already forgotten about you rubes. Will you never learn? It was a pack of lies just like everytrhing else he has pushed.
Thinker

Reynoldsburg, OH

#10 Jul 29, 2009
How sad, I thought this was a done deal.
Dumbocrat in Ohio

Columbus, OH

#11 Jul 29, 2009
Veteran from Columbus wrote:
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worse than Bush? I so doubt it.
Somehow any criticism of Barack Hussein Obama gets blamed on Bush!! Amazing...thats the only answer Democrats have...it is Bush's fault..own up!
ktrain

United States

#12 Jul 29, 2009
Barack Hussein Obama is a big joke. He didn't do anything while he was a senator from Illinois other than learn how you pull the wool over peoples eye's. It won't be long before nobody will admit they voted for him.
animal control

Centerburg, OH

#13 Jul 29, 2009
Where was Gov. Strickland when we needed him on this ?
Veteran from Columbus

New York, NY

#14 Jul 29, 2009
Dumbocrat in Ohio wrote:
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Somehow any criticism of Barack Hussein Obama gets blamed on Bush!! Amazing...thats the only answer Democrats have...it is Bush's fault..own up!
As a military member, TRUST me when I say I am....it really doesnt matter who is in office, society or should I say NON voters will always have something negative to say...It could have been a BLUE man that was neither rep or demo...and idiots like you will still come out of the wood works.....get over it!
Dumbocrat in Ohio

Columbus, OH

#15 Jul 29, 2009
Veteran from Columbus wrote:
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As a military member, TRUST me when I say I am....it really doesnt matter who is in office, society or should I say NON voters will always have something negative to say...It could have been a BLUE man that was neither rep or demo...and idiots like you will still come out of the wood works.....get over it!
So you being a VETERAN should good and well know the importance of supporting OUR country and should quit bringing Bush up when the Obama Administration decides they want to support the French Govt. You did see how much the French have helped our military right?

Believe me if the Bush Administration made this decision the criticism would be the same....the fact is that it wasn't so OWN UP!
shut up

Westerville, OH

#16 Jul 29, 2009
Let's keep blaming Obama the messiah as NoBama keeps saying, after all out economy has only been in the crapper for better then two years and he has been in office for 7 months. What about all the stinking politicans that came before him. Out of sight out of mind.
Charles Warner

Columbus, OH

#17 Jul 29, 2009
shut up wrote:
Let's keep blaming Obama the messiah as NoBama keeps saying, after all out economy has only been in the crapper for better then two years and he has been in office for 7 months. What about all the stinking politicans that came before him. Out of sight out of mind.
Nah, that dog won't hunt. Dems blamed Bush from Day One for everything that was supposedly bad, from the economy to the fact that their crap stunk. Well, now that Your Messiah is in office, turnabout is fair play. You're going to have to eat the same crap sandwich you forced us to take a bite of the previous eight years. If you can blame Bush for everything, then Obombah gets the same blame, starting at noon on Jan. 20th of this year. Deal with it, suckers. You wanted this bum, now you got him. Obama lied through his teeth on this Piketon deal, and I'm not about to let you spin it away blaming Bush just to save Your (False) Messiah.
Tomorrow

Waverly, OH

#18 Jul 29, 2009
Dear Mrs.:

Thank you for getting in touch with my office.

I appreciate your question about whether I read every word of bills that come before me. While I study every major section of a bill, I do not read every word. Because members of Congress have a responsibility to meet with constituents, travel in the state, and work on emerging issues affecting Ohioans and the nation as a whole, we rely on staff members to assist us in poring through legislation. I am fortunate to have an excellent staff to assist me.

Thank you again for sharing your concerns with me.

Sincerely,

Sherrod Brown
United States Senator
Tomorrow

Waverly, OH

#19 Jul 29, 2009
Brown need to go. Proof he is not reading all these bills that they are passing.
So if he admits to not reading them, none of them are.
Vote them out.
Facetious Jones

Columbus, OH

#20 Jul 29, 2009
There is more here than meets the eye. Unfortunately, most folks in this great country of ours aren’t as up to speed on this topic as we in the industry would like. The decision to abandon USEC at this critical juncture is horrific. Most people see this as a loss of jobs, broken promises and a general state of devastation to a small community in Ohio. While all these things are true, there is a much bigger picture to this. Consider the facts, The United States Department of Energy has consciously decided to place our country in a position of total failure with regard to Energy independence; In doing so, they have also placed National Security at exceedingly great risk from which there is zero chance for recovery. Bold statement to be sure but nonetheless very true. This issue needs brought to light in the National media, otherwise our nation is in serious jeopardy. People must be made aware of this and stop it.

Consider; thousands of high paying technical jobs are done away with when the mechanism to retain them (and add additional similar “shovel ready” jobs) is right in front of us for the taking.

The President of the United States while campaigning, firmly and unequivocally stated his full support for this project and after getting the votes he wanted for his promise has turned his back on his word, his people and his country.

Piketon, Ohio is a quiet out of the way town that has in one way shape or form seen to heart of this country’s needs since the beginning of the atomic age. It is now destined for clean-up and more than likely removal from the map.

These heinous acts should not be accepted by the people of this country! Why are we here?

We are here not because the economy dictates it, not because the industry is no longer needed, not because you or I are haven’t a choice in the matter and it was CERTAINLY not because of technical or financial preparedness on the part of USEC. I have 3 independent documents stating exactly the opposite from folks more qualified to make this determination than some bureaucrat making decisions based on how he or she will personally benefit from those decisions--regardless of who or what is at stake. We are here because a group of people who claim to be Americans are nothing more than common politicians. A certainty—The decision to say no to USEC did not have the best interest of this country in mind when it was made. To determine the reasoning for this horrible, horrible choice, one need look no further than the politician who gets the richest or gains more political clout as a result.

Finally, I don’t care what political party you choose to affiliate with and I don’t care whether or not you are pro or Anti nuclear. What I care about is my country and the ability of those I love to have a life comparable to the one I’ve had so far. Being at the mercy of foreign powers is not going to get that done any more than the belief that wind and solar is the answer. The DOE has seen to that with full backing of the president. I urge anyone reading this to elevate the facts stated here to the national media if you have the means. Unfortunately, I do not.

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