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Solar firm backs out of Ohio project | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 38 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jul 4, 2011, titled Solar firm backs out of Ohio project | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Officials in the Richland County city of Ontario were stunned on Friday when Calisolar, a California-based maker of solar products, told them it will not be opening a plant in Ohio.

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AgainstGambling

Columbus, OH

#21 Jul 4, 2011
Perfect example of how capitalism is failing America.
PBR Street Gang

Columbus, OH

#22 Jul 4, 2011
*sses that whine up the Back Room need to get rational FAST. Start with the numbers of Money. I got out of High School in 1975 ( yes i escaped )THE Balance of Trade ( imports to exports )rarely were in the USA favor. Cheap excuse SOLAR , cheap bankrupt like WENTECH early 1980's.Polictals lies all over. Good luck and blessing for a 1920's and 30's rerun...
the truth

Streetsboro, OH

#23 Jul 4, 2011
AgainstGambling wrote:
Perfect example of how capitalism is failing America.
Like Spain and Greece your green marxist states, the only reason it is failing is do to a kenyan muslim marxist named Obama big ears bin laden and his soros sock puppets like you. 2010 and 2012 change for hope no more of the man child and you losers.
Mayberry Resident

Fremont, OH

#24 Jul 4, 2011
This is Obama's fault or Sherrod Brown's fault or John Kasich's fault. Looks like it was the no good greedy Democrats or oops the no good greedy Republicans that did this. Or it could be the unions or the community or the weather or etc.

Here is what i think. The company was either playing Ohio against another state or the strings attached to the money from the feds or the state were to restrictive for the company.

This company was not going to make solar panels, but solar silicon wafers that go into solar panels. They either could not get enough contracts for production or their costs were to high.

It will be interesting to see if they do this somewhere else or if they just contract out thier technology to China or somewhere else.
Maybe

Pickerington, OH

#25 Jul 4, 2011
Maybe Kasich made them an offer that they refused.
I go with

Pickerington, OH

#26 Jul 4, 2011
Mayberry Resident wrote:
This is Obama's fault or Sherrod Brown's fault or John Kasich's fault. Looks like it was the no good greedy Democrats or oops the no good greedy Republicans that did this. Or it could be the unions or the community or the weather or etc.
Here is what i think. The company was either playing Ohio against another state or the strings attached to the money from the feds or the state were to restrictive for the company.
This company was not going to make solar panels, but solar silicon wafers that go into solar panels. They either could not get enough contracts for production or their costs were to high.
It will be interesting to see if they do this somewhere else or if they just contract out thier technology to China or somewhere else.
The strings attached to the money from the state were to restrictive. I think Kasich wanted a bigger piece of the pie then they where willing go give.
Agree

Somerset, OH

#27 Jul 4, 2011
Let me think...work with Kasich and his ever changing, lunatic, left-field way of dealing with people and business...or focus on interests otside Ohio for the next 3+ years

Seems like they made the right decision!
Almost all of Ohio would love to have the choice and not deal with Kasich!
Kennesaw71

United States

#28 Jul 5, 2011
Agree wrote:
Let me think...work with Kasich and his ever changing, lunatic, left-field way of dealing with people and business...or focus on interests otside Ohio for the next 3+ years
Seems like they made the right decision!
Almost all of Ohio would love to have the choice and not deal with Kasich!
I'm sure the fifth worst business climate created by union friendly Ohio leaders over the past 50 years had nothing at all to do with it.
Right

Thornville, OH

#29 Jul 5, 2011
Kennesaw71 wrote:
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I'm sure the fifth worst business climate created by union friendly Ohio leaders over the past 50 years had nothing at all to do with it.
And I'm sure for enough campaign contributions and kick-backs Kasich will sweeten the pot enough that they will re-consider and ultimately it will be a terrible deal for the middle class.....that we can count on!!

Since: Mar 11

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#30 Jul 5, 2011
James Burkes wrote:
I heard Obama the other day saying the "green" jobs and the "green" economy were going to save us. So much for that noise. Wha hoppen, couldn't pull the load? No demand? No market? Well, like the old saying goes, I told you so.
So, how's that hopey-changey stuff workin' out, Ohio? No jobs coming in? Just hopenchange.
The Hopeium supply is dwindling. Obama has to horde his stash of Hopeium for next year, so NO HOPEIUM FOR YOU (Ohio)!
Kennesaw71

United States

#31 Jul 5, 2011
Right wrote:
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And I'm sure for enough campaign contributions and kick-backs Kasich will sweeten the pot enough that they will re-consider and ultimately it will be a terrible deal for the middle class.....that we can count on!!
Kick backs?? You mean like how obamas kick backs in the stimulus made each job created by that bloated goat cost 278k each? Those kind of kick backs?
Afterheart

United States

#33 Jul 8, 2011
The real reason Calisolar pulled out was that Obama reqired the company to give hiring preference to former GM union workers who had proven to be lazy in the past. Unions have driven many a job out of the Mansfield/Ontario, Ohio area.
Afterheart

United States

#34 Jul 8, 2011
AgainstGambling wrote:
Perfect example of how capitalism is failing America.
Capitalism is not failing America, our Socialist leaders are. What we are seeing is the result of socialism, the antithesis of capitalism. Obama decided that GM should be bailed out by taxpayers rather than be allowed to fail. GM was producing junk cars built by lazy Union types more concerned about their lucrative benefits than the product coming off the assembly line. Consumers typically are unwilling to buy high ticket items such as cars that have a proven record of being defective. GM and its workers created their own bad image. An image that still is correct in my opinion. Rather than let GM go bankrupt and forego paying union pensions and dues (read Democrat Party kickbacks), Obama bailed out a failing enterprise. Under capitalism, the company should have been allowed to go under and ultimately be bought by another company that could run it profitably. Also under capitalism the new purchasing company would be able to renegotiate wages and benefits extended to its workers. They would be allowed to prevent unions from taking over through extortion and blackmail. Of course, this would have a serious impact on said Democrat kickbacks. Therefore, the Socialist/Marxist Obama administration decided to take 50+ billion of taxpayer funds and bailout the company. The Government equity stake (stock) in GM has deteriorated so much that taxpayers will lose over 1/2 of their investment. This is the Socialism of the Democrat party that the economically illiterate support. This is why the factory now stands empty and given that the Obama admin wants union laborers to be hired by the solar company, the company has backed out of the deal.
hmmmmm

Canal Winchester, OH

#35 Jul 8, 2011
Afterheart wrote:
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Capitalism is not failing America, our Socialist leaders are. What we are seeing is the result of socialism, the antithesis of capitalism. Obama decided that GM should be bailed out by taxpayers rather than be allowed to fail. GM was producing junk cars built by lazy Union types more concerned about their lucrative benefits than the product coming off the assembly line. Consumers typically are unwilling to buy high ticket items such as cars that have a proven record of being defective. GM and its workers created their own bad image. An image that still is correct in my opinion. Rather than let GM go bankrupt and forego paying union pensions and dues (read Democrat Party kickbacks), Obama bailed out a failing enterprise. Under capitalism, the company should have been allowed to go under and ultimately be bought by another company that could run it profitably. Also under capitalism the new purchasing company would be able to renegotiate wages and benefits extended to its workers. They would be allowed to prevent unions from taking over through extortion and blackmail. Of course, this would have a serious impact on said Democrat kickbacks. Therefore, the Socialist/Marxist Obama administration decided to take 50+ billion of taxpayer funds and bailout the company. The Government equity stake (stock) in GM has deteriorated so much that taxpayers will lose over 1/2 of their investment. This is the Socialism of the Democrat party that the economically illiterate support. This is why the factory now stands empty and given that the Obama admin wants union laborers to be hired by the solar company, the company has backed out of the deal.
Well said!(Although I haven't verified the part about Obama administration requiring union hiring. But, based on past henchmen-esque dealings, it's probably correct.)
Kennesaw71

United States

#36 Jul 8, 2011
Way to go Ohio.........
WTF Powell Ohio

West Portsmouth, OH

#37 Jul 17, 2011
When I read the diatribe of blogs on the loss of Calisolar, in Ohio, it just plain hurts. It hurts to see the magnitude of desperate and false comments - largely attributable to ignorant political views and a lack of critical thinking. Mansfield and State of Ohio officials offered substantial incentives to woo Calisolar to Ohio... it wasn't enough. To blame democrats for losing this job opportunity when Ohio's government is dominated by Republicans, is just plain stupid. If we are going to be a great nation again, we need to realize our best bet is through education, applied critical reasoning, and digging for the truth! Perception is not reality! Just ask the bug that landed on your windshield. Instead, we blindly follow the infotainment news of Fox, CNN, MSNBC - all of which tend to report half truths slanted toward a political agenda. If we want to slide into a third world nation status then just keep on believing “trickle down economics” works in a global economy.
Kennesaw71

United States

#38 Jul 18, 2011
Trickle up poverty is working out so well it sends shivers up my leg.......

Solar and wind power is complete and utter douchebaggery. Not because I own stock in coal either. Hydro power is the only clean energy source worth experimenting in with the billions being squandered on wind and solar.
reality check

Pickerington, OH

#39 Jul 18, 2011
WTF Powell Ohio wrote:
When I read the diatribe of blogs on the loss of Calisolar, in Ohio, it just plain hurts. It hurts to see the magnitude of desperate and false comments - largely attributable to ignorant political views and a lack of critical thinking. Mansfield and State of Ohio officials offered substantial incentives to woo Calisolar to Ohio... it wasn't enough. To blame democrats for losing this job opportunity when Ohio's government is dominated by Republicans, is just plain stupid. If we are going to be a great nation again, we need to realize our best bet is through education, applied critical reasoning, and digging for the truth! Perception is not reality! Just ask the bug that landed on your windshield. Instead, we blindly follow the infotainment news of Fox, CNN, MSNBC - all of which tend to report half truths slanted toward a political agenda. If we want to slide into a third world nation status then just keep on believing “trickle down economics” works in a global economy.
sherrod brown a DEMOCRAT clearly put his face on this project, so blaming him for its failure (since he wanted the political gain when it was a go) is entirely reasonable you biased liberal. You are the only "plain stupid" one for not recognizing that fact.

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