#FollowFriday: A Tiny Shred Of Politi...

#FollowFriday: A Tiny Shred Of Political Authenticity

There are 12 comments on the National Public Radio story from May 25, 2012, titled #FollowFriday: A Tiny Shred Of Political Authenticity. In it, National Public Radio reports that:

Rep.Thaddeus McCotter, R-Mich., is a regular on Twitter. Here, he plays guitar at a festival on July 2, 2011 in Whitmore Lake, Mich.

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“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#1 May 25, 2012


Obama is the Authentic Piece of Sh*t. "The Real Deal" so to speak! I suggest Flushing it before it stinks up more area.


I have to ask:
Why is Obama such a Bad President and criminal Assassin ?



Why does Obama use his kids as TAX SHELTERS?

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#2 May 25, 2012



Obama sings a decent Al Green. He should quit his day job and save the country.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#3 May 25, 2012
Obama’s public-equity record is the real scandal

By Marc A. Thiessen

Despite a growing backlash from his fellow Democrats, President Obama has doubled down on his attacks on Mitt Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital. But the strategy could backfire in ways Obama did not anticipate. After all, if Romney’s record in private equity is fair game, then so is Obama’s record in public equity — and that record is not pretty.

Since taking office, Obama has invested billions of taxpayer dollars in private businesses, including as part of his stimulus spending bill. Many of those investments have turned out to be unmitigated disasters — leaving in their wake bankruptcies, layoffs, criminal investigations and taxpayers on the hook for billions. Consider just a few examples of Obama’s public equity failures:

1) Raser Technologies. In 2010, the Obama administration gave Raser a $33 million taxpayer-funded grant to build a power plant in Beaver Creek, Utah. According to the Wall Street Journal, after burning through our tax dollars, the company filed for bankruptcy protection in 2012. The plant now has fewer than 10 employees, and Raser owes $1.5 million in back taxes.

2) ECOtality. The Obama administration gave ECOtality $126.2 million in taxpayer money in 2009 for, among other things, the installation of 14,000 electric car chargers in five states. Obama even hosted the company’s president, Don Karner, in the first lady’s box during the 2010 State of the Union address as an example of a stimulus success story. According to ECOtality’s own SEC filings, the company has since incurred more than $45 million in losses and has told the federal government,“We may not achieve or sustain profitability on a quarterly or annual basis in the future.”

Worse, according to CBS News the company is “under investigation for insider trading,”

3) Nevada Geothermal Power (NGP). The Obama administration gave NGP a $98.5 million taxpayer loan guarantee in 2010. The New York Times reported last October that the company is in “financial turmoil” and that “[a]fter a series of technical missteps that are draining Nevada Geothermal’s cash reserves, its own auditor concluded in a filing released last week that there was ‘significant doubt about the company’s ability to continue as a going concern.’ ”

4) First Solar. The Obama administration provided First Solar with more than $3 billion in loan guarantees for power plants in Arizona and California. According to a Bloomberg Businessweek report last week, the company “fell to a record low in Nasdaq Stock Market trading May 4 after reporting $401 million in restructuring costs tied to firing 30 percent of its workforce.”

5) Abound Solar, Inc. The Obama administration gave Abound Solar a $400 million loan guarantee to build photovoltaic panel factories. According to Forbes, in February the company halted production and laid off 180 employees.

6) Beacon Power. The Obama administration gave Beacon — a green-energy storage company — a $43 million loan guarantee. According to CBS News, at the time of the loan,“Standard and Poor’s had confidentially given the project a dismal outlook of ‘CCC-plus.’” In the fall of 2011, Beacon received a delisting notice from Nasdaq and filed for bankruptcy.

7) SunPower got a $1.2 billion loan guarantee from the Obama administration, and as of January, the company owed more than it was worth.

8) Brightsource got a $1.6 billion loan guarantee and posted a string of net losses totaling $177 million.

9) Solyndra — the solar panel manufacturer that received $535 million in taxpayer-funded loan guarantees and went bankrupt, leaving taxpayers on the hook.



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“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#4 May 25, 2012




Obama: The Authentic Criminal President = 1st to Assassinate our Own Citizens without any Due Process.




WHAT FILTH!

Gary

Bellingham, WA

#5 May 25, 2012
The laughing liberal wrote:
Obama sings a decent Al Green. He should quit his day job and save the country.
He's already saved the American automobile industry and thereby American capitalism which was being flushed down the toilet by
economy-destroying conservatism under G.W. Bush.

He's done enough. What more can we ask of him?

Sorry you're so disappointed that the American economy isn't a complete disaster. Losing to a much better man is hard to take, nicht whar?
Tea Party Patriot

Memphis, TN

#6 May 25, 2012
Authenticity and Politics in either party don't mix unless you're drunk already.

Since: Dec 07

Frankston, TX

#7 May 25, 2012
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
He's already saved the American automobile industry and thereby American capitalism which was being flushed down the toilet by
economy-destroying conservatism under G.W. Bush.
He's done enough. What more can we ask of him?
Sorry you're so disappointed that the American economy isn't a complete disaster. Losing to a much better man is hard to take, nicht whar?
GM is NOT the entire auto industy, clown. Ford and the American Toyota plants took no stimulus and are doing better then GM. False claim by the left number 101.

The top economists in the world have proven the social giveaway programs of the left have destroyed Greece, many countries in Europe are crumbling under the weight and caused the American recession. Your blame Bush mantra is dying. Help, we're melting!! Nice of Will Smith to fly his helicopter to the Global Warming Conference. He'll park it next to bit Al's jet. LMAO

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#8 May 25, 2012
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
He's already saved the American automobile industry and thereby American capitalism which was being flushed down the toilet by
economy-destroying conservatism under G.W. Bush.
He's done enough. What more can we ask of him?
Sorry you're so disappointed that the American economy isn't a complete disaster. Losing to a much better man is hard to take, nicht whar?




GM and Chrysler WENT BANKRUPT AFTER OBAMA BAILED THEN OUT!!!!! That's Not saving them dummy!


- OUCH!-



FORD & Toyota DID NOT Take the Bail Out and returned to profitability quickly. Nothing Owed to the Tax Payer.



GM/Chrysler still OWE the Tax Payer for Unpaid Loans.


Obama the Azzhat gave GM a waiver on Paying Taxes too! Where is the Corporate Welfare Outrage?




You LIED!

I hammered you.


Enjoy!

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#9 May 25, 2012
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
He's already saved the American automobile industry



Huh?



Are you an Idiot?




Obama's Corporate Welfare-
Tax Free: GM Hasn’t Paid Federal U.S. Income Tax Since 2009 Bankruptcy



Thanks to a “sweetheart” tax deal worked out between General Motors and government, the Detroit auto manufacturer won’t have to pay $45.4 billion in taxes on future profits, according to recent reports from the Wall Street Journal and CNN Money.

As it turns out, not only did the feds give the failing company billions of taxpayers dollars, all while firing executives and replacing them with government-backed officials, but they also gave what some call “preferential treatment” in the form of tax breaks, according to documents filed with federal regulators.

“The tax benefit stems from so-called tax-loss carry-forwards and other provisions, which allow companies to use losses in prior years and costs related to pensions and other expenses to shield profits from U.S. taxes for up to 20 years,” Randall Smith and Sharon Terlep write in the WSJ.

“In GM’s case, the losses stem from years prior to when GM entered bankruptcy,” the report adds.

Normally, when a goes through major restructuring (especially at the executive level), restrictions are put on certain tax benefits, according to tax analysts.

“GM even warned it expected to lose those tax breaks shortly before filing for Chapter 11 protection,” CNN Money reports.

Therefore, because the feds bailed out GM and took a 61 stake in the company, those tax benefit restrictions should have applied to GM, right?

“Should” is the operative word here.

“The federal government, in a little-noticed ruling last year, decided that companies that received U.S. bailout money under the Troubled Asset Relief Program won’t fall under that rule,” the WSJ reports.




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uIdiotRAcesMAkeW orldPeace

United States

#10 May 25, 2012
The laughing liberal wrote:
Obama: The Authentic Criminal President = 1st to Assassinate our Own Citizens without any Due Process.
WHAT FILTH!
Oobama and Mitt become pResident is no different , they will follow the directive , you get same BS!!

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#12 May 25, 2012
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
He's already saved the American automobile industry and thereby American capitalism which was being flushed down the toilet by
economy-destroying conservatism under G.W. Bush.
He's done enough. What more can we ask of him?
ahahaha, oh, THAT'S priceless!

what more, you ask?????

maybe...to leap a tall building in a single bound? bend steel with his bare hands?
or, just bring you your medication...cuz, gary, you poor stupid schmuck...
you are delusional...

Since: Dec 07

Frankston, TX

#13 May 26, 2012
uIdiotRAcesMAkeWorldPeace wrote:
<quoted text>Oobama and Mitt become pResident is no different , they will follow the directive , you get same BS!!
That's as funny as a fart in the space station!

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