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US green fleet upstarts make conventional Washington moves

There are 25 comments on the Reuters story from Jul 22, 2012, titled US green fleet upstarts make conventional Washington moves. In it, Reuters reports that:

Two companies involved on the ground level of an expensive Pentagon effort to embrace biofuels have used familiar strategies in building their profiles in Washington, using hefty campaign contributions and aggressive lobbying to secure support.

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“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Memphis, TN

#1 Jul 22, 2012


Nothing like having the dumbest totus ever forcing the Military to blow Billions on Obama's Cronies at Solyndra.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Memphis, TN

#2 Jul 22, 2012

Obama green jobs program faces further investigation

By Gregory Korte,
USA TODAY
Updated 1/31/2012


WASHINGTON – House Republicans are expanding their probe into the Obama administration's energy programs, investigating $500 million in green job training grants that reached just 10% of its job-placement goal, according to a government report.

The program's goal was to train 124,893 people and put 79,854 in jobs. But 17 months later, 52,762 were trained and 8,035, or roughly 1 in 10, had jobs.

Those numbers come from an audit by the Department of Labor's inspector general, which recommended that the administration end the program and return unspent money.

President Obama has made green jobs a cornerstone of his economic agenda. In his first 2012 campaign ad this month, he said clean energy industries created 2.7 million jobs and were "expanding rapidly." But Republicans have pounced on failures, such as the bankruptcy of Solyndra, a solar panel maker backed with a Department of Energy loan guarantee.

Citing what he calls "abysmal results" in the job training program, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., is demanding answers about how the Department of Labor awarded the grants, which were funded out of the 2009 stimulus bill.


http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/story...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Memphis, TN

#3 Jul 22, 2012
Obama's green-jobs agenda wastes taxpayer dollars, while programs that help our community suffer.


Posted: March 19, 2012

Despite blaming Bush for two years, and constant moans about uncooperative Republicans along the way, President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats cannot be accused of not being successful in implementing major portions of their agenda since 2009. Never mind that this "success" has resulted in our nation drowning in debt ($15.5 trillion and counting).

In early 2009 the then-Democrat-controlled Congress passed, and Obama signed into law, an $800 billion jobs stimulus package that did very little to jump-start the country's main economic engine, the private sector. While private-sector employers continued to hemorrhage jobs, most of that $800 billion was spent to ensure that government-sector jobs were spared the ax. Consistent with that effort, the president's budgetary manipulation of the tax code in order to socially engineer the move toward a big-government green agenda also came into sharp focus.

The idea of obtaining a natural gas or electric vehicle through a "tax incentive" at a car dealership is just a small part of the Obama green agenda.

The genesis of Obama's green agenda can perhaps be traced to Oct. 27, 2009, when Vice President Joe Biden announced that Fisker Automotive would produce plug-in hybrid electric vehicles in Wilmington, Del. Since that time, taxpayers have provided $529 million in federal loan guarantees to the firm. No vehicles were ever made in the United States, and the staff was laid off in February. Yet the company is going back to the Department of Energy for more help.

In January 2011 Biden was at it again when he visited the Ener1 plant in Greenfield, Ind., to praise its plan to manufacture batteries for electric cars. "We're going to reshape how Americans drive," Biden proclaimed. Again, taxpayers were put on the hook for $118.5 million. Yet no batteries were produced, and this year Ener1 filed for federal bankruptcy protection.

But the most infamous of the stimulus boondoggles was the $535 million taxpayer-guaranteed loan the White House secured for the green-jobs company Solyndra. Today Solyndra lies bankrupt and under investigation by the FBI.


Idiot Obama strikes again!


http://www.theroot.com/views/obama-must-stop-...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Memphis, TN

#4 Jul 22, 2012


Obama FAIL



In a rush to legitimate green jobs and to promote the president's pet alternative-energy firms, the administration has not only wasted the opportunity to create blue-collar jobs but also wasted a lot of money.

As was recently noted by the Cato Institute's Jerry Taylor, "the 'green jobs' argument most commonly marshaled is thus looking thinner by the day. Data recently released by the U.S. Department of Energy reveal that the $38.6 billion of federally guaranteed loans to green-energy projects have thus far produced only 3,545 new, permanent jobs.

THAT'S $5 million per job!

Far short of the 65,000 jobs promised by the "Obama administration."

http://www.theroot.com/views/obama-must-stop-...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Memphis, TN

#5 Jul 22, 2012
Obama: The Idiot Outsourcer in Chief



Even more troubling was a report by the Investigative Reporting Workshop at the American University's School of Communication recently, which noted, "despite all the talk of green jobs, the overwhelming majority of stimulus money spent on wind power has gone to foreign companies. Seventy-nine percent of all green-jobs funding went to companies based overseas."



Obama is the Greatest Evil.


http://www.openmarket.org/2012/01/27/enr1-goe...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Memphis, TN

#6 Jul 22, 2012



Enr1 Goes Belly Up; Yet Another Solyndra

by Hans Bader
January 27, 2012


“After spending $55 million of a $118.5 million grant from” the U.S.“Department of Energy, Ener1, an Indianapolis-based maker of batteries,” has just “declared bankruptcy.”

The White House had enthusiastically touted the company, which gave rise to an embarrassing gaffe by Vice President Biden:

Vice President Biden visited Ener1 one year ago, January 26, 2011...On several occasions, Biden called the company “Enron one” during his visit, invoking a seemingly unintentional but ultimately prescient reference to the collapse of the energy giant Enron. The company was also ranked number 67 in the White House Report: 100 Recovery Projects that are Changing America.

To some, the bankrupt firm is a “candidate in the increasingly competitive race to become the Next Solyndra.” But in reality, several other recipients of green-jobs subsidies under the stimulus package have already gone broke. CBS News had earlier reported that there were 11 Solyndras — that is, financially-troubled recipients of green-jobs subsidies, five of which had already filed for bankruptcy. After the CBS News report, Evergreen Energy, another green-jobs recipient, filed for bankruptcy.

President Obama touted similar green-jobs boondoggles in his 2012 State of the Union address. In his 2010 State of the Union, the president touted Solyndra, which went bankrupt a year later after receiving $535 million from taxpayers. As Rep. Cliff Stearns noted:

Only two days after President Obama highlighted federal investments in high-tech batteries in his State of the Union address, Ener1 joined Solyndra, Beacon Power, Evergreen Solar, SpecrtaWatt, and AES in bankruptcy – all recipients of taxpayer dollars. We have a national debt exceeding $15 trillion, and the Administration is borrowing money from China to waste on subsidies for companies that are not viable.

As The Washington Post noted, energy programs have been “infused with politics at every level” during the Obama administration. It hastily approved subsidies for Solyndra, whose executives are now pleading the 5th Amendment, despite obvious danger signs and warnings about the company’s likely collapse.(Later, federal officials successfully pressured Solyndra to delay its announcement about upcoming layoffs until just after the 2010 election, to avoid embarrassing the Obama administration.)


http://www.openmarket.org/2012/01/27/enr1-goe...
Who

Grand Rapids, MI

#8 Jul 22, 2012
How come liberals are always bitching and moaning about how the military "warmongers" are wasting money to go around and "kill babies and innocents", but now when they're actually using DOUBLE the money to fuel the fleet NOT A PEEP from the lunatics on the left.

I'll tell you why, it's not about the killing of any PEOPLE as they claim; they don't care about humans, they're ONLY concern is the supposed "killing of the planet" which is complete bullshit. The planet has been and will be here long after nutjobs like the liberals are long gone.

Liberalism is at an end.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Memphis, TN

#9 Jul 22, 2012
T4YOU2 wrote:
<quoted text> Ther is not enough time a in a month to list all of oblunders failures and crooked deals This is just another obamination that will cost the taxpayers. hundreds of billions . This is doomed from the beginning.

gas went under $3 here for about 2 days then, as I predicted, it is back up forty cents in 2 weeks The BS about the Iranians be damned , every country on the face of the earth would condemn them if they close the Striate of Hormuz Give the Isralies a green light and Iran could become the worlds biggest Glass ashtray . The great apologist has turned the US into a paper tiger Which is really sad for me to see




Agree.

Everything Obama touches turns to sh*t. Obama's added over $5 TRILLION of Unpatriotic, Irresponsible Debt along with Illegal Wars and Assassination of US Citizens.
HE is the Greatest Evil.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Memphis, TN

#10 Jul 22, 2012


Obama's Green Energy Failures Continue To Abound

Posted 07/03/2012

Industrial Policy: Another stimulus-backed solar panel maker, one the president touted in a weekly radio address, is filing for bankruptcy. The administration's green-energy efforts continue to grow a deeper shade of red.

After receiving some $70 million in federal loans, Abound Solar, a Colorado-based firm that was developing thin-film solar panels, has announced it will follow an earlier Obama administration green energy failure, Solyndra, into bankruptcy.

Like Solyndra, Abound's bankruptcy is a bitter echo of the hype generated by President Obama in his weekly radio address exactly two years ago when he touted his push for a clean energy economy. Abound Solar, he said, would manufacture advanced solar panels at two new plants, creating more than 2,000 construction jobs and 1,500 permanent jobs at plants in Indiana and Colorado.

Abound apparently wasn't even helped by last July's $9.2 million Export-Import Bank loan to support exports of thin-film solar photovoltaic modules to Punj Lloyd Solar Power Ltd., a company in India building a 5-megawatt solar project located on a 62.5-acre site near the village of Bap.

http://news.investors.com/article/617072/2012...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Memphis, TN

#12 Jul 22, 2012

Obama and His Policies are a Failure


Three years ago, when Obama's Department of Energy started approving roughly $16 billion in federal loan guarantees for solar energy companies, the DOE agreed to put taxpayers' money behind startups that were working on ways to make solar panels cheaper. Two, Solyndra and Abound, have now gone belly-up.


In a January report, Sheryl Attkisson of CBS News counted at least 12 clean-energy companies that were having trouble after collectively being approved for more than $6.5 billion in federal assistance. Five had filed for bankruptcy: the junk bond-rated Beacon Power, Evergreen Solar, SpectraWatt, AES subsidiary Eastern Energy and the now-infamous Solyndra. Now we have a sixth — Abound Solar.


http://news.investors.com/article/617072/2012...

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#14 Jul 22, 2012
If science gets in the way of lobbyists or an election advantage, the US military will pay first.
It is wrong, they must be voted out.
Gravediggers

East Berlin, CT

#15 Jul 22, 2012
Another article on anything but the Obama economy.
Kiosk

United States

#16 Jul 22, 2012
The laughing liberal wrote:
Nothing like having the dumbest totus ever forcing the Military to blow Billions on Obama's Cronies at Solyndra.
Now it's Billions.....LOL !!! Will the lies never cease ?? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/02/mitt...
Seth Adams

AOL

#17 Jul 22, 2012
This is such so outrageously expensive that it must be one of the first things to go when sound minded Leaders replace Obama and Pelosi.
This sounds like some nonsense a "calif" variety of a democrat would come up with. They are renowned for ignoring even the most basic common sense arguments which stand in the way of their agenda drive tripe.
Wow. That may be why no State is in worse shape than Bluest of Blue California.
sam

United States

#18 Jul 22, 2012
Seth Adams wrote:
This is such so outrageously expensive that it must be one of the first things to go when sound minded Leaders replace Obama and Pelosi.
This sounds like some nonsense a "calif" variety of a democrat would come up with. They are renowned for ignoring even the most basic common sense arguments which stand in the way of their agenda drive tripe.
Wow. That may be why no State is in worse shape than Bluest of Blue California.
But Arnold had nothing to do with it.......did he.
Seth Adams

AOL

#19 Jul 22, 2012
sam wrote:
<quoted text>But Arnold had nothing to do with it.......did he.
The Unions found out that Arnold was having an affair with his Maid in his own marital bed and had a love child. Very Hollywood. He was putty in their hands after that disgusting revelation. He ran against them and then caved when they threatened to expose him.
Bernard Forand

Lehigh Acres, FL

#20 Jul 23, 2012
Right-wing-nuts troll without any facts. Exposes them for their useless comments of irrational intelligence. Just as I predicted. Observe their blah, blah, your this or that nonsense. Frustrated weak minded people that take out their frustrations through some hate venting B.S. Think we have enough of their ignorance. Especially on a day with another tragedy in Colorado fresh in our senses. Hate, hate, hate. Destructive unproductive, bitter ignorance. Off in the distance a cry--- Tally HO
This leads them to the very forces that would rape them from their jobs and family securities. This by Jove is the material they vote for.
Mitt will Not show his IRS Tax information! Mitt does Not know where his monies are ! Mitt does NOT know how it is invested ! Mitt does Not know when he quit Bain ! Well Americans know what all these KNOTS add up to, and it is Not presidential material.
His party supports outsourcing.
Republican senators “stood firm with Mitt Romney and his 1 percent lobbyist friends” when they successfully filibustered the Bring Jobs Home Act yesterday,[July 19 2012] says AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. The bill would cut taxes for U.S. companies that bring jobs and business operations back to the United States and end tax loopholes that reward companies that ship jobs overseas.
This is what oxymoron’s find appealing.. LOL
Long live the Cronies is their motto.
Bernard Forand

Lehigh Acres, FL

#21 Jul 23, 2012
T4YOU2 wrote:
<quoted text> Ther is not enough time a in a month to list all of oblunders failures and crooked deals This is just another obamination that will cost the taxpayers. hundreds of billions . This is doomed from the beginning.
gas went under $3 here for about 2 days then, as I predicted, it is back up forty cents in 2 weeks The BS about the Iranians be damned , every country on the face of the earth would condemn them if they close the Striate of Hormuz Give the Isralies a green light and Iran could become the worlds biggest Glass ashtray . The great apologist has turned the US into a paper tiger Which is really sad for me to see
Republicans across the USA are offsetting their budget deficits by selling out our democratic infrastructures. Exposing their standard policies of failure. Short term recovery for a long, long, long terms of ever increasing debt. From highways to byways, prisons, municipal parking and so on and so on. Selling to highest bidder. Party First ideology is at best a juvenile immature imperialistic status.
Unnecessary necessities are forced down the consumer tax payer . You now work for living or do you live to work? Another example of right-wing-nuts forcing their strategies for us to purchase unnecessary necessities comes to light time and time again. Tragedies to burst forth here there and every where.

Is it not Arizona that has the most liberal laws on gun control? 18 year olds can purchase weapons in unlimited amounts! Assault rifles?$ 5,000 $10,000,$100,000 worth of weapons that mysteriously appear in the drug cartels.
Arizona could be described as an oxymoron state on gun control, with their anti immigration ideologies. Providing legally purchased weapons to the very forces they oppose. Back to the gun runners of yesteryear selling guns to the Indians.
NRA responsible? Of course not.. Yeah Right!
Facilities for the mentally disturbed near extinction. Jails to be used as substitutes to the mental institutions? Something here is just not logical in our conclusions for the solutions we prescribe to at present.
Thus examples of tragedies will continue to emerge. A sane intelligent solution to prevent these abominations’ is required.
With such abuses we are required to take defensive measures at what cost?
NRA taken to the margins of abusive predatory selling. Ex. Arizona’s liberal gun laws that allow an 18 year old to purchase an unlimited amount of firearms.$5,000,$10,000 $100,000 ? Legal weapons purchases are found in the cartels hands! Mental institutions in USA near extinction. Jail is its substitute. Educating the mentally handicap, to a life of hate and crime. Mix the two and viola, tragedy. Again at what cost? Who is Forced to pay these abominations of the regressive republican Party First destructive policies.?
As is the custom of the rigth-wing-nuts to lie, distort, propaganda, hate, and so on and so on. Let them wallow in their ignorance while you read this little tid bit of facts, Obama has had the slowest growth in spending of any President in the past 60 years: http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/state... Their hero can be found ranting his beliefs. Similar to these trolls here. Sheriff Joe Arpaio says it's an HONOR to be compared to KKK ...
Nov 17, 2007 ... White Supremacist Sheriff Joe Arpaio was on Lou Dobbs 11/12/2007. He
describes his comparison to the Ku Klux Klan as "an honor.
Arizona
http://www.youtube.com/watch ...- Would like to see why they hate democracy... http://youtu.be/2Ux8Q3XC98U Do they lie, hate promoting, propaganda, and so on http://youtu.be/qrdfRAaSWj0 You bets'ya just like these trolls do.
Bernard Forand

Lehigh Acres, FL

#23 Jul 23, 2012
Who wrote:
How come liberals are always bitching and moaning about how the military "warmongers" are wasting money to go around and "kill babies and innocents",
I'll tell you why, it's not about the killing of any PEOPLE as they claim; they don't care about humans, they're ONLY concern is the supposed "killing of the planet" which is complete bullshit. The planet has been and will be here long after nutjobs are long gone.
Liberalism is
Republicans across the USA are offsetting their budget deficits by selling out our democratic infrastructures. Exposing their standard policies of failure. Short term recovery for a long, long, long terms of ever increasing debt. From highways to byways, prisons, municipal parking and so on and so on. Selling to highest bidder. Party First ideology is at best a juvenile immature imperialistic status.
Unnecessary necessities are forced down the consumer tax payer . You now work for living or do you live to work? Another example of right-wing-nuts forcing their strategies for us to purchase unnecessary necessities comes to light time and time again. Tragedies to burst forth here there and every where.

Is it not Arizona that has the most liberal laws on gun control? 18 year olds can purchase weapons in unlimited amounts! Assault rifles?$ 5,000 $10,000,$100,000 worth of weapons that mysteriously appear in the drug cartels.
Arizona could be described as an oxymoron state on gun control, with their anti immigration ideologies. Providing legally purchased weapons to the very forces they oppose. Back to the gun runners of yesteryear selling guns to the Indians.
NRA responsible? Of course not.. Yeah Right!
Facilities for the mentally disturbed near extinction. Jails to be used as substitutes to the mental institutions? Something here is just not logical in our conclusions for the solutions we prescribe to at present.
Thus examples of tragedies will continue to emerge. A sane intelligent solution to prevent these abominations’ is required.
With such abuses we are required to take defensive measures at what cost?
NRA taken to the margins of abusive predatory selling. Ex. Arizona’s liberal gun laws that allow an 18 year old to purchase an unlimited amount of firearms.$5,000,$10,000 $100,000 ? Legal weapons purchases are found in the cartels hands! Mental institutions in USA near extinction. Jail is its substitute. Educating the mentally handicap, to a life of hate and crime. Mix the two and viola, tragedy. Again at what cost? Who is Forced to pay these abominations of the regressive republican Party First destructive policies.?

Now do these trolls lie in wait for the weak and frail to cross the bridge. Then they will slither out to greet you with their lies, hate, propaganda. Observe.. http://youtu.be/qrdfRAaSWj0
Now who do they emulate as their hero? Sheriff Joe Arpaio says it's an HONOR to be compared to KKK ...
Nov 17, 2007 ... White Supremacist Sheriff Joe Arpaio was on Lou Dobbs 11/12/2007. He
describes his comparison to the Ku Klux Klan as "an honor.
Arizona
http://www.youtube.com/watch ...- Now who actually is putting in an effort for the middle class, that these trolls run like cockroaches in the light when he presents them with facts, concerning their cronies love affaire. Obama has had the slowest growth in spending of any President in the past 60 years: http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/state... Trolls will say and destroy anything to have their slithering juices blind you from the facts. Your love ones, heroes and your veterans. I present their Captain America observe his integrity? Is these the kind of lizards you want to follow? http://youtu.be/O2KU02lsfH8

Bernard Forand

Lehigh Acres, FL

#25 Jul 23, 2012
The laughing liberal wrote:
Nothing like having the dumbest totus ever forcing the Military to blow Billions on Obama's Cronies at Solyndra.
Navy expends 5 times the cost for fuel? This is an example of what President Eisenhower warned us about in his farewell speech.“Beware of the Military Industrialist” They know that other nations are producing ethanol for less than $3.00 a gallon. Brazil one example; They started as a third world country a couple of decades ago. Now they are no longer dependent on oil and coal toxic energies. The discovery recently of oil just off their coast is not required by them. They will sell it to the USA for a price. NO Longer a third world country as we slide down with the ignorance of energy policies dictated to us by the regressive party of ours.
That we are the most laggard nation in the world for clean Green energy is of no surprise to the rest of the world. Our regressive oily, coaly toxic “Party First” is to be congratulated for that infamous title. Example; China invest $50 Billion into research and development for Green energy. USA, through much reluctance from our regressive Party First, invest $ 5Billion.
Iceland is another nation that has gained energy independence from their oily polluting energies. While here we sit examining the reasons as to why the cronyism of our nation sabotage all efforts for us to obtain them. All the while they spend their wealth on propaganda to keep us under their spigot of energy. One little twist and they have us groveling at their feet.
Security of our nation is not to be dependent on foreign oil spigots but to be independent of them. Simple mundane logic.
Regressive republican party jeopardizes the security of our nation to keep the cronies content. They are well aware as to who is buttering their bread. They care not for the laborers that made their bread and butter easily available.
These abusive expenditures’ of the Military Complex’s is to garnish more wealth to the cronies. Observe when Obama brings up the idea that we should increase their taxes and stop the welfare to the record profit producing oil companies, that paid ZERO taxes and received each $Millions in tax returns as they turn around and DEMAND $ Billions in welfare [subsides]. Their response Hold the nation hostage. SHUT IT DOWN. Hooora.. This is for the USA?? Think NOT! Here I will let a professor, world renowned, from M.I.T. explain it simpler than I can.. http://youtu.be/2Ux8Q3XC98U
Yeah we know which party the cronies reside in. DUH

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