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$500 Million Solyndra grant ends up as Glass Tubes in Modern Art Museum: Is government funded 'green energy' a failure?

Daryl 2012/08/21 14:39:29
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Zombie Pajamas Media:
One of the great mysteries of the 2011 Solyndra bankruptcy was: What happened to all that money? After the United States government “loaned” Solyndra $535 million, the money quickly vanished; the bankruptcy court later found that the company had essentially no cash on hand. They had spent it all on equipment and inventory.

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  • sglmom 2012/08/26 07:14:11
    Agree
    sglmom
    A complete and utter waste ..
  • "OG" 2012/08/23 15:11:26
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    "OG"
    +1
    Sure is !
  • schjaz 2012/08/22 16:04:56
    Agree
    schjaz
    +1
    I agree that we have said good bye to fiscal sanity. But I don't believe this company was ever intended to be a thriving business. I think it was a shell company from the beginning to move money for the progressive/liberal agenda.
    Line those pockets.....friends, family, entourage....just grab with both hands! Its on the idiot American taxpayers.
  • TheBadOne 2012/08/21 22:43:34
    Disagree
    TheBadOne
    I'm only saying "Disagree" because it's still a bit early to tell. However, if the long-term results are anything like the short-term results, then I obviously selected the wrong answer. I'd want to see how things play out over the next few years to know for absolute certain.

    Also, what's the irony that while Obama's been trying to urge the country to go toward "green energy", the oil and gas industries have added 75,000 jobs since Obama took office?
  • Chibi Guru Z 2012/08/21 21:38:30
  • JERSEYDUDE 2012/08/21 20:10:50
    Agree
    JERSEYDUDE
    the answer is free energy but youll never get it with big powerful corrupt oil companies
  • frank 2012/08/21 19:03:33
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    frank
    +2
    Let’s see, Solyndra, LSE Energy, Ecotacity, and Unisolar, only to point out a few, are all Green job failures backed by Obama. Does he have any that have succeeded?
  • RTHTGakaRoland 2012/08/21 18:01:05
  • us 2012/08/21 16:44:01
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    us
    +2
    that is sad to take 500 millions dollars, which taxpayer are on the hook for, Instead of doing that, that money could help so many people keep there homes, created real jobs,but instead there friends got the money. The company failed, but they all got bonus.
  • Jeff Smith 2012/08/21 15:44:36
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    Jeff Smith
    +2
    Who wouldn't agree I'm thinking that money is in an overseas account waiting for Obamie and Michelle for their departure from the US
  • cmdrbnd007 2012/08/21 15:44:23
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    cmdrbnd007
    +2
    It sure appears to be that way. We have been working on solar energy almost all of my life and we still can't get it. Kind of makes you wonder if it ever will be a viable alternative.
  • schjaz cmdrbnd007 2012/08/22 16:06:44
    schjaz
    +1
    We could do it if we really wanted to. The problem is the corrupt ppl like Gore and Obama that want to take a perfectly good idea and run it into the ground for personal gain.
  • cmdrbnd007 schjaz 2012/08/23 14:17:23
    cmdrbnd007
    +1
    I'm not sure if we have the technology yet to make it profitable. Right now the Chinese are the main manufacturers of solar panels and they are being subsidized by the Chinese government and then selling them cheaper than what everyone else can.
  • schjaz cmdrbnd007 2012/08/23 19:44:32
    schjaz
    Obama administration should have known that before writing checks. They can't do anything right. totally inept and chaotic. or are they doing it on purpose per Alinsky?
  • American Girl 2012/08/21 15:19:38
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    American Girl
    +1
    Yes, all of Obama's policies are failures.
  • johnc 2012/08/21 15:15:06
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    johnc
    +2
    If democrats had thier way we would be investing in buggy whips.

    If the buggy whip industry gave enough to thier campaigns.

    NOBAMA 2012
  • Kane Fernau 2012/08/21 15:14:00
    Agree
    Kane Fernau
    +2
    The whole Obama experiment has been a failure.
  • johnc Kane Fe... 2012/08/21 15:16:02
    johnc
    +3
    When one invests our money based on campaign donations $hit happens.

    NOBAMA 2012
  • thefatguy 2012/08/21 15:12:34
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    thefatguy
    +2
    I'm still waiting for someone to show me that Article of the Constitution which authorizes government expenditures on "green energy".
  • The Gipper~PWCM~JLA 2012/08/21 15:12:09
    Agree
    The Gipper~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    Just about everything the government meddles with in the private sector is going to be a failure!
  • Daryl 2012/08/21 14:42:08
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    Daryl
    +2
    Billions of dollars were not wasted if you are a powerful member of the Democrat party as they will find their way back into political donations of Democrats.

    Too bad for the tax payers that got stuck with the debt.
  • johnc Daryl 2012/08/21 15:17:32
    johnc
    +1
    give to the Obama campaign, get hundred of millions of tax dollars.

    Obama in action

    NOBAMA 2012

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