Last year Obama gave electric car company a $529 million fed loan to assemble cars in Finland, saying it could not find a facility in the U.S. capable of doing the work. Think Obama should have hired more illegal aliens to do it here instead?

tncdel 2012/07/20 05:04:46
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Last year Obama also gave out 300,000 work permits to illegal aliens here, plus another 800,000 work permits to illegals just 3 weeks ago. So what's a few more, right?

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  • sjalan 2012/07/20 17:27:29
    YES [tell us why you think so].
    Your question is two pronged and foolish. Illegal aliens and the Fisker automotive loan have NOTHING to do with one another. On top of that, this is old news from a dated article and currently no longer valid as a reference.


    First off the design work on the Fisker vehicles stayed right here in the US where they had access to several super computers to do the design and manufacturing evaluations and design of the equipment design for the plants.

    Second, the old GM plant that Fisker bought is all ready being revamped to accomadate the second phase of production which will be here in the US.

    And what all of us want to know is where you got the figures for work permits. Seems to me you are fully misinformed and been badly mislead. Kindly provide proofs of your statements from reliable government based sources.
  • morris44 sjalan 2012/07/20 19:41:51
    He is incorrect as you point out. But that doesn't stop the list of people who just agree with him and go on spouting falsehoods.

    I think this "believing before knowing" issue is our biggest weakness in this country.
  • sjalan morris44 2012/07/20 22:47:31
    I agree completely. They don't bother to do their own research first, just depend upon the troll that is repeating what someone else said.

    It's a viscious circle of lies and misinformation.
  • frank 2012/07/20 17:18:22
    YES [tell us why you think so].
    The question is worded wrong. Back when I was in college, doing something like that would have been called off shoring jobs.
  • BIG BAD JOHN R. 2012/07/20 16:59:50
    YES [tell us why you think so].
    There was no contract manufacturer in the U.S. that could actually produce our vehicle," the car company's founder and namesake told ABC News. "They don't exist here."

    Henrik Fisker said the U.S. money has been spent on engineering and design work that stayed in the U.S., not on the 500 manufacturing jobs that went to a rural Finnish firm, Valmet Automotive.

    "We're not in the business of failing; we're in the business of winning. So we make the right decision for the business," Fisker said. "That's why we went to Finland."

    The loan to Fisker is part of a $1 billion bet the Energy Department has made in two politically connected California-based electric carmakers producing sporty -- and pricey -- cutting-edge autos. Fisker Automotive, backed by a powerhouse venture capital firm whose partners include former Vice President Al Gore, predicts it will eventually be churning out tens of thousands of electric sports sedans at the shuttered GM factory it bought in Delaware. And Tesla Motors, whose prime backers include PayPal mogul Elon Musk and Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, says it will do the same in a massive facility tooling up in Silicon Valley.
  • Andy 2012/07/20 14:57:26
    NO [comment as you wish].
    He blames Romney for outsourcing...yet this happens!! As I have said...he is a Liar, Cheat and Fraud... NOBAMA-2012!!
  • Freeranger 2012/07/20 14:00:48
    NO [comment as you wish].
  • keliffa 2012/07/20 11:58:33
    NO [comment as you wish].
    Wait a minute. Are you telling me that Saint Barack has outsourced jobs??
    Doesn't he have a commercial about Romney's outsourcing?

    obama outsourcing
  • Steve King 2012/07/20 11:07:33
    NO [comment as you wish].
    Steve King
    I think they should have recinded the grant and it should Be paid back in full
  • TheTruth1313 2012/07/20 06:15:31
    NO [comment as you wish].
    Yet more evidence of Obama being the outsource king.
  • flaca BN-0 2012/07/20 05:22:55
    NO [comment as you wish].
    flaca BN-0
    Solyndra was Bush enterprise.
  • tncdel flaca BN-0 2012/07/20 13:43:02
  • tncdel 2012/07/20 05:10:59
    NO [comment as you wish].
    Obama has outsourced millions of jobs to China, Brazil, Finland, etc., etc.

    Plus outsourced millions more jobs RIGHT UNDER OUR VERY NOSES. Issuing over a million work permits to illegal aliens. And also over 3 million work visas to foreigners.


    Yet the Democrats, unbelievably, carp about Romney outsourcing a handful of jobs. See:

    Are we supposed to take the Dems seriously? Or is this supposed to be Biden's SNL routine?
  • Don Leuty 2012/07/20 05:10:14
    NO [comment as you wish].
    Don Leuty
    "could not find a facility in the U.S. capable of doing the work." Translation: Union Scale is too high. Outsource.
  • S. Gompers 2012/07/20 05:09:49
    NO [comment as you wish].
    S. Gompers
    There are plenty of places in America capable of doing the work. You just can't see them from D.C..

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