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Should Congress investigate 0bama's crony corporatism?

Marek 2012/01/16 21:34:27
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Mussolini once said fascism is actually corporatism where socialist regime is favoring corporations which support the regime. Solyndra is clearly such corporation.

Here is an email from The Tea Party calling for investigation of Solyndra.

Dear Patriot,


The corrupt cronyism of the now-bankrupt solar company Solyndra is
probably the least talked about scandal of this Obama administration,
and yet there isTheTeaParty.net continually more news on the depths of shamelessness of those involved.


The company went bankrupt after receiving a half-billion dollar federal
loan guarantee, and the loan was pushed for by Obama insiders with
financial ties to the corporation. And if that wasn't enough, Solyndra
is now trying to pay out bonuses ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 to its
remaining employees!

When will the madness stop?! We've sent
over 220,000 letters to Congress demanding they investigate the corrupt
dealings of everyone involved with the Solyndra boondoggle, and we need
to turn up the heat! Please take a moment to sign our Investigate Solyndra petition now.


Thank You,

Todd Cefaratti
Freedom Organizer
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  • maggiemay 2012/01/16 21:39:07
    YES, Solyndra scandal should be investigated
    maggiemay
    +8
    A few more are coming around the bend. They should also be investigated.

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  • Katherine 2012/02/16 00:08:06
    YES, Solyndra scandal should be investigated
    Katherine
    +1
    Fascism was said to be the merger of corporation and state, rather corporate run and regulated by the state. Better to read The Doctrines of Fascism by Mussolini. Autocratic central government and brutality play a part as well.
  • chgo 2012/01/17 23:16:47
    YES, Solyndra scandal should be investigated
    chgo
    Republicans have been celebrating the bankruptcy of taxpayer-funded solar energy company Solyndra as a scandal that will taint the Obama administration and its “green jobs” push. But Democrats aren't the only ones entangled in the green energy boondoggle

    Romney, has a jobs plan that supports funding for an Advanced Research Projects Agency—Energy (ARPA-E) within the Department of Energy, which was originally funded by the Obama stimulus. “As president, Mitt Romney will redirect clean energy spending towards basic research,” the Romney plan says. “Mitt Romney believes the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) model—ensuring long-term, non-political sources of funding for a wide variety of competing, early-stage technologies—holds the most potential for achieving signifcant advances in the energy sector. Investment should be channeled through programs, such as ‘ARPA-E,’ that seek to replicate DARPA’s success in energy-related fields”c
    http://arpa-e.energy.gov/Abou...
  • Marek chgo 2012/01/18 02:50:16
    Marek
    +1
    0bama is deeply involved in the Solyndra scandal which costs taxpayers half a billion dollars. This money lost never to be recovered in full. This ARPA-E project is already started by 0bama so it it fails it will be his failure. If it succeeds then all is well and good. As of now Romney or anybody else cannot be held responsible for hypothetical scenarios.
    All that said, you have to concede that Solyndra is a spectacular failure one of many 0bama is becoming famous for.
  • chgo Marek 2012/01/18 03:00:52
    chgo
    Solyndra had bi-partisan support.

    Solyndra’s director of government relations since October 2010 was Victoria Sanville. According to her Linked In profile, she had spent the previous seven years working as a congressional staffer for three Republican congressmen, John Sweeney, Peter Roskam, and Michael Graves.

    Another Washington-based Solyndra government-relations professional was Joseph Pasetti; his Capitol Hill experience came as an aide in the office of Alfonse D’Amato, a Republican senator from New York.

    Solyndra’s registered outside lobbyists at the Glover Park Group included Alex Mistri, who worked from 2005 to 2008 as special assistant to President George W. Bush, a Republican. Before that, he was chief of staff to congressman Bill Shuster, a Republican.

    In 2010 and 2011, according to Senate lobbying records, Solyndra spent $130,000 on lobbyists at the Washington Tax Group LLC. Solyndra’s lobbyists there included Greg Nickerson, a former aide to Republican congressmen Bill Thomas and Jim McCrery. Mr. Nickerson “served on the Delegate and Caucus Team at the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York and worked as an attorney advisor to the National Republican Senatorial Committee during the 2004 and 2006 elections,” according to his biography on his lobbying firm web si...











    Solyndra had bi-partisan support.

    Solyndra’s director of government relations since October 2010 was Victoria Sanville. According to her Linked In profile, she had spent the previous seven years working as a congressional staffer for three Republican congressmen, John Sweeney, Peter Roskam, and Michael Graves.

    Another Washington-based Solyndra government-relations professional was Joseph Pasetti; his Capitol Hill experience came as an aide in the office of Alfonse D’Amato, a Republican senator from New York.

    Solyndra’s registered outside lobbyists at the Glover Park Group included Alex Mistri, who worked from 2005 to 2008 as special assistant to President George W. Bush, a Republican. Before that, he was chief of staff to congressman Bill Shuster, a Republican.

    In 2010 and 2011, according to Senate lobbying records, Solyndra spent $130,000 on lobbyists at the Washington Tax Group LLC. Solyndra’s lobbyists there included Greg Nickerson, a former aide to Republican congressmen Bill Thomas and Jim McCrery. Mr. Nickerson “served on the Delegate and Caucus Team at the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York and worked as an attorney advisor to the National Republican Senatorial Committee during the 2004 and 2006 elections,” according to his biography on his lobbying firm web site. Also on the Solyndra account at Washington Tax Group LLC was Jan Fowler, whose Capitol Hill experience came as an aide to another Republican, Sen. George Voinovich of Ohio.

    One of Solyndra’s lawyers or restructuring advisers is reportedly William Weld, the former governor of Massachusetts, a Republican.

    And let’s not forget that the $535 million federal loan guarantee Solyndra was eventually granted by President Obama’s energy department was made under the authority not only of the Obama stimulus bill but also a program established by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, signed into law by President George W. Bush, a Republican. The final Senate vote on that bill was 74-26, with the 26 senators opposed consisting of a mere 6 Republicans.

    One of the leading Republican candidates for president this time around, the former governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney, has a jobs plan that supports funding for an Advanced Research Projects Agency—Energy (ARPA-E) within the Department of Energy, which was originally funded by the Obama stimulus. “As president, Mitt Romney will redirect clean energy spending towards basic research,” the Romney plan says. “Mitt Romney believes the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) model—ensuring long-term, non-political sources of funding for a wide variety of competing, early-stage technologies—holds the most potential for achieving signifcant advances in the energy sector. Investment should be channeled through programs, such as ‘ARPA-E,’ that seek to replicate DARPA’s success in energy-related fields”

    In other words, rather than simply attacking the Democrats for shoveling taxpayer money into a solar energy company that eventually failed, the Republicans might ask themselves how so many of their own former public servants wound up on the company’s payroll, and why so many of their own senators and President Bush backed the law that created the loan guarantee program.

    No one has accused the Republicans named above of any wrongdoing in this Solyndra situation, which has featured reports of FBI raids and company officials taking advantage of their Fifth Amendment rights. But as so often in Washington, Kinsley’s Law applies—the scandal in Washington is not what’s illegal, it’s what’s legal. The best way to clean up this one, and so many others, would be for Washington to tax and spend less. Then there’d be less money for the politicians and their former aides-turned-lobbyists to dole out, regardless of what political party they belong to.

    Romney was a lobbyist for Solyndra and is held responsible for both BainCapital and Solyndra. At Bain, He sold the real estate and converted the pensions to low-paying annuities changing the direction of the company against what it was doing originally. While that change is underway he invested the funds from the realestate and pension funds in a shell company that goes belly up and then it follows Fire all the employees cause the'res no money left and move on to the next one.
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  • Marek chgo 2012/01/19 05:50:15
    Marek
    Looking for someone to unload the blame from 0bama? Ultimately 0bama is responsible since he and his administration gave the money to his friends in Solyndra.
  • chgo Marek 2012/01/19 17:28:04 (edited)
    chgo
    Nope, nobody even with the average IQ takes you anti-intellectuals seriously.
  • Marek chgo 2012/01/19 19:15:14
    Marek
    As if you lefties were intellectuals.
    The left does not have any intellect that is why they so easily fall for marxist propaganda.
  • cindy 2012/01/17 18:33:56
    YES, Solyndra scandal should be investigated
    cindy
    +1
    They need to put a microscope on him 24/7 ....... Everything he does is crooked !
  • All American 2012/01/17 15:01:50
    YES, Solyndra scandal should be investigated
    All American
    +1
    Solyndra and other instances.
  • dave b 2012/01/17 13:48:08
    YES, Solyndra scandal should be investigated
    dave b
    +1
    The problem is that Nancy and Harry are guilty of crony capitalism, too, so they wont do it. Boener and the Reps arent saying anything about it, so they are part of the problem, too.
    Face it, Americas government today is the most corrupt we have ever seen and they dont even try to hide it.
  • AL 2012/01/17 08:18:57 (edited)
    YES, Solyndra scandal should be investigated
    AL
    +1
    If we investigated every crime Obama has commited so far, He would be in front of the Senate 24/7 until the next election in 2012
  • Marek AL 2012/01/17 09:00:30
    Marek
    That would keep him busy and out of mischief.
  • AL Marek 2012/01/17 09:03:54
    AL
    +1
    Good point, So maybe thats just what he needs the next ten months then?
  • kcoat 2012/01/17 05:59:10
  • Wayne 2012/01/17 05:41:37
    YES, Solyndra scandal should be investigated
    Wayne
    +1
    We the people have the right to know the truth TPM or not!
  • dallas Wayne 2012/01/17 12:35:20
  • Wayne dallas 2012/01/17 16:50:23
    Wayne
    CONSIDER IT DONE! :)
  • dallas Wayne 2012/01/17 22:22:39
  • Marek dallas 2012/01/17 16:52:29
    Marek
    +1
    This may be easier than getting 0bama to show his real birth certificate. Those two fakes don't count.
  • Classical Liberal 2012/01/17 05:25:15
    YES, Solyndra scandal should be investigated
    Classical Liberal
    +2
    along with every other green energy company this fascist invested OUR money and OUR CHILDREN'S future money into.
  • davidl 2012/01/17 04:26:50
    YES, Solyndra scandal should be investigated
    davidl
    +2
    They already are investigating it.
  • Marek davidl 2012/01/17 04:41:52
  • Ozzyboy 2012/01/17 04:20:58
    YES, Solyndra scandal should be investigated
    Ozzyboy
    +2
    Government gives a loan guarantee to doubtful company after arm twisting from Biden
    and administration. Company gets money, files bankruptcy, taxpayers still have to fork over the money. Rules are changed to put tax payers to end of line to be repaid and Solyndra guys still get bonus money. Isn't this business as usual? Wasn't that supposed to change three years ago? Everything from the last four years, including the votes, should be investigated.
  • urwutuis 2012/01/17 03:51:26 (edited)
  • CaptænWorgen 2012/01/17 03:16:01
    YES, Solyndra scandal should be investigated
    CaptænWorgen
    +2
    Personally I think every single corporation that donates money or has controlling members donate money to politics should be routinely audited and have the results of the investigation posted on the internet. You don't want to divulge your corporate finacial information, don't get into politics.
  • Marek CaptænW... 2012/01/17 03:30:05
    Marek
    +2
    I have no problem with that. Add to that any labor union and I will totally agree with you.
  • CaptænW... Marek 2012/01/17 03:33:16
    CaptænWorgen
    +1
    Unions are a necessity I think but in the same way that BIG EFFING MASTIFFS are a necessity to watch your cattle in wolf country. You need a damn good handler that you can trust.
  • Marek CaptænW... 2012/01/17 03:43:36
    Marek
    +2
    The unions used to be that guard dog. Now many of them are mere extensions of democratic party or fronts for variety of marxist parties and that makes them lap dogs not guard dogs.
  • TruBluTopaz 2012/01/17 02:55:29
    YES, Solyndra scandal should be investigated
    TruBluTopaz
    +3
    I want to know how much of that stimulus money was laundered back into the DNC and Obama's reelection campaign.
  • Marek TruBluT... 2012/01/17 03:08:42
    Marek
    +1
    Good point. Probably a lot.
  • Gregaj7 2012/01/17 02:53:08
    Undecided
    Gregaj7
    +1
    Asking/Requesting Congress (Board of Directors for USA Inc) to "investigate" Obama (CEO for said USA Inc) is like having a bunch of weasels investigate a fox for a hen-house raid.
  • Marek Gregaj7 2012/01/17 03:14:54
    Marek
    +1
    Isn't the job of board of directors to investigate crooked CEO and remove him if necessary?
    That is why the shareholders, citizens, replaced the board of directors in 2010 election.
  • Gregaj7 Marek 2012/01/17 03:23:10
    Gregaj7
    That would be fine, if accurate. The 'citizenry' are not the "shareholders (Creditors)" of USA Inc. The Creditors of USA Inc are the Rothschild International Bankers (Square Mile of London), and have been since at least 1789 (Bank of France through Ben Franklin, circa 1777--Articles of Confederation). The same Creditors are Prime Shareholders of the Federal Reserve, including the Rockefeller family.
  • Marek Gregaj7 2012/01/17 03:39:06
    Marek
    +2
    Then, Ron Paul would be far more effective as Secretary of Treasury. Investigate the Federal reserve which is private corporation that is neither federal nor reserve.
  • Gregaj7 Marek 2012/01/17 06:15:26
    Gregaj7
    +1
    Many folk keep saying that he should be in Geithner's position, and the same folk don't realize just who tells the CEO/POTUS to appoint to that position (Creditors) and who runs the whole commercial system (except for private--2 party--contract). For Ron Paul, since it makes absolutely no sense to be SOT, it's POTUS or nothing (read retirement or back to private-practice of medicine).
  • kaZappoo 2012/01/17 02:43:57
    YES, Solyndra scandal should be investigated
    kaZappoo
    +1
    THAT AND ALOT OF OTHER DEALINGS HE'S BEEN "UNOFFICIALLY INVOLVED WITH "!
  • F-18 IN GOD WE TRUST 2012/01/17 01:54:48
    YES, Solyndra scandal should be investigated
    F-18 IN GOD WE TRUST
    +1
    Every decision that jerk made should be investigated.
  • Herb 2012/01/17 01:52:31
    YES, Solyndra scandal should be investigated
    Herb
    +1
    i say yes why not lol till it hurts.
  • luvguins 2012/01/17 01:51:27
    YES, Solyndra scandal should be investigated
    luvguins
    +1
    Yes, right after the Wall St. criminals that lost trillions are investigated.
  • Marek luvguins 2012/01/17 02:44:36
    Marek
    Those should be investigated by the administration's justice department, why aren't they?
    Why does 0bama shovel more trillions of dollars to the banksters?

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