Obama Outsourcing Jobs! $20M Taxpayer Funded Green Energy Projects In Africa

July 6, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Spreading the wealth thinner…

(Townhall) –The Obama Administration’s “green jobs” agenda is apparently not limited to the United States. According to CNS News, the administration created a $20 million grant that will go toward creating green projects…in Africa.

The U.S. government is spending $20 million to “help clean energy projects in Africa get started.” Those projects include wind farms and solar panels, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced at the recent Rio +20 Conference in Brazil.

But the government watchdog Judicial Watch criticized the spending as wasteful, given the administration’s track record in trying to pick green energy winners.

“The U.S.-Africa Clean Energy Finance Initiative will help clean energy projects in Africa get started,” said Clinton in her June 22 speech.  “This is an innovative partnership between three United States government entities – the State Department, OPIC (the Overseas Private Investment Corporation), and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency. We want to drive private sector investment into the energy sector.”

Clinton said the initial $20 million grant will “leverage much larger investment flows from OPIC,” which is the U.S. government’s development finance institution. “That will open the door then for hundreds of millions of dollars of OPIC financing, plus hundreds of millons of more dollars from the private sector for projects that otherwise would never get off the drawing board.”

Also see this recent post: Geothermal Co. [Still] Struggling After $98.5 MILLION Taxpayer Bailout

Caught on Video! Bankrupt Solyndra Destroying MILLIONS of Dollars of Brand New Parts

January 21, 2012 at 8:56 am

Obama’s Enron.

Crony Venture Socialism

Here at this site, Solyndra expects to make enough solar panels each year to generate 500 megawatts of electricity. And over the lifetime of this expanded facility, that could be like replacing as many as eight coal-fired power plants. It’s also worth noting, to achieve this doubling of our share of solar capacity, we actually need to make four times as many solar panels, because other countries are adding capacity, too. Nobody in this race is standing still.”
~ Barack Obama –Solyndra INC. Freemont, California May 26, 2010

Just words“.

Obama’s pet green shell company went belly up after having received over a half of a BILLION dollars in taxpayer monies. And adding insult to injury, they have now been caught on tape destroying MILLIONS of dollars of parts.

And YOU PAID for IT.

CBS San Francisco has the scoop:

FREMONT (CBS 5) — After filing for bankruptcy last year, Fremont solar company Solyndra still owes American taxpayers half a billion dollars. But CBS 5 caught them destroying millions of dollars worth of parts.

At Solyndra’s sprawling complex in Fremont, workers in white jumpsuits were unwrapping brand new glass tubes used in solar panels last week. They are the latest, most cutting-edge solar technology, and they are being thrown into dumpsters.

Forklifts brought one pallet after another piled high with the carefully packaged glass. Slowly but surely it all ended up shattered.

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And it’s not a few loads. Hundreds of thousands of tubes on shrink-wrapped pallets will meet a similar demise.

Solyndra paid at least $2 million for the specialized glass. A CBS 5 crew found one piece lying in the parking lot. Solyndra still owes the German company that made the tubes close to another $8 million.

So why is a bankrupt company that owes a fortune to creditors, including American taxpayers, throwing away millions of dollars worth of assets?

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Image source: Solyndra ‘Green’ Executives: $100,000+ In Obama Donations And 20+ White House Trips- Sad Hill News

READ:

Obama’s Solyndra scandal reeks of the Chicago Way

Solyndra Not the Only Company to Benefit from Democrat Ties

Labor Department May Sink Another $14 Million into Solyndra

Solyndra Employee: From Day One, Everyone Knew That Our Solar Panels Were Uncompetitive… Including President Obama

Obama Administration On Solyndra Board For Months During $500 Million Loss

Also see:

Obama’s First 2012 Campaign Offense is Defense?

CBS News Report: 11 More Solyndras In Obama Energy Program –5 Bankrupt Rest On Shaky Ground

Obama’s $5 BILLION Tax-Payer Funded Weatherization Program Fraught with Mismanagement, Waste and Fraud

DOE Gives $4.5 BILLION Taxpayer Backed Loan Guarantee to Solar Manufacturer

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$1.6 MILLION Taxpayer Funded Restoration of La Raza Aztlan Chicano Park Murals

January 19, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Stand With Arizona:

On the heels of victory against the racist “La Raza” ethnic studies program in Tucson, Arizona, this shocking item from San Diego shows how far we have yet to go to Defund La Raza and its divisive, anti-American influence in America.

At a time of record debt, rampant unemployment, and a financially strained citizenry – our Federal government somehow can afford a whopping $1,600,000 to restore “Chicano” murals depicting communist butchers Che Guevara and Fidel Castro, and with maps featuring “Aztlan” – the mythical “nation” that La Raza activists demand be taken from the United States to create a new ethnically-pure proto-Mexican state.

The funds are being provided by the Department of Transportation and is called a “federal transportation enhancement”.

Official logo of Chicano Park features Aztlan inspired map of carved up United States: http://chicano-park.org

Che Guevera, Fidel Castro, "Race…YES, Border Patrol….NO!"

Read it all.

Murals depicting an Aztlan carved up United States, bloody butcher Che Guevera, Communist Dictator Castro is…wait for it… “The Sistine Chapel of California“.

“It’s the Sistine Chapel of California,” said Rosen, the former state Transportation Department official. “I have a feeling of reverence every time I go there.”

“Reverence” huh? Funny, when I see the images all I can muster is the spitting of nails…

Also see:

Video: Shocking Excerpts Read at Tucson School Board Meeting From A Book In The Ethic Studies Curriculum [Updated]

CBS News Report: 11 More Solyndras In Obama Energy Program –5 Bankrupt Rest On Shaky Ground

January 14, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Obama’s Failed Green Venture Crony Socialism You PAID for!

This is an outrage! Good money after bad.

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"Every day that you build this expanded facility, as you fill orders for solar panels to ship around the world, you’re demonstrating that the promise of clean energy isn’t just an article of faith -- not anymore." ~ Obama Solyndra Fremont, CA. May 26, 2011

Obama’s energy department didn’t stop with the failed crony company Solyndra. In total; the failing/failed ‘clean energy’ companies were collectively approved for $6.5 BILLION in federal (taxpayer) assistance.

Five have filed for bankruptcy. The junk bond rated Beacon Power, Evergreen Solar, Spectra Watt, AES (a subsidiary of ‘Eastern Energy) and of course Solyndra.

The others are not far behind; Nevada Geo Thermo (NGP) personally endorsed by Harry Reid, the recipient of $98.5 MILLION in loan guarantees, warns of multiple potential defaults, Sun Power received a $1.5 BILLION loan guarantee after a French oil company took it over, now owes more than it is worth, First Solar (the biggest S&P 500 loser in 2011) even though the CEO was forced out, taxpayers were forced to pony up $3 BILLION in loans.

CBS News takes a look at 11 more Solyndras that were part of Obama’s Energy Program (January 13, 2012)

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In related news:

Friday night doc dump: WH knew before Solyndra workers flew

(Hot Air) –Two months ago, Congressional investigators discovered that the Department of Energy urged the now-defunct Solyndra in late October 2010 to delay the announcement of hundreds of layoffs to just after the midterm elections. Last night, the Obama administration conducted a Friday-night document dump in a long-awaited response to a demand for documentation on communications related to Solyndra, and it turns out that the White House knew about the layoffs in advance, too:
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Something smells very badly. It’s clear that the Obama administration at some level used taxpayer funds as leverage to manipulate a private enterprise for purely electoral benefit to the President, and it seems clear that the direction to do this came from the White House.

Read it all!

Salt in the gaping taxpayer wound:

BANKRUPT Solyndra asks judge to pay out $500,000 in bonuses

(San Jose Mecury) –Solyndra, the Fremont solar panel company that laid off more than 1,000 workers upon declaring bankruptcy last summer, has reportedly requested to pay remaining employees up to $500,000 in bonuses.
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Senior executives at Solyndra collected hefty quarterly bonuses — ranging from $37,000 to $60,000 apiece, with some executives receiving both rounds of bonuses — within six months of the company’s closure last August, when about 1,100 workers were laid off without severance.

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Douglas V. Gibbs at Political Pistachio links…thanks!

Video: #OccupyDenver’s Latest ËœPeaceful” Tactic: Arson

December 21, 2011 at 5:36 pm

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FYI Occupy Wall Street trash:

Free speech is not property destruction, vandalism and taking away a public access from the rest of the community,

Only self-entitled, mentally unbalanced, neo-com anarchist punks would believe otherwise.

Update:

In related OWS news, the national occupation cost to taxpayers is now at:

23.7 MILLION dollars

Itemized list by city at link.

Also see: Budget cuts called for in Los Angeles to offset high costs of #OccupyLA