Scandal!… Powerful Democrats Helped Chinese Firm Get Stimulus Cash For Wind Farm

In February 2010 it was reported that 80% of stimulus dollars for wind power went to foreign firms– including China. ABC reported that a Chinese company is helping build a massive wind farm in west Texas. The firm will receive $450 million in Stimulus cash. The project will save or create 300 jobs in Texas and 2,000 manufacturing jobs in China.
That sounds like a good use of taxpayer dollars, huh?

Apparently, the project is linked to Harry Reid.

Three weeks before Election Day, Senate Majority leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., center, arrives for the dedication of a wind farm in Henderson, Nev., on Oct. 12, 2010. With him are, second from left, Kai Huang, deputy mayor of Shenyang, China; Jinxiang Lu, second from right, chairman and CEO of A-Power Energy Generation Systems, a Chinese company, and Tom Conway, right, international vice president of the United Steelworkers union. Reid’s support, and the plan to create jobs in Nevada, helped blunt congressional criticism that stimulus money was going to the Chinese company, which also plans a large wind farm in West Texas. The company is hoping to receive money through the U.S. Energy Department. (MSNBC)

Powerful Democrats, including Harry Reid, helped a Chinese firm get stimulus cash for a wind farm – a wind farm that his donors supported.
MSNBC reported:

Top Democratic fundraisers and lobbyists with links to the White House are behind a proposed wind farm in Texas that stands to get $450 million in stimulus money, even though a Chinese company would operate the farm and its turbines would be built in China.

The farm’s backers also have close ties with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., who, at the height of his hard-fought re-election bid this fall, helped blunt congressional criticism over stimulus dollars possibly going to create jobs in China by endorsing a proposal by the Chinese company to build a factory in his home state. Although his campaign received thousands of dollars in donations from the wind farm’s backers and Reid stood on stage with them at a campaign event they hosted, his office declined to answer any questions about the wind farm’s organizers or their plans for Nevada.

Of course, this was after Democratic Senators promised in March to keep stimulus jobs in the US.

This should be a crime.

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  • jomojava the infidel

    Better alert Sheriff Biden. Nobody messes with Joe…..ya know?

  • donabernathy

    wonder if dem 300 Texas Jobs is nothing more than 298 ying and yang engineers and installers with Beau and Billy Bob sweep’n da floor

    How’s that 13 dollar stimulus check work’n out 4 ya now

    roflmao

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  • Mark1957

    Yet Harry Reid and Co. screamed bloody murder before the election that the Chamber of Commerce might be spending money from foreign companies on political ads. What an F…ing scumbag.

  • http://www.redstate.com Kenny Solomon

    Think big picture…… No…… Bigger……

    China: You give us stimulus cash and move jobs here or we demand all owed money repaid immediately.

    Obama: Whatever, dudes. Just don’t make me look bad……… Somebody get me Harry Reid on the phone.

    China: We’re not ‘dudes’. We’re your owners….. Well, one of ’em, that is.

  • Ginger

    What a scummy little pr^ck! He is just one of many running our country. He WON re-election by VOTER FRAUD with the help of SEIU.

    DO NOT fail us citizens republicans when you take over the house next month. WE ARE WATCHING!

  • patman

    Question: Is anybody really blown away by this?

    Answer: American tax dollars.

  • PaleRyder

    Is there any doubt left that the complete and total elimination of the democrat party is the only option left for America to remain free??These people have proven time after time that their intent is America’s economic collapse and America stripped of any and all security.

  • Lee Kwan

    Paging Doltin’ Joe Biden, Paging Doltin’ Joe: You better get everyone to stand up for Chuck because something just ain’t right here.

  • Mrs. X

    Everything they do is a crime, and they should all be in prison.

  • Mike

    Why is it that creeps like Reid never get cancer?

  • http://iopian.blogspot.com IOpian

    So we borrow the money from China, pay them 450 million for the windmills and when all is said and done we still owe them the original 450 million plus interest so Reid could have some money to get re-selected by the casino and mob bosses ?

  • moron

    Calling Eric Holder. Eric, what should we do?

  • IlliniGuy

    That union guy on the far rightblooks real happy…..

  • http://www.eaglesup.us USMCdaughter1

    US unemployed raped and robbed by our politicians – AGAIN.

  • Dee Vind

    Mrs.X –

    “Everything they do is a crime, and they should all be in prison.”

    Agreed.

    Industrial wind is THE biggest rip off of our tax dollars , wind turbines produce no meaningful electricity. Our political class has given the wind industry so many goodies that the turbines don’t have to even produce electricity to get subsidies and tax write offs.

  • Hedgehog

    What a deal! The Chinese get jobs that we are paying for by borrowing money from the Chinese, and we get the windmills that we have to subsidize with more money that we are borrowing from the Chinese. These Democommies sure know how to stimulate the economy.

  • trp

    And you right-wing haters say that the stimulus hasn’t created any jobs. I bet you’re embarassed now. Oh, don’t tell me: this isn’t good enough because the jobs are in China. Racists!

  • Hoo Flung Poo

    Yooo clazy Amelicans, yooo so stupid. So solly we taking all your jobs. Not.

  • rbosque

    I guess we didn’t do enough to REALLY clean house. All those people HAVE to go.