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


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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.

  • 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?

  • 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…..

  • 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.”


    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.

  • greg

    The second investigation initiated by the Republican congress ought to start with requesting all communications between the folks that write the legisllation and the benficial parties. The pelosi reed approach to passing bills at midnight without reading is only to support hiding the scamming of america. there are enough laws already to find cause for jail time for this scamming

  • Ginger

    trp….troll….the word racist does not work any more. Bounces off our heads! The ones who throw the racist words are the RACIST! Now move along and let mommy wipe your butt because she sure has done a lousy job of raising you. I for got …commies are brain dead.

  • chewydog

    I’m sure trp just forgot the sarc tag.
    I hope…

  • StrangernFiction

    #8 December 9, 2010 at 8:15 am
    PaleRyder commented:

    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??


    No. Hasn’t been much doubt about this for some time.

  • bitterclinger

    Paging Darrell Issa, paging Darrell Issa, please pick up the white courtesy phone at the desk.

  • Mark

    Imagine that, another boondoggle boutique energy project the green idiots have endorsed. And, yes, Harry Dickweed is a corrupt old SOB.

  • Freddy

    If I were to pretend, for a minute or two, that the only electricity that was available was from these wind farms, then that electricity woul be quite valuable. Would the Chinese, or some Chinese shell corporation, be the ones profiting from it?

  • fatladyhassung

    I propose that when we use the word “China”, it shall be referred as what it is: COMMUNIST CHINA. A political party which, if you were a member of, would eliminate you from employment or receiving a contract by virtually every local, state and federal job or defense contractor.

    And now we see our esteemed Senate Leader chumming with the leaders of the COMMUNIST PARTY!

    It is obvious that the Citizens (we’re actually just consumers) of the United States need to take matters into our own hands. I propose that anyone seriously concerned about the takeover of America by COMMUNIST CHINA make a stand and boycott all products made in or controlled by COMMUNIST CHINA.

    A quick survey of all the appliances sold at Sears, Home Depot and Ace Hardware (to name a few) revealed that everything was made in COMMUNIST CHINA.

    As the former owner and CEO of a small company that engineered and built manufacturing equipment in California, I am sorry to report we laid off 35 employees and shut down due to my customers moving their operations offshore.

    Merry Christmas.

  • aprilnovember811

    What were people in Nevada thinking voting for this sleaze Reid? I hope Karma catches up with him soon, and I hope it’s bad.

  • aprilnovember811

    What are the wind farms going to produce if there is no wind?

  • befuddled

    all the jobs saved and created…chinese jobs of course. thanks nevada for reelecting the scumbag harry reid–the best special interest or foreign money can buy. maybe you can float your economy on all those rich chinese tourists flocking to las vegas in place of americans?

  • bigL

    theft of public funds?

  • Stuart

    Expect more of this. The Communists in D.C. are now our masters.

  • Bobbi

    This is old news.

  • Chilly in Alaska

    Three MILLION jobs created or saved——–ALL IN CHINA ON OUR NICKLE!!!


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  • Hoo Flung Poo

    In a way, I feel sorry for member of labor unions and other Democrats. They are so stupid, so incredibly stupid that they believed Bill Clinton when he lied to them that NAFTA would be beneficial to them. Beneficial? Beneficial??? Yeah right, thousands of manufacturing jobs went to Mexico and China, and thousands of service jobs went to Canada and India, and tens of thousannds of moronic Democrats lost their jobs over the next 15 years. For which they can thank their sleazy hero, Bill Clinton. Dayum, but they’re stupid. Anyone that stupid should be euthanized. They don’t serve any worthwhile purpose on this earth. Trouble is, when, in their majority, those damned fools went down in their ill-conceived support of NAFTA, they took a lot of good Republicans with them. Democrats are a plague on this country, dead wood that is destroying the forest.

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  • trp

    I thought the sarc tag was unnecessary. It’s pretty obvious that the Dems hadn’t been promising to create jobs in China with the stimulus. Ironically, China might be the only place where jobs were actually created, rather than merely “saved.”

  • bg


    Kenny Solomon #5

    re: China

    Think big picture…… No…… Bigger……


  • jp

    I grow up in communist Poland.
    I brought my son here when he was 2.
    Lost him 20 yrs later to communist propaganda and educational system.
    This is not a dream ……… American dream I was promised.
    When I came here, the US government promised me shelter and protection from Red Evil!
    My fellow Americans, we must stop this or…run.

  • Montesquieu

    Liberalism is childish.