Confirmed: White House Officials Sat In On Solyndra Meetings

On May 26, 2011, the White House posted this video praising Solyndra as a Recovery Act success story.

Barack Obama’s gleaming example of green technology – Solyndra – filed for bankruptcy last week. The solar panel manufacturer squandered $535 million of stimulus money in a little over a year.

But, there’s more…
Top Obama bundler George Kaiser made multiple visits to the White House in the months before the company was granted a $535 million loan from the government. And top Solyndra officials also made numerous visits — 20 — to the White House, according to logs and reporting by The Daily Caller. Solyndra officials in the logs included chairman and founder Christian Gronet and board members Thomas Baruch and David Prend. The company secured the $535 million loan despite the fact that it was widely known Solyndra was in deep economic trouble and had negative cash flows since its inception.

Kaiser said he did not use political influence or talk to administration officials about a massive government loan to Solyndra.


(Solyndra)

It has now been confirmed that White House officials sat in on the Solyndra meetings this past year.
The Blotter reported:

Officials from the Department of Energy have for months been sitting in on board meetings as “observers” at Solyndra, getting an up-close view as the solar energy company careened towards bankruptcy after spending more than $500 million in federal loan money.

Word of the Energy Department’s unusual arrangement came as federal agents on Thursday converged on the California headquarters of the failed solar company, focusing fresh attention on the first corporate beneficiary of President Obama’s stimulus program to create new clean energy jobs.

The company, which closed its doors last week and laid off 1,100 workers, has been a subject of an ongoing series of stories by the Center for Public Integrity’s iWatch News in collaboration with ABC News.

“The FBI is here this morning executing a search warrant,” Solyndra spokesman David Miller said Thursday. “We’ll cooperate with them and given them whatever they are looking for, but certainly it was a surprise,” Miller said. “I came to work this morning and they were here and I’ve been sorting it out.”

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  • http://www.uniparllc.com Mark

    As Jamie Allman said this morning, “we’ll neveer see what the FBI confiscated” for at least another 2 years.

  • Stephana

    This just proves that the Odumbo administration has no clue on how a business should be run. There must have been huge red flags during the meetings, and they just sat there like doofuses burning through 500 million of tax payers dollars. Jail sentences would be to good for some of the participants.

  • Mutnodjmet

    WARNING! Toxic Dose of Irony. Obama’s “historic” speech lacked the word “energy”, while millions of Californians went without power last night during an “unprecedented” blackout and could not hear his speech.

  • Adirondack Patriot

    Why isn’t this being treated like the ENRON failure?

    Remember how the media basically put Ken Lay and George W. Bush in bed together and tried to lay the ENRON failure at the feet of Republicans?

    Is George Kaiser Obama’s Ken Lay? You bet he is.

  • FurryGuy

    Barry promised he would change the way things are done in DC.

    How? By becoming the most corrupt and criminal administration in history?

    And still the MFM does its best to cover-up for the cesspool. Too bad Woodward and Bernstein are retired.

  • Mike in VA

    Obama’s stim pac slush fund

  • Freddy

    White house, Department of Energy ….

    WHY is there no mention of he Secratary of Energy, Stephen Chu, who happens to be from a place almost 10 miles from the HQ of Solyndra?

  • #1AMERICAN

    check all their bank accounts and any new properties bought in the past year…then toss their A$$ES in jail

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  • FurryGuy

    OT – Do we need any more evidence that this administration has declared war on America?

    Gov Officials Turning Away Trained Firefighters in Texas

  • Larkin

    “Kaiser said he did not use political influence or talk to administration officials about a massive government loan to Solyndra.”

    R-i-i-i-g-h-t…..

    Unfortunately, the justice dept. is utterly corrupt, and o is protected by the media.

    Nothing will ever be done.

  • myohmy

    When does the FBI starts searching to find the rest of the money?

  • Major Kong

    This administration is just one big open sewer pit.

  • FurryGuy

    OT – another skirmish in the War on America:

    Judge warns longshoremen union to halt illegal tactics

    In the last couple of days here in the Seattle area I have noticed a serious uptick in the number of cable TV ads and PSAs advocating hiring union members or promoting the cause of unionism. As with the increasing incidents of flash mobs robbing businesses, this union boosterism smells of some serious high-level coordination.

  • jorgen

    White House officials sat in on the Solyndra meetings this past year.

    No wonder they went broke!

  • Coasta

    It will never happen but a line by line transaction audit needs to be done and published…….”where in the heck is all the money??????????”

    Ugghhhh, everyday in everyway this fool for prez (who by the way looked so evil speaking last night) needs to go away!!

    I wish I was more eloquent as most of you on this blog – my emotions come right thru the keyboard!!!

  • GrayRider

    Can we impeach HIM yet???????????????????????????????????????????

  • Patty

    Miller said. “I came to work this morning and they were here and I’ve been sorting it out.”

    What work! YOU BANKRUPTED THE COMPANY!! WITH OUR TAX DOLLARS.

    Department of Energy as bunch of ….. screw ups. Forgive me if I laugh for a moment or two.

    But you’d think Obama, who has been anointed Mr. Intelligent would have a clue. But you got ta got ta keep those Political Contributions rolling in. DA!

    Something needs to stick the covers are big enough.

  • myohmy

    My bet this Solyndra news will be silent forawhile until Nov 2012. FBI are carting away evidence in order not to embarrass the President and have a constitutional crisis.

  • Patty

    Who else is be covered up. Well, news is HOLDER….he is hiding. Fast and Furious would have done Republicans in. Now, this? Really who has faith in this administration after all the money Americans have given. Sooner or later with unemployment at actually 15% or higher, where will they find their money. Who can they depend on, we can’t depend on them.

    Blowing money and Police and citizens being killed and where will the Jobs act money come from. THEY WILL FIND IT? OMG, impeach Obama.

  • rbosque

    MSM now: Nothing to see here, move along.

    MSM then: Cheney has ties to Haliburton, let’s jail him for corruption.

  • Mark1957

    This is why they did away with the Office of Independent Counsel and turned it over to the Atty. General’s office. Now corrupt Presidents can sleep soundly knowing that things like this and Fast & Furious are swept under the rug. Ken Starr, where are you now?

  • Patty

    Speaking of Cheney and Rick Perry’s books. The liberals have had a field day defaming and ridiculing them.

    Questions and more questions and just the same old pathetic comments by the liberals.
    You can cut the hate with a knife.

    Yet, who question Obama during the campaign on his book, Dreams of my Father and his playing around and working with RADICALS.

    Double Standard doesn’t seem appropriate…Bias, hate and standards that are fit for the gutter.

  • Patty

    This won’t be swept under the rug, though, by the RNC and others. Ads are coming and they are prepared to Attack.

    Many have been far to easy on Obama and his administration but just wait they have been taking notes.

    It will be proven with clear and actual facts that Obama won’t be able to hide from this time.

    The list is long but trust me, everything is far game.

  • lizzy84

    Denninger is on the case, too: http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=193715

    this administration is evil..to..the..bone.

  • Patty

    Christian Gronet and board members Thomas Baruch and David Prend. The company secured the $535 million loan despite the fact that it was widely known Solyndra was in deep economic trouble and had negative cash flows since its inception.

    _________________________________

    Well, we can kiss that Obama TRANSPARENCY bye, bye.

    Another president would be at least on the Floor of Congress and questioned. Another president but this one has gotten away with so much illegalities.

    I question Why? All those in the Energy department who were involved should be fired IMMEDIATELY, no questions asked other than in the Courts.

    And I do wonder if someone may harm themselves. Sorry but this is bad. Just hope the Media will cover the importance of this.

  • alfromchgo

    The FBI raid is nothing but an exercise in CYA.

  • valerie

    This article is odd. The first part makes sense, but then it shifts to arguing that Bin Laden succeeded, by forcing the US into bankruptcy.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-09-09/questions-at-the-heart-of-bin-laden-s-jihad-commentary-by-lawrence-wright.html

    What’s odd, of course is the scale problem. The extraordinary spending (it was extraordinary at the time) by the Bush administration on the GWOT has been dwarfed by our domestic spending.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-911-overreaction-nonsense/2011/09/08/gIQAc727CK_story.html

    scroll down and read the numbers. Our economic problems are not rooted in our military spending. Lawrence Wright is confusing us with the old USSR when Reagan was president. We’ve been spun into debt by undisciplined, feckless domestic spending.

  • bg
  • Buffalobob

    The most corrupt administration since Haiti’s papa Doc Duvalier. Holder “I didn’t know about the gun walker program” BS. Top obama officials conspiring with a private green company to scam the taxpayers out of 500 million dollars, obama,s multiple secret meetings with the union goon Trumka, Biden’s meeting with the union officials in Fl. which was closed to the press. The list of is endless. The corruption is systemic.

  • aprilnovember811

    Obama gave his friends this money, knowing they would go bankrupt, thus robbing the American people. They pocketed the cast. Obama is looting the United States Treasury. It’s that simple.

  • aprilnovember811

    I’m sorry, I meant to say “Cash” not cast.

  • MAJ Mike

    Welcome to crony capitalism in the Liberal Facist State.

  • bg

    ++

    Welfare Case Elon Musk’s SolarCity to
    Receive $344 million DOE-backed loan

    [Rooftop solar panel maker SolarCity is to receive a $344 million loan backed by the Department of Energy to “put up to 160,000 rooftop solar installations on top of privately run military housing complexes at 124 military bases across 34 states.” Funds will come from financiers U.S. Renewables Group and Bank of America.

    Need we mention that the Obama government backed the now-failed Solyndra?

    In June, SolarCity received $280 million in financial backing from Google. The funding is for the company “to build and lease solar power systems to a 7,000 to 9,000 homeowners in the 10 states where it operates,” CNN reported.

    SolarCity was co-founded in 2006 by Elon Musk and his brother-in-law and SolarCity’s CEO, Lyndon Rive.

    Since its founding, SolarCity had only installed 16,000 rooftop units. The company now has a grand total of $624 million at its disposal.

    Musk is also the co-founder of PayPal, the world’s first Internet payment system, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), which developed a private successor to the Space Shuttle (F9/Dragon), and Tesla Motors, an electric-car startup.

    In August 2009, Ryan Tate wrote at Gawker that Musk was “becoming a welfare case.”

    Two months earlier, Musk’s Tesla Motors had received $465 million in government loans — again from the Department of Energy — to fund its Model S sedan.]

    more @ link..

    check out Africa’s solar & wind power.. /s/

    ==

  • Ice

    Oh…..so the Whitehouse is allowed to participate in Subprime lending now! What does the Dodd-Frank Bill say about that?!!!

  • Patty

    #28

    The article is one person’s opinion.

    Undoubtedly Bin Laden succeeded in Changing America. We can do our best to place security in Washington and N.Y. but my question is there isn’t enough talk about the U.S. as a Whole.

    We will NEVER be the same. But we are grateful to Seal Team 6.

    I have been worried more about Home grown terrorist and nothing has changed at the Airport where the Terrorists received their training.

    I have often wonder, why the haven’t attack where large crowds are like malls, etc. and just started shooting. Many ways to hurt us. But it is difficult and naive to be every where at all times.

    So much pressure on Law enforcement and so much change within our Nation. But Bin Laden is Dead, we have been lucky the past 10 years.

    But some off the attacks have killed Americans after 911 and it was in our own military. Fort Hood. So, despite all the security, if one person get through, who do we blame?

    It is naive to believe, then, that all the security and force we thrown at monsters and crazies will not work completely.

  • myohmy

    I hope that the FBI has not turn into just another SS brownshirts or private armies working in the pleasure of our Fuhrer.

  • befuddled

    Your business model going in was to sell your “Green” product at a fraction of the cost, while relying solely on the government to heavily subsidize your product. After the government ran out of other people’s money, and because Republicans got control of the purse strings, your company did what every heavily subsidized fleecing operation does, you folded the company, fired all the workers, and then moved to China. Or, you folded up shop and sold the technology and equipment to China for pennies. Either way, you deliberately started up a politically manufactured job, without any profit motive, for the sole purpose of draining the treasury.

    Obama may not know anything about running a lemonade stand, but he will buy one from you for $500 million easy.

  • Militant Conservative

    Ahhh, an accellerated crash crafted by the first BLACK affirmative inaction socialist.

    Hang on folks, on of these mornings your going to wake up in a man made hell.

    Better hope the TEA partiers in congress are enough to stop the Terrorist n chief.

    powder is dry

  • Patty

    #28

    9/11 tenth anniversary. Many officials, 2 presidents, victims families, etc. will be there. But somehow I believe whether Bloomberg wants it or not, God will be there even more than ever.

    Americans need faith and this administration has bent over backwards with Hurricanes and 9/11 to look like they are on top of this and it isn’t in the best interests to scare those who are sharing in this anniversary.

    I believe that only a few will stay home as WE WILL NOT ALLOW THOSE WHO HATE US TO TAKEOVER OUR DAY OF REMEMBRANCE.

    We will always be on our toes for years to come and those who hate us could attack us after all in complete at ground zero. But I believe Americans will not dwell on this.

    They will Draw on their Faith and will NEVER let these animals get the upper hand.

  • bg

    ++

    valerie #28 September 9, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    yes, that has been known for quite
    some time now, ergo, odd indeed..

    (don’t you recall how they recycled old news to fit their new agenda
    over and over again all during the Bush years, because i certainly do,
    and this is journ’O’listic deja vu.. ipso facto: Obama’s goal is to break
    the war mentality
    , replace it with civilian security forces without
    borders, and what better way to accomplish all that than to collapse
    the system
    and break free from our deeply flawed constitution due
    to the “cost of war”.. not their obvious give-away buy-aways and let
    the people pay via their global warming projects and US ownership by
    foreign countries.. *sigh*)

    don’t know what they’re on that confirms their belief
    they can fool all of the people all of the time.. *sigh*

    ==

  • lizzy84

    @Patty/#40

    ++9/11

    Those building fell 10 years ago…my dearest friend from college was working in the
    South Tower..she was later identified in bits and pieces..it changed me forever..we cannot forget.

  • Stuart

    aprilnovember811 #31
    Up until now it has been generally conceded by historians that the administrations of U.S. Grant, Warren G. Harding and Richard Nixon were the most corrupt in American History. Now we have Barak Obama. Somewhere, in the beyond, the three afore mentioned gentlemen are smiling.

  • bg

    ++

    when OB’sL AQ attacked on 9/11, they
    were also aiming to ruin US financially..

    (posted so many times about it way back when, deja vu time again)

    and God Bless GWB for keeping US afloat for as long as he possibly could,
    well, i should say for as long as they (elite powers that be, dhimmi dems,
    anti-american msm machine, and islamarxist left) let him anyways.. /gah/

    ==

  • Catherine

    Recovering evidence….before Congress gets there?? Inquiring minds want to know!

  • http://www.60reasons.com Andrew

    Even if we give the Obama Administration a total benefit of the doubt, and assume they did nothing wrong, the Solyndra affair – and Obama’s green jobs agenda – is still a remarkable failure. Why does Obama continue to tell us that green investments will contribute to economic growth and more jobs? Investments are fine – but stop saying they will get us jobs! It’s a distraction from an ACTUAL jobs agenda. Check out my take here: http://60reasons.com/2011/09/09/reason-2-obamas-green-jobs-agenda-is-ineffective/

  • myohmy

    Green jobs was absent in his speech last night. Obama does not want Wilson to shout “You lie.”?

  • Catherine

    And 9/11 may have changed America in terms of security but it INCREASED our love for our country tenfold! (Don’t believe what the media says)

    And furthermore, WE have changed AL QAEDA FOREVER.

    We will never forget.

  • elmo

    FBI is there simply to keep Congress from getting the information.

  • Patty

    How can we truly get behind a Job speech. But hear Congress is open to proposals. It is heartbreaking that on a regular basics we hear stories like the one above.

    When you feel you have lost Faith and Trust in the President, tell me is it or is it not easy to oppose his ideas.

  • bg

    ++

    Patty #36 September 9, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    who do we blame??

    i dunno,

    maybe this guy??

    you tell me..

    ==

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  • bg

    ++

    Catherine #48 September 9, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    We will never forget.

    Amen..

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    Andrew #46 September 9, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    re: [Why does Obama continue to tell us that green
    investments will contribute to economic growth and
    more jobs?]

    A: GREEN everything NWO

    aah, keep posting enough evidence as to why, not my
    fault some don’t believe their lying eyes, oh wait.. /s/

    ==

  • Obamas regulation destroy jobs

    Geez…he wouldn’t allow help with the GULF OIL crisis–turned away 155 boats–now no help for Texas-I think something is fishy about FIRES in TX. Then gun runner, they attack Arizona–then he sends money 2B to Brazil, now drilling with China/Brazil, money from the mortgage crisis (obama got 165K), then he gives Mexico a party with President FOX, then he sends 2K guns to mexico, next illegals are being let in without congress approval; then he meets with Russia– he then drops Polands defense shields, stops the space program, then he attacks Israel, on&on, then he wants more money for the UNIONS-it never, never, ever ends!!!!! Its over..I really believe this evil, evil person and all his cabinet members have destroyed America–they just keep on spending,spending..this is what they did to DC…..they don’t care..did you see all those smiling and laughing??? I can’t believe this is happening and they don’t CARE!!

  • bg
  • owl

    Where are those Professional journolists that are known as MSM?

    If they can investigate and get to the bottom of Sarah Palin’s trash, surely those newshounds have their collective Professional noses to the ground to find out What the President knew and When he knew it.

    Hello Professionals. Does this group remind you of anyone? Yep, they elected themselves one of their own. Yep, he does his job in a similar manner.

  • lizzy84

    Sick.
    The sick is so thick in this administration, most can’t escape it anymore.
    Nasty… Solyndra, gun runners, Fast n’ Furious.
    via AoS…
    Fox is reporting that “a third gun was found at the murder scene of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, new documents obtained exclusively by Fox News suggest, contradicting earlier assertions by federal agencies that police found only two weapons tied to the federal government’s now infamous gun interdiction scandal.’

    link@:http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/09/09/exclusive-third-gun-linked-to-fast-and-furious-identified-at-border-agents/

    Nasty nasty nasty.

  • Patty

    #84
    lizzy

    So very sorry, and sorry for not getting back sooner. I have watched a great many documentaries and remember that day of horror, shock, disbelief, anger, tears, and lives lost for no reason other than the HATE that completely ravage a nation.

    Your friend’s love for you and her memories will live on forever.

    WE ALL WON’T EVER FORGET ANYONE WHO DIED SO NEEDLESSLY. We will keep them close and God will keep them closer. No words can say how sad that day was because it is incomprehensible to think such animals could inflict such a Horrific tragedy on innocence.

    So many heroes and those we thank. The rebuilding of Ground Zero will be such a Beautiful Place for you and others to remember the goodness in America.

    A place to walk, talk to one another, cry and give us hope.

    9/11 was and will forever be remember but on 9/12/01 this nation came together like none other and that is what we need to concentrate on, because God’s love was EVER so present, particularly on that DAY.

    God will give us strength, to carry on and I wish every day was 9/12.

  • owl

    #55 I read that EPA taught people how to sue over green issues and get paid (our money). If it would shut them down quicker (and if it was not our money), surely I could sue them for allowing TX smoke to surround my home.

    If they are going to deliberately kill some old sick people by putting us into forced blackouts, surely we could sue those b*****ds for not saving more in TX. Good job Brownie. We all know Brownie and Brownie alone, was totally responsible for every bad thing that could have ever happened in NO (according to Collins). Oh, that’s right. MSM forgot to send me the email that explained that was Bush and all these floods, tornados and fires is Obama. We all know Obama is the One and he was saving us by killing all those jobs in Louisiana and elsewhere.

    It’s tough to be saved.

  • owl

    lizzy…….sorry for your loss. I have a lot of years but I have never seen anything even close to what I watched happening that morning.

  • Patty

    #51

    It will depend on many factors. But truthfully, I pray we will never be attacked. That is naive of me.

    Once the facts and evidence is collected and no secrets, we will no who to blame. But with all the manpower trying to do their best I can only hope that the terrorist will be to blame, of course he or she will but I hope that a real savvy clerk or business will use caution and question those who are purchasing typical bomb merchandise or suspicious items and report it to authorities. We all must be on our toes and report something suspicious.

  • http://none tommy mc donnell

    #4…ken lay was clinton’s buddy and he did his dirty work when clinton was president. when he made his famous call to the bush white house it was to contact richard rubin, a fact american tass conveniently chose to ignore.

  • bg

    ++

    lizzy84 #58 September 9, 2011 at 2:13 pm :-(

    and they haven’t even mentioned the drugwalker connections.. gah!!

    [please click on all connecting links for more ie: dt #88,]

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    Patty #62 September 9, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    actually the bottom line blame is on the ISLAMISTS heads, no one else’s..

    [President Obama and his national security leadership have bought into a false narrative promoted by organizations and leaders with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, such as CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) and ISNA (Islamic Society of North America). Dozens of such individuals have been placed in his administration, including Dalia Mogahed, a top Mideast adviser to Obama who made the astounding assertion last October that most women in the world associate sharia law with “gender justice.”

    [..]

    It states in part: “The Ikhwan must understand that all their work
    in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the
    Western civilization from within and sabotaging their miserable house…”}

    ==

  • HadEnough

    The FBI will find that huge payoffs from this company were made to….none other then…..yeah get the impeachment process rolling…..Harrison J. Bounel…..yup the man the myth….Harrison J. Bounel……otherwise known as Odumbo himself……..

  • bg

    ++

    ps re: #65 September 9, 2011 at 2:44 pm bg
    re: Patty #62 September 9, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    my nightmare, and it should damn well be the entire worlds..

    ==

  • http://libertyatstake.blogspot.com/ LibertyAtStake

    Hey, wait a minute, I thought the FBI raid was supposed to scrub this history?

    d(^_^)b
    http://libertyatstake.blogspot.com/
    “Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive”

  • lizzy84

    @#59

    Thank, Patty.

    The Anchoress, I see, has the story up on Mayor {sigh} Bloomberg..Still no prayer, no first responders.

    link@:http://www.patheos.com/community/theanchoress/2011/09/09/on-clergy-nyfd-bloomberg-not-budging/

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  • Rock

    Well just great the FBI is johnny on the spot to confiscate any paper trail that leads back to WTF and crew. But who’s surprised as #58 lizzy84 above noted the story broke yesterday the FBI confiscated a gun from the Border Agent killing they suspected was part of the Fast & Furious debacle. Looks like no part of our vaulted law enforcement community is to be trusted any longer, not even when one of their own is a victim.

  • http://none tommy mc donnell

    how many of the green businesses, that have gotten hundreds of millions of the american workers income, that the myth has touted as the future of the green economy, have gone bankrupt or move to china. if seems that everyone he uses as a photo-op goes belly up.

  • bg

    ++

    lizzy84 et al :-(

    9-11 Trucker

    ==

  • Finncrisp

    Solar power costs 7 times as much to generate the same amount of electricity. It takes up an emormous amount of space for the energy it produces. The panels have only a 20 year service life. Only with Father Goverment and Mother EPA can this technology succeed.

    When it succeeds we are done as an economic power in the world. Barry and his thick as thieves Moslems are at the gate. One chance in 2012 to make this go away. Don’t screw it up…

  • Multitude

    Inquiring journalists might want to understand the GE issue with respect to Solyndra. There had been considerations of GE’s potential acquisition after it picked up Primestar. I don’t know if the SEC wouldn’t clear it or if there were valuation differences. It’d be interesting to understand why part of the White House was green lighted to walk Solyndra’s debt packages past potential Federal roadblocks while the GE faction was betting on Primestar.

    http://bit.ly/gAp11J

  • http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/ DMartyr

    Obama throws Solyndra under the bus:

    Feds Launch Criminal Investigation Into Solyndra Dealings

  • bg

    ++

    HadEnough #66 September 9, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Harrison J. Bounel 😀

    more here..

    ==

  • rvette

    I have done some extra research and find out that the original application for the government loan was during George Bush’s administration, and most of the details on the loan were completed before Obama took office.
    Also the main reason for the bankruptcy was the cost of less technical solar panels, mainly made in China, decresing some 50% in the last three years. So their is a benefit as competition in world free markets has lowered the cost to the consumer for solar technology.
    It is not all political as many above have assumed.

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  • lizzy84

    @#73

    bg et al. Thanks.

    We Will Never Forget.

  • bg

    ++

    Multitude #75 September 9, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Soros et al do some heavy betting via the stock market, not
    to mention foreign, and did i mention foreign investments.. /s/

    ==

  • bg
  • bg

    ++

    lizzy84 #80 September 10, 2011 at 7:13 am

    you’re welcome.. :-)

    We Will Never Forget.

    ==

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  • A_Nonny_Mouse

    The article at market-ticker.org (see #25 “lizzy84” for link) indicates that somehow during Solyndra’s February restructuring, a private equity firm was given seniority (over the US Govt loan) for its $70-million dollar investment, and will get paid from the proceeds of bankruptcy before the US Govt gets paid for OUR $500-some-million of taxpayer money. (The article makes clear that this is HIGHLY UNUSUAL.) Wow! Ain’t nuthin’ that our ChicagObama crew can’t do…

    Same topic- see various Solyndra articles at ZeroHedge including this:
    http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/solyndra-obama-connection

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