The fraud and waste behind Obama’s “green jobs scam”

By now were all pretty much familiar with the Solyndra scandal. If not you can go here and here and read these posts by the Sound Off Sister Plus I have included a video on the Solyndra investigation below. But all you really need to know is that this solar panel company, pretty much owned by Barack Obama supporter went belly up and took more than $500 million of your tax money with it. Now it turns out, Solyndra is not the only green jobs company with ties to Obama.

In a report this morning in the Washington Examiner, Tim Carney points out all of the green company handouts  that went to friends of Barack Obama.

  • Al Gore acolyte Cathy Zoi was Obama’s assistant secretary for energy efficiency and renewable energy while her husband was an executive at a company that received direct subsidies from the Obama administration and profited from the Cash-for-Caulkers bill Zoi’s division implemented. Zoi has since left DOE to run a clean-tech hedge fund owned in large part by Democratic mega-donor George Soros.
  • A group of Democratic operatives have formed an investment company called U.S. Renewable Energy Group, or US-REG, which seems to exist for the sake of buying green-tech companies, and then helping them get subsidies. In at least one case, US-REG appeared to be a U.S. beard for a Chinese company seeking U.S. dollars to make wind turbines in China.
  • Treasury Department chief of staff Mark Patterson was a Goldman Sachs lobbyist advocating susbidies for cellulosic ethanol while Goldman was buying up a cellulosic ethanol company. Patterson never received a waiver from the administration’s restrictions on former lobbyists, but the adminstration has never explained how a Goldman lobbyist could work at Treasury without working on issues affecting tax law, finance, banking, or Goldman.
  • A Soperton, Ga., ethanol plant — founded by major Democratic donor Vinod Khosla —  sucked up more than $162 in federal and state subsidies before shutting down without ever producing a drop of ethanol.

Carney has more. Go read it all. But the long and short of it is the green jobs scam is just another way for the political elite to take your money.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICKciHGckcE

22 replies
  1. sammy22
    sammy22 says:

    Starting to sound like anything “green” is the new whipping boy on the block. Since global warming or climate change seem to have run their course as whipping boys, it’s time for a new one.

    • Dimsdale
      Dimsdale says:

      No, just these fake green projects that are really political money laundering schemes by the Democrats pretending to be “green”.? AGW or climate change have run their course and have been found wanting.?
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      I suppose the projects are green, but only the kind of green found on greenbacks.
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      How can we resist criticizing this parade of political farces when ?bama and the Democrats are so obliging by continually bringing them up?

  2. Lynn
    Lynn says:

    Oh Sammy and Dims, if there is one thing we should all be able to agree on, it’s that ALL of this pork and political cronyism is wrong. Both sides, this is OUR money. Can’t we all just stop and condemn it all. Congress should just stop all legislation until they have closed? all worthless Depts. and give- aways. Let’s get rid of the leeches and parasites.? I want my granddaughters to have a government that protects them from harm not a Robin Hood from Sherwood Forest Govt.?
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    Sorry I guess I’m in a Pollyanna mode today! Continue the debate……

  3. Lynn
    Lynn says:

    Ok, scattered blonde that I am,? just realized I started one way and changed at the end. Taylor Caldwell just gets in the way of my Pollyanna side.

  4. JBS
    JBS says:

    Perfidy and malfeasance are the hallmarks of this administration. I am reminded of the Clinton administration’s tag of F.O.B. Friends of Bill.
    Today F.O.B. stands fir friends of Barry. As president, he has played fast and loose with the law and loves to skirt it whenever he can to fulfill his vision of America. This green energy scam is just one of many shady endeavors that this regime has undertaken. He will stop at nothing to promote his socialist/Democrat inspired policies; money into the pockets of his friends, guns to criminals to ultimately kill the Second Amendment, regulations to hobble business and circumvent Congress, etc. Of course, if you are a friend of Barry, you will likely get contracts, grants, patronage. If you are not a friend of the regime, look out!

  5. sammy22
    sammy22 says:

    There are some people who still believe the earth is flat, and some scientists continue to believe that Einstein’s theories are wanting. If you’re looking for “perfection” in science don’t bother. Think the “Uncertainty Principle”. While you can laugh at Pres. Obama and the Dems, I find amusement in Bachmann, Palin and others of the conservative persuasion.

    • Dimsdale
      Dimsdale says:

      Isn’t the perfection in science issue associated with those that think climate science is final and there is “consensus” that their theories are absolutely correct??
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      Fundamentalism is no more useful in science than it is in religion, and nearly as dangerous.? Formulating economy crushing policy based on poorly understood (and sometimes faked) research is no laughing matter.

  6. Lynn
    Lynn says:

    Boy Sammy, I am really trying to laugh with you, and I do mostly. However, it is getting harder and harder. Let’s sing “The wheels on the bus go round and round” so we can start laughing together.

  7. sammy22
    sammy22 says:

    Lynn, while we all laugh, or try to, nothing is happening to solve anything, other than to point fingers. All that the Reps keep saying is that their “programs” are being passed in the House and stalled in the Senate. No compromises, no let’s find a way to move forward. If you get your wishes in 2012, I predict that gridlock will continue. Simple as that.

    • Dimsdale
      Dimsdale says:

      We saw the destructive value of unrestrained “compromise” when the Dems controlled the Congress from 2007, and even more so when ?bama took over the White House.

  8. sammy22
    sammy22 says:

    Dims, always a victim. Can’t change that attitude, eh? Have not learned how to make a deal where each side gets something each side wants. If the Reps win everything in 2012, then we’ll have another “Bush-like” era?

    • crystal4
      crystal4 says:

      Another “Bush-like” era will be the end of us.
      I look at the participants in the rep debate and can’t sleep at night.

      • Dimsdale
        Dimsdale says:

        Compared to today, under the tender ministrations of an “?bama era” (error?), the Bush years were a paradise.
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        I look at the Democrat candidate, and I can’t sleep at night, and, according to the polls, I am not alone.

    • Dimsdale
      Dimsdale says:

      Pointing out the blatant hypocrisy in the cries for “compromise” and “hands across the aisle” from the Democrats does not call for a change in attitude; it calls for a change in the presidency.? And the controlling interest in the Senate.
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      You make my point for me: where in the first two years of the ?bama presidency did the president or the Democrat leadership “make a deal where each side gets something each side wants”??? And that socialist nightmare hasn’t even reared its ugly head yet.

  9. NMSDad
    NMSDad says:

    Isn’t it interesting that the BHO administration has made sure that the parties most valuable to him personally are the ones at the front of the line to get reimbursed from a bankruptcy resolution? With GM, it was the unions (not the investors) and with Solyndra, it’s BHO’s benefactor (not the investors–you and me).

    • Dimsdale
      Dimsdale says:

      To wit (http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Cheney_Energy_Task_Force):

      “The National Energy Policy Development Group was a group, created by Executive Order on January 29, 2001, that was chaired by Vice President Richard Cheney. The group, commonly referred to as the “Cheney Energy Task Force,” produced a National Energy Policy report in May 2001. In a cover note to George W. Bush, Cheney wrote that “we have developed a national energy policy designed to help bring together business, government, local communities and citizens to promote dependable, affordable and environmentally sound energy for the future.”? The composition of the task force, according to the report, was confined to government officials.”

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      <p…

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