Republicans have their own Solyndra

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    Rep. Upton pushed for loan to now-bankrupt solar company



    Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich), a leading GOP critic of the Obama administration’s loans to Solyndra, pressed the Energy Department in 2009 to back a Michigan solar firm that filed for bankruptcy this week.
    In a Dec. 2009 letter to Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Upton and the rest of the Michigan delegation pressed the department to issue loan guarantees for a slew of energy projects. Included on the list was United Solar Ovonic, which was seeking a taxpayer-backed loan guarantee to produce rooftop solar panels.


    “We believe these applications are worthy of serious consideration by the Energy Department,” the Michigan lawmakers wrote in the letter.


    Upton’s letter underscores the fact that Republicans, many of whom have pummeled the administration over the Solyndra controversy, pressed the Energy Department to back clean-energy projects in their home states.






    United Solar’s parent company, Energy Conversion Devices (ECD), filed for bankruptcy Tuesday. In a statement, ECD said United Solar filed its own separate bankruptcy petition. ECD said it plans to sell United Solar, but the company will continue to operate during the sale.

    Upton, the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has led a months-long investigation of the Obama administration’s 2009 loan guarantee to Solyndra, the California solar panel maker that filed for bankruptcy in September.


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    Typical Republican hypocrisy.
     
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    Solyndra is the Republican's Solyndra.
     
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    did the loan to the Michigan solar firm go through, after being pushed by Rep. Upton? If so, then it would be HIS Solyndra, not the GOP's.

    If not, then your point is moot.
     
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    Don't bother them with facts while they create a false claim.
     
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    I don't think they got an Energy Dept. loan, but they DID get $13 mil in stimulus...
     
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    He is the GOP's Representative, leading the House Energy committee.

    Maybe this link will help you:

    PCRM | Citizen Action Kit: Congress 101
     
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    1 GOP rep does not make the entire GOP. However, 1 President Obama DOES make the Obama administration.

    You're comparing apples to bananas.
     
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    He. Was. Chairman.

    That means he represented Republican interests for that committee.

    Are you really this stupid?
     
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    C'mon Synth, he was representing his STATE...
     

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