Romney distorts truth on green jobs.

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    Blast from the Past.


    By MATTHEW MOSK (@mattmosk) and RONNIE GREENE
    ABC NEWS and IWATCH NEWS
    May 24, 2011

    The Obama administration bypassed procedural steps meant to protect taxpayers as it hurried to approve an energy loan guarantee to a politically-connected California solar power startup, ABC News and the Center for Public Integrity's iWatch News have learned.

    The Energy Department in March 2009 announced its intention to award Solyndra Inc. a $535 million loan guarantee before receiving final copies of outside reviews typically used to vet such deals. An independent federal auditor who has reviewed the energy loan program said moving so quickly without completing thorough reviews risked exposing the program to claims of political influence and put taxpayers at greater risk.

    "There's a consequence if you don't follow a rigorous process that's transparent," said Franklin Rusco, an analyst with the Government Accountability Office. "It makes the agency more susceptible to outside pressures, potentially."

    The Solyndra loan guarantee, advertised by the administration as part of its signature effort to create jobs while weaning the U.S. from traditional energy sources, already has drawn scrutiny on Capitol Hill. Republican members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee have requested documents from the Energy Department as part of an investigation into how the company qualified for government support and then, a year later, closed a plant, laid off workers, and eventually had to renegotiate the terms of the loan guarantee. The shortcuts at the dawn of the deal identified by government auditors have stoked more questions.

    The Obama Administration and Solyndra - ABC News
     
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    teh thruth is the green jobs are not working and now our trade job market is hurting.
     
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    Is some democrat now trying to claim that obama's green policy is a success?

    Come to California, I got a tank of gas to sell 'ya.
     
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    If the Obama administration people had requested information from anyone connected to the energy industry and the gross impracticality of many, many green efforts, they would have realized it is not a money-generating prospect and uses up more energy than a rocket uses to generate green for a small flashlight battery.

    Also, there is some evidence that led lights could harm human vision in excess.

    The purpose of a business is to procure a product for an amount everyday people can afford, and doubling gas prices to force people into submission to green failed energy is a travesty to the use of intelligent life.

    I think they knew this but failed to care.

    Why should they?

    The ones who make these decisions are rich, retire rich, and channel money to friends from "enemies." Obama tells Latinos to ‘punish our enemies,’ the GOP

    He doesn't tell Latinos he's the very person responsible for beating up the current energy business in the USA. He shut down American drillers in the Gulf of Mexico, and since that time, Russia and China have begun drilling south of Miami, and Russia is building a rocket-launching facility in Venezuela at the behest of Hugo Chavez who hates America because he is a jealous, maniacal bigot who has converted a free Venezuela into his fiefdom. As a consequence, Latinos like the rest of us have to pay double for gasoline, and food prices are running out of control. Oh, and those over here? They'll be subjected to the largest tax hike in the history of mankind when Obamacare goes into effect in early 2013. Add all this together, America is no longer a land of opportunity.
     
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    I worked at a nuclear power plant for 10 years before I retired. Overall opinion of everybody I knew there that was really in the know when it came to making electricity is that it costs much more to make electricity with wind powered equipment than any other way you could make electricity.
     
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    After we lost billions on these fake green companies, like Solyndra, the administration started looking for other jobs to count as new green jobs. Thing is, they weren't new jobs, just old ones such as recycling center workers or thrift store employees. By officially labeling the old jobs as green jobs, it looked like they were new ones created.

    Obama has failed with green jobs and a lot of our money magically disappeared. Fear not, I'm sure the money intended to build these companies was recycled into campaign donations.
     
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    Are you fucking kidding Me?

    Romney is distorting the truth and you use Van Jones as proof?

    Hey you stupid mother fucker (and Van Jones too!)....Those ARE green jobs....Romney told the truth! How fucking pathetic of you.
     
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    One of my husband's buddies in the Society of Professional Engineers had rented a space on some of his land for one of the first wind powered turbines out in nowhere Wyoming, the local power company chucked their million dollar investment, he picked it up for $10 grand, and 6 or 7 years later, he still lost money on that small of an amount.

    Wind power is one of the worst dogs out there. All he got was a few bucks a month in one of the windiest areas in the USA, and there were constant repairs. He was real upset.

    Democrats should talk around before they go throwing the people's money away on failed green junk. How in the world did they get a majority of the people voting them in only to get hornswaggled and screwed financially in one of the biggest swindles ever devised--the Green Movement.

    Bark, bark. Green energy is a real dog. :evil:

    For a while there, I wondered what T. Boone Pickens was doing with all his money being invested in ugly old wind farms all over southern Colorado and Northern Texas. I passed them every time I drove from Wyoming to visit family in s. TX. My husband just shook his head.

    Thanks for giving some of the best advice around, BBD. The country needs to hear from wise guys like you.

    <you must spread some reputation around before giving some to Big Black Dog again> :redface:
     
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    Did anyone else catch who the author of the piece the OP cites was? Van Jones President Obama's former Green jobs czar a fair and unbiased source on this topic if there ever was one. Do you guy's just assume no one will click on the links and check them out?
     

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