Barack Obama Unveils $500 Million Gun Violence Package Including Putting 1,000 Police Officers in Schools … I Thought the LEFT Scoffed at Police in Schools Suggested by the NRA?

TALK ABOUT LOST IN SMALLNESS … OBAMA UNVEILS $500 Million GUN VIOLENCE PACKAGE AND PLANS TO PUT 1000 POLICE OFFICERS IN SCHOOLS.

Today President Barack Obama unveiled a $500 million gun violence plan that included plans to put 1000 police officers in schools. Ok, three things come to mind here that are quite telling and somewhat interesting with regards to Obama’s anti-2nd Amendment agenda in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shootings. He also proposed his 23 executive orders that in retrospect looked rather weak and lame.

500 million dollars!!!

One, $500 million, that’s it? Barack Obama throws billions around like its water. Obama gave failed green energy companies Solyndra $535 million, Fisker Automotive $529 million, Abound Solar $400 million, Willard and Kelsey Solar Group $700,981, let alone the rest of the green energy boondoggle failures. Yet, when it comes to the safety of the children Obama can only muster a measly $500 million. WOW, how big of him. The above referenced failed companies were provided over $2 billion of tax payer dollars, yet he comes up with $500 million for the children’s safety. NICE!

Two, 1000 police officers? That’s it? How small can this president be? As of 2010,  from the National Center for Educational Statistics there were a reported approximate 98,000 schools in the United States of which 67,000 were elementary schools. To put this in its proper perspective, 1000 police officers represents 1% of all schools and 1.5% of elementary schools. Really Mr. President, that’s your plan to keep the children safe from gun violence like what occurred at Sandy Hook, placing police in 1% of schools in America?  “We the People” can you understand now why I say that Obama is not serious at all?

Three, how is it that Obama is putting any police officers in schools after NBC’s David Gregory and the collective LEFT mocked the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre for proposing that armed guards be at every school in America. The LEFT lost their collective minds when this was suggested, yet Obama considered it, well kinda. So instead Obama split the difference and suggested putting police officers in 1% of the schools. Meanwhile his children are well protected by armed men with guns. No one is saying that Obama’s children should not be protected, of course they should. However, they are no more important than other American parents children. How is it that “We the People’s” children are not deemed worthy of protection as well?

Braced for a fight, President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled the most sweeping proposals for curbing gun violence in two decades, pressing a reluctant Congress to pass universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting.

But the president, speaking at White House ceremony, focused his attention on the divided Congress, saying only lawmakers could enact the most effective measures for preventing more mass shootings.

“To make a real and lasting difference, Congress must act,” Obama said. “And Congress must act soon.”

The president vowed to use “whatever weight this office holds” to press lawmakers into action on his $500 million plan. He is also calling for improvements in school safety, including putting 1,000 police officers in schools and bolstering mental health care by training more health professionals to deal with young people who may be at risk.

Even supportive lawmakers say the president’s gun control proposals – most of which are opposed by the powerful National Rifle Association – face long odds on Capitol Hill.

 

 

 

One of the Best Lines of the Denver Presidential Debate … Romney Slams Obama,“You Don’t Just Pick Winners and Losers, You Pick Losers”

As the dust settled on last night’s Presidential debate in Denver, CO, it was obvious that Romney was a man with a plan and Obama looked like a kid who had studied the wrong chapters for a test and was left begging the moderator to ask the next question, wanting to use a lifeline and ask Bill Clinton what to say and looking to the MSM for the protective cover they have provided him for the past five years.

In the VIDEO below, Romney pounded Obama in the exchange over subsidies for oil vs. the $90 billion that Barack Obama gave to the failed “green” energy companies like Solyndra, Solar Trust, Abound Solar, What is the equivalent of 50 years of breaks. Then came one of the memorable lines of the night and it is about time some one called Obama on it. What better place than with 40-60 million viewers. Mitt Romney said of Obama last night, “You Don’t Just Pick Winners and Losers, You Pick Losers.” Ouch, that’s going to leave a mark.

President Obama was so thoroughly beaten last night that even the LEFT had to admit that Obama did a dismal job. During last nights debate I thought Obama was going to use his “LifeCall” medical alert device and say, “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up”.

Barack Obama Asks for Four More Years on the One Year Anniversary of the Bankruptcy of Solyndra … Oops

Talk about timing …

President Barack Obama is set to give his beg speech for four more years as President at the DNC convention on the one year anniversary of the Solyndra bankruptcy. On September 6, 2011, Solyndra filed a voluntary petition under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Delaware. Irony has a weird way of rearing its head, doesn’t it?

Solyndra was touted by President Barack Obama as a shining example of “green” jobs and the future of the American economy. During a visit to the California based solar power energy company, Obama had nothing but growing praise for his Obama example of the economy and jobs. Needless to say, Obama’s “green” job masterpiece has filed for bankruptcy.

Another Obama Green Energy Company Bites the Dust … Amonix Received $6 Million in Federal tax credits & a $15.6 Million Grant from the U.S. DOE

Forget Romney and Bain Capital, what about Barack Obama’s business track record with failed green energy companies and lost tax payer dollars all under the guise of creating jobs?

Add another “green” energy company to the failed Barack Obama trash pile of squandered US tax payer dollars. Amonix, a solar manufacturing plant in North Las Vegas that received $6 million in federal tax credits and a $15.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy has closed its doors. Amonix is described on their web page as the leading designer and manufacturer of concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) commercial solar power systems. Oops, not so much. Add Amonix to the growing list of failed companies touted by the Obama Midas touch like Solyndra, Abound Solar, Beacon Power …

ANOTHER OBAMA FUNDED GREEN ENERGY COMPANY ONE BITES THE DUST

The Amonix solar manufacturing plant in North Las Vegas, heavily financed under an Obama administration energy initiative, has closed its 214,000-square-foot facility 14 months after it opened. [...]

A designer and manufacturer of concentrated photovoltaic solar power systems, Amonix received $6 million in federal tax credits and a $15.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to build the plant in North Las Vegas.

Is it any wonder why, according to a recent Rasmussen poll, that 57% of Americans say that Venture Capital Firms are better job creators than government programs. Only a delusional 27% think the government does.

How’s Obama Doing Spending Your Tax Dollars?

As Yogi Berra would say, its deja vous all over again or in the case of Weasel Zippers, hmm stop me if this sounds familiar? Sadly this is all too familiar during the Obama regime. Obama has thrown away Americans hard earned tax dollars and failed, epically failed America. Add Amonix to the long list of Obama funded green energy companies.

  • Solar Trust of America: FAIL – Filed Bankruptcy in Oakland, CA, April 3, 2012 – On April 2, 2012
  • Bright Source: FAIL – Bright Source warned Obama’s Energy Department officials in March 2011 that delays in approving a $1.6 billion U.S. loan guarantee would embarrass the White House and force the solar-energy company to close. Lost Billions of dollars but Getting More Money To Keep Trying. Canyou say, “This isnt working?”
  • Solyndra: FAIL – Solyndra shut its doors and laid off 1100 workers in August 2011 After Billions in Losses
  • LSP Energy: FAIL – LSPEnergy LP  filed bankruptcy protection and a sale of its assets in Feb 2012
  • Energy Conversion Devices: FAIL – On February 14, 2012 Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. and its subsidiaries filed for bankruptcy
  • Abound Solar: FAIL – Abound Solar received a $400 million loan guarantee from Barack Obama announced in June, 2012 that it would file for bankruptcy
  • SunPower: FAIL – SunPower stopped producing solar cells last year at near bankruptcy restructured only with help of, get this, oil giant TOTAL who owns 60% stake. Irony! Still struggling…
  • Beacon Power: FAIL – Beacon Power Corp filed for bankruptcy Oct 2011 just a year after Obama approved $43 million loan Government loan guarantee
  • Ecotality: FAIL – ECOtality, a San Francisco green-tech company that never earned any money on the verge of bankruptcy after receiving roughly $115 million in two loan guarantees from Obama
  • A123 Solar: FAIL-A123 received $279 million from taxpayers thanks to President Obama’s Department of Energy loan guarantees and after Solyndra bankruptcy is getting another $500M from Obama and it has lost $400M
  • UniSolar: FAIL – Uni-Solar filed for Ch 11 bankruptcy in June 20 this year laid off hundreds got more Obama money still failing but still in business.
  • Azure Dynamics: FAIL – Azure Dynamics files for bankruptcy in June ter millions in Obama “Stimulus”
  • Evergreen Solar: FAIL  – Evergreen Solar received $527 Million in Taxpayer money from Obama filed bankruptcy
  • Ener1: FAIL received more than $100 million in government funding from the Obama administration  filed for bankruptcy January 2012

More from The Heritage Foundation and the Harry Reid backed belly up  solar panel manufacturer. Let’s see Obama tout this fiasco and lost tax payer dollars as a positive in the 2012 Presidential election.

Abound Solar Inc, Another DOE Company Awarded a $400 Million US Loan Guarantee Ceases Operations & Files Bankruptcy

Green energy solar company bankruptcies abound …

Add Abound Solar Inc, a Colorado based company, to the long list of so-called “green” company that made solar panels and had received Department of Energy loans has ceased operations and is filing bankruptcy. As President Barack Obama criticizes Mitt Romney for his work with Bain Capital, one might also want to ask Obama about his job creation skills with “belly up” companies like Abound Solar.

Abound Solar Inc., a U.S. solar manufacturer that was awarded a $400 million U.S. loan guarantee, will suspend operations and file for bankruptcy because its panels were too expensive to compete.

Abound borrowed about $70 million against the guarantee, the Loveland, Colorado-based company said today in a statement. It plans to file for bankruptcy protection in Wilmington, Delaware, next week.

The failure will follow that of Solyndra LLC, which shut down in August after receiving a $535 million loan guarantee from the same U.S. Energy Department program. Abound stopped production in February to focus on reducing costs after a global oversupply and increasing competition from China drove down the price of solar panels by half last year.

Great point made by the American Thinker with regards to these failed American solar panel companies.

I really wish these companies – and the government – would stop blaming China for their failures. China may be subsidizing their solar companies but in case you didn’t notice, so are we. The fact that we gave this loan guarantee to a sure fire loser of a company keeps proving the point about this idiotic energy department program; trying to pick winners in the alternative energy business is too risky for taxpayers to foot the bill if the bureaucrats are wrong.

Just more wasted tax payer money down the Obama “green” rabbit hole.

Happy Anniversary Barack Obama … Two Years Ago Today Obama Celebrates Solyndra … “The true engine of economic growth will always be companies like Solyndra.” … Too Bad It’s Bankrupt

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO BARRACK OBAMA AND SOLYNDRA …

Today is the two year anniversary of President Barack Obama traveling to Freemont, CA and touting the green energy company Solyndra as a “brighter and more prosperous future”. One has to look no further as to why the US economy and job growth is in the crapper than to listen to Obama’s words of praise regarding Solyndra, ”The true engine of economic growth will always be companies like Solyndra.” Really? Obama’s shining example of “green” energy and the future did not take long to go bankrupt.

But on this day in 2010, with Solyndra already facing serious obstacles, President Obama was filled with optimism. “The true engine of economic growth will always be companies like Solyndra,” the president said.  “Less than a year ago, we were standing on what was an empty lot.  But through the Recovery Act, this company received a loan to expand its operations.  This new factory is the result of those loans.”

“We’ve placed a big emphasis on clean energy,” Obama continued.  “It’s the right thing to do for our environment, it’s the right thing to do for our national security, but it’s also the right thing to do for our economy…When it’s completed in a few months, Solyndra expects to hire a thousand workers to manufacture solar panels and sell them across America and around the world.”

Hey Barack, how is that Solyndra-greeny thing working out for you today? We have no jobs, but we got solar panel toxic waste.

It is rather comical and disingenuous that Obama and his minions attack Mitt Romney for his days at Bain Capital and failures of Bain when Obama has a laundry list of failed green energy companies on his record. Does Barack Obama really want to compare his failed “public equity” financing record versus Mitt Romney’s private equity record?

Bankrupt & Failed Obama Green Energy Agenda … Solyndra Building for Sale

First the Barack Obama wasted $528 million tax payer Stimulus funded Solyndra declared bankruptcy, now the Solyndra building is for sale. Nice call President Obama, care to speculate more on your failed green energy agenda?

Solyndra: For Sale

As reported from the Weekly Standard:

Solyndra, the green energy firm that received $528 million in a Department of Energy loan, filed for bankruptcy in September. As Bloomberg reported, “Solyndra, heralded by President Barack Obama as proof that ‘the promise of clean energy isn’t just an article of faith,’ filed for bankruptcy in September, days before the FBI raided its headquarters in Fremont, California.

Obama Green Energy Failure: Fisker Automotive Received More than Half-Billion Dollars in Federal Loans … Laying off Workers at their Delaware & California Plants

Another Barack Obama “green” energy failure …

Fisker Automotive, a California based electric car start up company that received $529 million in loans to produce two lines of plug-in hybrid cars, is laying off workers in Delaware and California. Wow, who could have predicted that this would have been a waste of tax payer money? After all, as the Lonely Conservative reminds us the electric car goes for such a paltry cost of $100,000.

Delaware’s News Journal reports that Fisker Automotive, a California-based electric car start-up company, is laying off an undisclosed number of staff to try to reserve enough capital in order to qualify for more federal help from the Department of Energy, according to a Delaware state development official.

“They’re trying to preserve the cash that they have,” said Alan Levin told the News Journal. “And unfortunately, until they meet the milestone that DOE continues to set … they’re not able to access the additional capital that they need.”

The company also came under fire last year for taking federal loans while producing cars in Finland. Company officials told ABC News at the time that “there was no contract manufacturer in the U.S. that could actually produce our vehicle.” The company was working on reopening a shuttered General Motors plant in Wilmington to produce vehicles — an effort that top Obama administration officials lauded.

So lets get this correct. Obama’s answer to US jobs and the economy is wasteful spending to “green” companies like Solydra and Fisker … but The One says no to the  Keystone XL pipeline. We all know that Obama’s funding of these companies had nothing to do with jobs and everything to do with politics. Obama must go in 2012.

Hmmm Solyndragate … FBI RAIDS SOLYNDRA, the Barack Obama Backed & Funded Green Energy Failure

Things that make you go Hmmm … Should we call this Solyndragate or Greengate?

The FBI raided the headquarters if Solyndra, a green energy company that was given more than $500,000 in federal stimulus funds  and was praised by President Barack Obama as a leading green company of the future saying, “It’s here that companies like Solyndra are leading the way toward a brighter and more prosperous future”. Oops, once again Obama was horribly wrong as just last week Solyndra filed for bankruptcy. This could get dicey for Barack Obama as the Gateway Pundit opines, top Obama bundler George Kaiser, a principle investor in Solyndra, made multiple visits to the White House in the months before the company was granted a $535 million loan from the government.

FBI agents served search warrants this morning at Solyndra, the Fremont solar company that abruptly closed last week, two years after receiving more than $500 million in federal stimulus money, an agency official said.

The search is part of a joint investigation involving the FBI and the Department of Energy’s Office of Inspector General, said FBI spokeswoman Julianne Sohn, who declined to elaborate.

SOLYNDRA-Gate

Wasn’t it just last week that famed predictor Alan Lichman said that Obama would win in 2012, one of the reasons he gained points was that there was no scandals in his Administration. SM pointed out the “Fast & Furious” scandal and I guess we might be able to add Solyndra into that category as well. As stated at Powerline, they refer to it as
the Solyndra bankruptcy was the green energy equivalent of Charles Keating/Lincoln Savings collapse in the S & L debacle of 20 years ago.

What do Obama know and when did he know it? What of those 20 visits by Solyndra execs to the White House. Hmm, quid pro quo?

Solyndra is a microcosm of Barack Obama and the economy. He plays favorites with companies and pushes his radical green agenda praising companies as the future … which ultimately go belly up and are raided by the FBI.  Talk about the un-Midas touch.  Do you think that Obama has learned his lesson that the government cannot prop up green energy technology and call it a success when its a failure? No, the NRO has more of Obama’s obsession with green jobs at all cost and be damned if they are sustainable or not. This is why this President is a failure … he lives in a different reality, one where success is not necessary.

Will this story have legs and how will the public perceive Barack Obama now that the FBI raid of Solybdra follows the “Fast & Furious” scandal? The squeaky clean image of Obama may now be tarnished as well.

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