Your Hard Earned Tax Dollars at Work … US Labor Department Spends Stimulus Money for Ads During MSNBC Olbermann & Maddow Shows
Hmm … who knew that spending money for Obama ads on MSNBC by the US Department of Labor was a shovel ready job?
Shovel ready, the wasteful spending of the Obama stimulus fund appears to be more “propaganda” ready. Yup, your hard earned tax dollars down the tubes so that Barack Obama could promote and recruit young liberals for green jobs. But as stated by the Gateway Pundit, “the Obama administration said the decision to put the ads on MSNBC had nothing to do with politics.” Sure it didn’t. That’s why Obama would spend half a million dollars on green ads on a liberal network that no one watches. The commercials ran on MSNBC on shows hosted by Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann in 2009. Gee, and we thought these liberal hacks did Obama’s bidding for free.
The Labor Department paid out hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal stimulus funds to a public relations firm to run more than 100 commercials touting the Obama administration’s “green training” job efforts on two MSNBC cable shows, records show.
The commercials ran on MSNBC on shows hosted by Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann in 2009, but the contract didn’t report any jobs created, according to records reviewed recently by The Washington Times.
Spending reports under the federal Recovery Act show $495,000 paid to McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations LLC, which the Labor Department hired to raise awareness “among employers and influencers about the [Job Corps] program’s existing and new training initiatives in high growth and environmentally friendly career areas” as well as spreading the word to prospective Job Corps enrollees.
No liberal media bias here and quid pro quo.
Will President Barack Obama Ever Learn … Obama Administration Announces More Solar Energy Projects After So Many Solyndra’s Have Failed
The Obama-Alinsky doubling down on solar energy …
It’s called beating a dead horse, but not when it comes to President Barack Obama and solar energy backed government projects. For Obama it is called a failed green energy agenda. The Obama administration has announced more solar energy projects, even after so many have miserable failed like Solyndra et al. Check out the long, ever growing list HERE of the failed Obama green energy companies that were nothing more than a money grab of Obama donors.
The Obama administration will open public lands in six Western states to more solar projects as part of a solar energy road map it publicized Tuesday.
The Interior Department set aside 285,000 acres in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah for the initiative. Firms can apply for waivers to develop projects on an additional 19 million acres.
Calling the announcement a “proud moment,” Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told reporters in a conference call Tuesday that it reaffirms Obama’s commitment to solar power. He noted public lands hosted no solar projects when Obama took office.
The administration has since approved 17 major solar projects on public lands producing about 6,000 megawatts of power, Salazar said.
I guess this is what Obama is talking about when he says. “You didn’t build that business”. However, he didn’t help build these businesses either, he helped destroy them. Imagine, just imagine if the Obama government actually allowed such land to be used for gas, oil exploration?
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.
Barack Obama Green Jobs … Bus Driver of Hybrid Bus, Any School Bus Driver, Sweeper of Floor at Solar Plant, Bicycle Shop Clerks & Porta-Potty Cleaners Considered Green Jobs (VIDEO)
What a joke … under Barack Obama and his so-called “Green” job agenda, the Labor Department “has jeopardized the integrity of employment data in some cases for clearly political reasons.” Bus drivers and bicycle shop clerks are considered “green” jobs. Far be it from the Obama administration to actually report green jobs appropriately. What, Obama inflate job numbers, say it isn’t so! As Bill Clinton would say, it all depends on what “green”, is.
The Obama administration on Wednesday acknowledged a wide-ranging definition of “green jobs” that includes bus driver, bicycle-shop clerk and other unexpected lines of employment, which the chairman of the GOP-led House oversight committee said is being done for “clearly political purposes.”
GOP Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, made the assertion during a hearing on how the administration counts so-called green jobs and the Labor Department’s recent change to how reporters can access key unemployment reports and other information.
Rep Darrell Issa (R-CA ) Questions BLS Director John Galvin on “Green Jobs” Numbers Reporting
check out 3:15 where Issa asks what is an Obama green job
The Labor Department “has jeopardized the integrity of employment data in some cases for clearly political reasons,” he said.
Issa suggested the administration is reclassifying such jobs to prove that billions of taxpayer dollars, through the federal stimulus program, have created green, or environmentally-focused jobs – a major initiative for President Obama.
YUP … The most transparent Presidency, EVAH!!!
Green Energy, Solar Hazardous Waste??? Solyndra Maybe Bankrupt & Gone … No Jobs, No Stimulus Money … But We Got Toxic Waste
More from Obama’s “green” energy failure …
Solyndra may be bankrupt, so-called green jobs gone, the buildings for sale and $535 million of tax payer stimulus dollars evaporated into thin air, but according to CBS5 in San Fransisco … we have toxic waste. Hmm, the “Greenies” never mentioned the leftover hazardous materials dangerous to the environment bi-products of green energy.
Three months ago, CBS 5 caught Solyndra tossing millions of dollars worth of brand new glass tubes used to make solar panels. Now the bankrupt solar firm, once touted as a symbol of green technology, may be trying to abandon toxic waste.
It’s a tedious process. Slowly but surely, the shattered remains of brand new solar panel tubes head to a recycling plant in Hayward.
Meanwhile the next phase of the company’s liquidation is under way. It involves getting rid of all the heavy metals left inside the building that were used to make the panels.
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Doug Powers at Michelle Malkin.com brings up a rather interesting dichotomy when it comes to so-called “green” energy.
As you read this keep in mind that the whole pitch for projects like Solyndra revolves around “clean” energy and saving the environment — which is harder to take seriously every time the term “solar waste” is used to describe the potentially dangerous aftermath.
Another Obama Green Energy Company Bites the Dust … Solar Trust Files Bankruptcy … Tax Payers Out Billions
Another one of Barack Obama’s “green” energy companies bites the dust . Solar Trust of America files bankruptcy. But don’t worry, its not like this was a Solydra, it was worse. The U.S. Department of Energy had awarded a $2.1 billion loan guarantee to Solar Trust of America for a solar thermal power plant near Blythe, CA. That is correct tax payers … $2.1 billion!!!
2.1 Billion Dollars BA-HA-HA-HA
Quickly running out of money, solar-project developer Solar Trust of America LLC filed for bankruptcy before it could finish a multibillion-dollar solar plant in California that was planned to generate electricity as one of the world’s largest solar-power projects.
The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware on Monday after majority owner Solar Millennium AG—now under the control of a German bankruptcy professional—stopped putting money into the company.
Who knew that we would look back upon the bankruptcy of Solyndra as a drop in the tax payers wasted money bucket? Just how many “green” jobs have been lost under Obama?
The Lonely Conservative opines that Barack Obama is making the political rounds on the campaign trail saying the Republicans want to cut his investments in green companies. And Obama thinks that doubling down and defending “green” companies that have lost the American tax payers billions of dollars is a winning argument? Really? No wonder he has switched to now making not so vale threats to the SCOTUS.
Think this is not a hot button issue for the 2012 election that is simmering beneath the surface? “We the People” are getting sick and tired of Obama picking “winners and losers”, mainly losers with our money.
Hmm … sorry, delayed post, got hung up in scheduler.
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?
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.
THE MSM – OBAMA DOUBLE STANDARD CONTINUES, THEY ARE ALL IN ON OBAMA PROPAGANDA …
When Barack Obama became President of the United States gas prices were at a national average of $1.84 a gallon. Flash forward to present day and the national gas average is $3.89. However, what was a negative news story for George W. Bush and the increasing gas prices is not even close to the same story spewed by the liberal MSM. Go figure.
Hot Air points out the continues and obvious bias media coverage of high gas prices under President Obama and former President GWB. Isn’t amazing that under GWB the media stated that the high gas prices were going to affect him and the GOP in the 2006 midterms. Guess what, they did. However, gas prices are at all time highs for this time of the year and that same bias MSM states that Obama cannot affect the gas prices and its not his fault. It gets worse, the MSM is actually portraying high gas prices as a positive. The truth of the matter is high gas prices will affect the 2012 elections for Obama and all Democrats.
Tim Graham outlined the differences between media coverage of high gas prices under George W. Bush and gas prices under Barack Obama. Bet you can guess which president received more leniency!
This really isn’t a hard or complicated issue to understand. A wide variety of factors contribute to the price of gas. The president doesn’t have control over all of them — but he does have significant control over energy policy in the United States and energy policy is one of the factors that contributes to the price of gas …
NewsBusters has the full transcript:
TIM GRAHAM: Certainly in 2006, George W. Bush got a much harsher press. It was really kind of funny because they were saying that things were going to go really badly for Bush in the midterm elections, which of course they did. But when gas prices went down in the fall of 2006, then Katie Couric did story where she basically said, “Is this an oil industry plot to drop the gas prices before the elections?” They just assume whatever spin that they can find. Yeah. The front page of New York Times this morning? “U.S. Inches Towards Goal of Energy Independence.”
Another White House Document Dump Shows the Obama White House Was “All Hands on Deck” in Reaction to Solyndra’s Imminent Collapse
How come President Barack Obama does not take the same credit for his involvement in Solyndra as he falsely tries to now do for the Keystone XL Pipeline?
The Barack Obama Administration gave millions to Solyndra in wasted tax payer stimulus money and touted it as their “shining green energy company on the hill”. Now Obama and his minions cannot run fast enough away from the bankrupt solar energy panel. Just a couple of days ago, Obama said that Solyndra “was not our program per se.” Obama actually blamed Congress for its failure. Dear Mr. President, you can run but you cannot hide. This scandal is going to follow you to election day. Barack Obama can not run from the truth even if they attempt to continue Friday night document dumps when they think no one is looking.
Obama & WH minions, all hands on deck, per se …
The latest document dump as reported by The Hill shows that the Obama White House was all-hands-on-deck as the Solyndra collapse neared. Obama and his minions knew how deep they were in the Solyndra mess and also knew this was a political mess for Obama.
Several key White House offices were involved with the Obama administration’s messaging plans and other preparations as the collapse of the taxpayer-backed solar company Solyndra was imminent, newly released documents show.
The latest White House documents delivered to House Republicans on Friday again highlight the extent to which senior administration officials braced for the fallout as Solyndra – a company President Obama had personally visited – was about to go under.
A White House memo that noted the danger of “imminent bankruptcy” at the end of August 2011 says, “OMB, DPC and NEC have been working with press and OLA to be prepared for this news to break.”
Just curious, why would the Obama White House be so concerned and be in panic mode about Solyndra going belly up if as Doug Powers opines at Michelle Malkin.com, “the bad news from a program that wasn’t theirs… per se.” Touché!!! The PJ Tatler asks the same question that has become obvious to all, “Why Was His Administration in Fire Drill Mode as it Collapsed? Instead, Obama shamefully blamed Congress for Solyndra’s failure and tried to distance himself from his hand picked green company. Listen HERE to Obama’s unbelievable comments that where The “Lying” King told Marketplace that “this was not our program.”
It is obvious that Solyndra was nothing about job creation, it was politics that dominated Obama’s green energy program, not job creation. The voters might want to remember in November.
Obamanomics & Green Energy: US Taxpayers Pay Solar Firm ‘First Solar’ to Sell Solar Panels to Itself
As gas prices continue to skyrocket out of control, President Obama heads out to shill for his failed “green” energy agenda. Take a good look at the shell game that is being played at the expense of ‘We the People”.
Obamanomics … You just can’t make this stuff up. Thanks to Barack Obama and his ‘green” energy agenda, American tax payers actually subsidized First Solar, a solar company that received a US taxpayer loan guarantee to sell solar panels. The problem, the company sold the solar panels to itself. UNREAL!
Every wonder why our economy is in disarray under Obama? Barack Obama and his minions are actually trying to make solar energy appear more viable than it really is. Welcome to the Obama green energy shell game where the buyer and seller are the same individual.
A heavily subsidized solar company received a U.S. taxpayer loan guarantee to sell solar panels to itself.
First Solar is the company. The subsidy came from the Export-Import Bank, which President Obama and Harry Reid are currently fighting to extend and expand. The underlying issue is how Obama’s insistence on green-energy subsidies and export subsidies manifests itself as rank corporate welfare.
Here’s the road of subsidies these solar panels followed from Perrysburg, Ohio, to St. Clair, Ontario.
First Solar is an Arizona-based manufacturer of solar panels. In 2010, the Obama administration awarded the company $16.3 million to expand its factory in Ohio — a subsidy Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland touted in his failed re-election bid that year.
Connect the dots of Obama’s solar energy corporate welfare … This reminds me of a ‘Married With Children’ episode where Peg was selling cosmetics and making a commission from the sales. The only problem was she was taking Al’s money to pay for the product. At least Peg Bundy was not using American tax payer dollars to claim she made a profit.
After First Solar pocketed this $17.3 million in government grants and $15 million in government loans, Ex-Im entered the scene.
In September 2011, Ex-Im approved $455.7 million in loan guarantees to subsidize the sale of solar panels to two solar farms in Canada. That means if the solar farm ever defaults, the taxpayers pick up the tab, ensuring First Solar gets paid.
But the buyer, in this case, was First Solar.