“they do not come close to the destructive TP hypocrites in the House- Joe Walsh- is a disgrace- He should get a real job- pay his exwife- support his kids and keep his mouth shut until the can practice what he preaches- since he hates government what is he doing getting a tax payer paid salary- retirement- healthcare- I don't see him demanding a reduction in the wages of the members of the House-”
“Fox’s Trace Gallagher: “[M]any experts say there was nothing about this company that was at all promising.” [Fox News, America Live, 9/15/11]
FACT: Solyndra Was Seen By Many As Promising
Solyndra Raised $1 Billion In Private Capital. Time noted that “in addition to government loan guarantees, Solyndra also scored over $1 billion in private capital–including from GOP-friendly investors like the Walton family of Wal-Mart.”
IT’s Technology Review Chose Solyndra As One Of The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies. The Technology Review evaluated companies based on their “business model[s], strategies for deploying and scaling up its technologies, and the likelihood of success.” [Technology Review, 2/23/10
Reuters: Venture Capitalists Point To Solyndra As One Of The Top 10 Companies “Ripest” To Go Public. Reuters reported in August 2009:
Analyst Cited Solyndra As A Company That Could Have A “Breakthrough Around Cost And Efficiency.” From an April 2009 San Jose Mercury News report:
WSJ Also Ranked Solyndra In Top Five “Next Big” Venture-Backed Companies.
Quite a different story than what the media and FOX News- the TP- the fake anti government Reps are telling- Ask Joe Walsh he is running again- has massive debt- he likes that $187,000 salary- with taxpayer paid healthcare and retirement- works two weeks gets a week off deal- these are the people you listen to?”
“Michelle Malkin: “One of the hugest investors in the massively failed enterprise just happens to be one of Obama’s largest funders, a man named George Kaiser … You got crony capitalism.” [Fox News, Hannity, 9/14/11, via Nexis]
FACTS:Second Largest Investor In Solyndra Was A Major Donor To Republicans. The Los Angeles Times reported:
Although Solyndra’s biggest private investor was a venture capital fund affiliated with Kaiser, its second largest investor was a fund linked to the Walton family, of Wal-Mart renown, a major donor to Republicans. Kaiser has denied he ever spoke to the Obama administration about the Solyndra loan.
The chief executive of Solyndra, Brian Harrison, is a registered Republican, according to the San Jose Mercury News. [Los Angeles Times, 9/13/11]
And another venture capital firm, Madrone Capital Partners, which is tied to the GOP-leaning Walton family, was one of 10 firms that helped Solyndra raise about $144 million in November 2008.
n Washington, Victoria Sanville, one of the company’s two in-house lobbyists, had previously worked for four House Republicans: Sam Graves of Missouri, Peter Roskam of Illinois, John Sweeney of New York and George Gekas of Pennsylvania.”
“FACTS TP-Repub don't deal with facts but here they are:
he 2006 solicitation resulted in 143 submissions. The loan program staff and others at the department reviewed those for eligibility, which is a thinner review than the full due diligence, and recommended 16 applications to file a full application. A dozen did so. Solyndra was one of those. And the department conducted due diligence on all of those 11. [House Energy and Commerce Committee, 9/14/11, via Nexis Last time I check Obama wasn't President in 2006- I am sure the TP will find a way to say he was-
he 2006 solicitation resulted in 143 submissions. The loan program staff and others at the department reviewed those for eligibility, which is a thinner review than the full due diligence, and recommended 16 applications to file a full application. A dozen did so. Solyndra was one of those. And the department conducted due diligence on all of those 11. [House Energy and Commerce Committee, 9/14/11, via Nexis”
“TPSPEAK: never defend attack attack attack- never use facts
EX:Fox Nation: “Bush Admin. Voted AGAINST Solyndra Loan.” [Fox Nation, 9/14/11]
FoxNews.com: Bush credit committee “decided ‘not to engage in further discussions with Solyndra.’” [FoxNews.com, 9/14/11]
Bill O’Reilly: The Bush administration “shut it down. And then as soon as the president, the current president, Obama took office they started it up again.” [Fox News, The O'Reilly Factor, 9/16/11, via Nexis]
Fox’s David Asman: Bush administration “nixed the loans.” [Fox Business, America's Nightly Scoreboard, 9/17/11, via Nexis]
Fox’s Stephen Hayes: “Bush administration “cut off the discussions with Solyndra.” [Fox News,Special Report, 9/15/11, via Nexis]
THE TRUTH: Bush Admin. Advanced 16 Projects, Including Solyndra, Out Of 143 Submissions. The Department of Energy’s Loan Guarantee Program was created by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and expanded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. At a congressional hearing, Jonathan Silver, the Executive Director of Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office, testified that the Bush administration’s DOE [Department of Energy] selected Solyndra from 143 submissions to move forward in the process”
beau taylor on Sep 22, 2011 at 12:28:37
“True fact: TP's and PUG's love lies, it's their story and they're sticking to it.”
“To set the record straight, Climate Progress is publishing this timeline — verified by Department of Energy officials — that shows how the loan guarantee came together under both administrations. In fact, rather than rushing the loan for Solyndra through, the Obama Administration restructured the original Bush-era deal to further protect the taxpayers’ investment:" but don't let the facts get in your way!!”
“"Because one of the Solyndra investors, Argonaut Venture Capital, is funded by George Kaiser — a man who donated money to the Obama campaign — the loan guarantee has been attacked as being political in nature. What critics don’t mention is that one of the earliest and largest investors, Madrone Capital Partners, is funded by the family that started Wal-Mart, the Waltons. The Waltons have donated millions of dollars to Republican candidates over the years." the media has decided on a narrative that matches right-wing talking points but not the facts. For instance, Bloomberg had this incredibly misleading headline yesterday, “Obama Team Backed $535 Million Solyndra Aid as Auditor Warned on Finances.” If you replace “backed” with “touted,” that would be accurate. But the headline makes it seem like the White House had decided to give $535 million to a company after an auditor had said it was financially troubled.
You have to read half the story to learn that the loan guarantee was made in 2009 and the audit was done in 2010 after market conditions had sharply worsened! And the Bloomberg story never explains that the company itself raised $250 million from private investors after the supposedly devastating audit!”
“wrong-It’s often claimed that the Solyndra loan guarantee was “rushed through” by the Obama Administration for political reasons. In fact, the Solyndra loan guarantee was a multi-year process that the Bush Administration launched in 2007.
You’d never know from the media coverage that:
The Bush team tried to conditionally approve the Solyndra loan just before President Obama took office.
The company’s backers included private investors who had diverse political interests.
The loan comprises just 1.3% of DOE’s overall loan portfolio. when is Fox News going to tell the truth and stick to facts”
“Prominent politicians and leaders, including former President Jimmy Carter, Al Sharpton, Pope Benedict XVI, Nobel laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu, presidential candidate Bob Barr and former FBI Director and judge William S. Sessions called upon the courts to grant Davis a new trial or evidentiary hearing. They felt he deserved a stay- So did a Republican- a former warden from the prison-”
Right Whale on Sep 22, 2011 at 17:15:30
“well then, that group certainly has more sway than the SCOTUS has!”
“The case against him consisted entirely of witness testimony which contained inconsistencies even at the time of the trial. Since then, all but two of the state's non-police witnesses from the trial have recanted or contradicted their testimony.
Many of these witnesses have stated in sworn affidavits that they were pressured or coerced by police into testifying or signing statements against Troy Davis.
One of the two witnesses who has not recanted his testimony is Sylvester "Red" Coles — the principle alternative suspect, according to the defense, against whom there is new evidence implicating him as the gunman. Nine individuals have signed affidavits implicating Sylvester Coles. Your wrong- blinded-”
“"The American Jobs Act "Contains a full holiday on the 6.2% payroll tax firms pay for any growth in their payroll up to $50 million, whether driven by new hires, increased wages or both." This actually requires businesses to hire someone BEFORE they get a tax cut. It also has been supported by Republicans AND Democrats and is the most effective of all tax cuts in supporting employment according to the CBO.'”
Sep 1, 2011 at 09:12:05
“I like all the expert opinions- what is wrong with so many of you- There is no need for these hateful posts- Dr Lipman is an expert in his field- spent 20 yrs treating people- Cleansing is recommended by many experts- I didn't know that HP had so many posters that have studied the science of cleansing- I have been to many lectures- recently form top researches from Harvard- This isn't snake oil- no need to post here if your not interested- Recent studies suggest that by 2020 50% of the US population will be obese- I would focus on that number and what that will do to healthcare costs if Doctor''s and the public do not get involved in wellness- Our cancer rates are skyrocketing- The health of this nation is under siege - We are getting sicker and you experts want to attack this Doctor- really? Maybe you work for junk food companies and are trools or are fans of the TP who want to continue eating junk allowing chemicals to be dump in our water- so corps can make huge profits as we get sicker and sicker”
Exey on Sep 1, 2011 at 14:28:07
“You sound very much like someone who is being paid to support a business with a positive, albeit AstroTurf review.”
“read the Ryan bill genius it gives oil companies billions of $$$ in tax cuts - To oil companies that he and his wife lease their land to- conflict of interest-
it also changes medicare into a voucher program and its not 10 yrs out- The CBO scored it it doesn't bring down the deficit His planned tax cuts uses up the so called savings from his cuts to programs that the majority of American's like-”
“lol you really don't believe Bachmann claims about bringing gas down to $1.60 a gallon ??talk about sheep- The TP just cost us a $1 billion dollars holding the FAA hostage- $1 trillion dollars due to their games on the debt ceiling- million of American's may face rising interest rates because of what the TP did with the debt crisis- take a good look into the mirror- yes we blame the TP for the direction the economy has taken- Since they have been in office instead of an improvement in jobs- GDP- jobs bills- things that would of continued to move us forward they are voting to take away women's right's- end the EPA allow chemical companies to dump their toxic waste into our waterways without permits ect- We are not running scared- if you did win in 2012 what are you going to do? cut taxes? That didn't work- how are you going to fix the economy not only in the US but globally- we are now interconnected and the world is watching and they think the TP is dangerous- not just to the US but overseas as well- Maybe the President should just hand it over to your party - it took 3 months in Wisconsin for the largest protests we have seen in yrs to end the TP takeover and its growing- The TP is a small minority and its shrinking-”
“stop watching Fox- You support the TP members that owe $100,000+ in back child support- oneis being sued defaulting on a $2.2 million dollar home loan which he claims the bank should of known he couldn't pay it- Many of the TP members haven't paid taxes- Cantor is shorting Government bonds- Ryan put billions of tax cuts into his budget for oil companies that he and his wife lease their land to- Bachmann took out a $400,000 government home loan then 3 weeks later threatened to shut down the program for anyone else- she benefits from farm subsides and medicaid the whole time screaming about spending- She has only had tax payer paid government jobs- education certainly not on the constitution- foreign policy or history- ect ect- and this is the group who thinks they should be lecturing the country on spending???”
“save us the Bush stuff- The TP is mainstream and gets all the media attention- vs a few people on the fringe- Bush is viewed as a war criminal in other countries- Cheney is ignoring requests to testify- quite a bit of difference-”
woodbutcherjohn on Aug 23, 2011 at 13:59:39
“I don't care how other countries view our leaders. Who is requesting Cheney to testify?”
“Hypocrites- Remember the birther movement- the signs at your rallies- calling the President a racist- tar baby- suggesting that he should be killed- that he's a terrorist- a monkey- multiply signs showing him and his wife as monkeys - Palin with the names of Dems with cross hairs- Death panels- round your kids up to take them to abortion clinics- Liberals are a cancer and need to be taken out- the list goes on and on- Why should the country be held hostage for a small minority that was funded by billionaires to promote their interest- the interests of the top1%- vs the other 98%- this is a reminder when the TP Congress people wrote a letter to the President to stop talking about their vote to end medicare as we know it- because the majority they ignore let the TP know they didn't want any changes just like the 70-80 % that want tax increases on the top% and corporations that the TP are protecting- they are not in sync with what American's want- the majority not a fringe group- When you hold the country hostage and risk not only the US credit rating - but the citizens of the US credit ratings- via rate increases at this tough time you deserve to be told to go to hell-”
“what a stupid statement- Progressives work their butts off- and do not ask for handouts- they are not against helping the poor so they do not die in the streets- The TP are hypocrites- They want military spending- oil subsides- Big Government to tell women what they can or can't do They want big government to put people in private for profit prisons that the tax payer pays for- they want big government medicare- Their idols Ryan- Bachmann- Cantor- Ryans budget gave billions in tax cuts to oil companies- he and his wife lease their land to and benefit from -Bachmann- medicaid- farm subsides- government home loans- she is all for big government when it benefits her- Walsh owes $100,000 in child support- others haven't paid their taxes- what a sad group The TP is a hateful uneducated greedy group”
“one good thing about this Wall Street- The Chamber of Commerce, ect who funded the TP 's campaigns and thought it would be a good thing- well they now see that electing crazies is back firing for them-”