Skip to comments.Obama's Corporate Cronies?
Posted on 09/07/2012 10:53:41 AM PDT by ctdonath2
Does anyone have a concise list of the Obama's "crony capitalism" conspirators? Like Solyndra, companies which barely existed being given huge sums for questionable goals, putting on a good but brief show, then evaporating.
Your favorite leftist is a moron.
just a few of the “green” ones:
Solyndra (received $535 million)
Beacon Power (received $43 million)
AES subsidiary Eastern Energy
Nevada Geothermal (received $98.5 million)
SunPower (received $1.5 billion)
First Solar (received $1.46 billion)
Babcock & Brown (an Australian company which received $178 million)
Ener1 (subsidiary EnerDel received $118.5 million)
Amonix (received 5.9 million)
The National Renewable Energy Lab
Abound Solar (received $400 million)
Chevy Volt (taxpayers basically own GM)
Solar Trust of America
A123 Systems (received $279 million)
Willard & Kelsey Solar Group (received $6 million)
Johnson Controls (received $299 million)
Schneider Electric (received $86 million)
Calling him a moron will not persuade him.
Showing a long list of billions of dollars disappearing down impromptu rabbit holes might.
any/all corporations involved with John Corzine...
No list, but you might start with this:
$5B. A good start.
I don’t see Goldman Sachs on that list. As far as I am concerned Goldman Sachs should be at the top. After that, I would have Warren Buffet and his BNSF.
Here’s a article that names some of the earliest partners:
you have a list ping
that was just the “greenies” list...banksters would be another category.
Here is a list on Solyndra
Rich Dems Downplaying Donations In order for Obama to play populist card, they must keep donations quiet
Goldman Sachs personnel in the ObamaWhite House
IMHO, the #1 crony company of Obama’s is GE. Geoffry Imelt is a crook.
What about the billions the US is supplying to Brazil? Remember when Obama told the Brazilians that he wanted the US to be their #1 customer?
Obama says otherwise, but he’s working very hard to make the US as dependent as possible on foreign energy sources.
I can see why you would say that GE was number one, but recently I have become aware that Goldman Sachs is buying up infrastructure projects all over the world. The ones in this country will get funding through the transportation bill, thanks to Patty Murray. and that is only one area that Goldman is involved in with Obama.
Wasn’t John Corzine formerly in charge at Goldman Sachs?
That would probably explain Holder’s decision that no laws were broken in the pillaging of MF Global.
We are truly living in a lawless country for the connected, worthy of a Banana Republic.
First of all, Mr. Corzine ran Goldman Sachs. Goldman Sachs is above the law. Those who thought Dominique Strauss-Khan had diplomatic immunity should see what real immunity looks like. Goldman Sachs is our government. Robert Rubin, Timothy Geithner, Hank Paulson, and Jon Corzine have lifetime immunity from criminal prosecution. This is why Mr. Geithner (He actually did not work there, but most people think he did) was not required to pay his taxes and why Mr. Corzine is allowed to steal from his customers (To be fair to Mr. Paulson and Mr. Rubin, they have not been accused of crimes. TARP can be argued on its merits, but it was legal).
Goldman Sachs is "too big to fail." This is why Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns were allowed to (appropriately) burn but Goldman Sachs had to be saved. The United States government did not want to admit that the "best and brightest" it hired to run this nation may be overrated in the skills department. Then, heaven forbid, people may question future hiring practices by our politicians. When Goldman Sachs was accused of wrongdoing that was far more serious than their competitors, they were given a finger wagging and sent to bed with their five course meal, but without dessert. The government then apologized and gave them extra dessert later on. Goldman Sachs is King, and to quote Mel Brooks, "It's good to be the King."
The second reason Jon Corzine is above the law is his political ideology. Jon Corzine is a liberal. Actually, he is a leftist, with views every bit as far left as Socialist Bernie Sanders. He is a "progressive," which automatically carries with it the aura of being noble, virtuous, and caring. As with most leftists, results are irrelevant. Intentions are all that matters. More than one liberal columnist pointed out that Jon Corzine favors single-payer healthcare, gay marriage, abortion on demand, and cap-and-trade legislation. In other words, he is a saint. In the same way good deeds by conservatives are ignored simply because they are conservatives, all bad behavior by liberals can be washed away by simply being liberal.
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