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Kaiser Foundation grant to Mrs. Obama’s health initiative sparks new Solyndra cronyism questions
The Daily Caller ^ | 09/18/2011 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 09/18/2011 7:14:02 PM PDT by martosko

A Daily Caller review of the George Kaiser Family Foundation’s income tax returns found that during the same year billionaire investor George Kaiser successfully secured $535 million in government loan guarantees for the now-failed solar panel manufacturer Solyndra, his private philanthropy donated to a political cause close to the hearts of several high-ranking Obama administration officials. Kaiser, a major Obama donor, was a frequent White House visitor during the week before the Obama administration approved that taxpayer-underwritten financial deal.

A $10,000 donation to the Urban Health Initiative at the University of Chicago Medical Center appears on the group’s 2009 tax forms. It was also in 2009 that Kaiser successfully sought to lock down a loan guarantee for the green-energy company Solyndra through his two investment vehicles: Argonaut Ventures and the GKFF Investment Company.

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1 posted on 09/18/2011 7:14:11 PM PDT by martosko
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To: martosko

Smells like a special prosecutor is needed immediately. Any gonads in Boner’s office? Guess not.


2 posted on 09/18/2011 7:15:45 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: bronxville

more...


3 posted on 09/18/2011 7:18:15 PM PDT by randita (Obama - chains you can bereave in.)
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To: martosko

Heads would be exploding in the media if this were a Republican scandal.


4 posted on 09/18/2011 7:18:38 PM PDT by hometoroost (Frodo lives!)
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To: martosko

This and the ATF scandal reeks. However, I doubt anyone does anything serious about either.


5 posted on 09/18/2011 7:19:27 PM PDT by edpc (Former Normalcy Bias Victim)
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To: martosko

Kaiser as in Kaiser Medical?


6 posted on 09/18/2011 7:20:25 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

If a special prosecutor is assigned, that person should investigate not only the solar companies but all the companies they bought equipment from. I bet the owners of those manufacturers are also complicit.


7 posted on 09/18/2011 7:23:49 PM PDT by RC2
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To: ColdOne

Kaiser as in Kaiser-Francis Oil Co
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Kaiser

He’s a schmuck.


8 posted on 09/18/2011 7:25:22 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: martosko
While this donation seems small compared to the far larger numbers involved in the Solyndra scandal, it adds to the pattern of possible connections between the Obama administration and the growing Solyndra scandal. Several of President Barack Obama’s senior inner-circle advisers worked with or for now-first lady Michelle Obama when she held a leadership post at the University of Chicago Medical Center and helped create the Urban Health Initiative program. The Washington Post reported in 2008 that Valerie Jarrett was the medical center’s chairwoman, and David Axelrod provided community support-building services. “One of Barack’s best friends, Eric Whitaker, is executive vice president at the center and is now in charge of the Urban Health Initiative,” the Post added in the year Obama was elected to the presidency
9 posted on 09/18/2011 7:25:56 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: martosko

10 posted on 09/18/2011 7:26:42 PM PDT by arkady_renko
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To: martosko

You mean that for 10k I can get 500M? I need to get in on this right away!


11 posted on 09/18/2011 7:28:10 PM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: FlyingEagle
Kaiser as in Kaiser-Francis Oil Co Thanks for info.
12 posted on 09/18/2011 7:30:07 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Aria

Only $10k to wifey’s employer. But much, much more to bamster’s crony’s, I’m sure.


13 posted on 09/18/2011 7:33:47 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Exactly! Where the hell are the Republicans. This is a stench that is raising to the stratosphere.


14 posted on 09/18/2011 7:42:19 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


15 posted on 09/18/2011 7:46:14 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: martosko; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; Nepeta; ...
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Kaiser Foundation grant to Mrs. Obama’s health initiative sparks new Solyndra cronyism questions

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Several of President Barack Obama’s senior inner-circle advisers worked with or for now-first lady Michelle Obama when she held a leadership post at the University of Chicago Medical Center and helped create the Urban Health Initiative program. The Washington Post reported in 2008 that Valerie Jarrett was the medical center’s chairwoman, and David Axelrod provided community support-building services.

“One of Barack’s best friends, Eric Whitaker, is executive vice president at the center and is now in charge of the Urban Health Initiative,”

16 posted on 09/18/2011 7:51:21 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: martosko

$10k for KP in donations, which actually helps to cure patients, is nothing compared to Kaiser’s heirs shenanigans and how they have destroyed the debate in this country.


17 posted on 09/18/2011 7:57:54 PM PDT by Carling (Sarah Palin Supported TARP Before She Was Against It)
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To: Steelfish

Too many political hacks on both sides of the aisle ya think? How about cleaning the sewer that is DC and ridding this nation of power-hungry, self-serving politicians in both parties?


18 posted on 09/18/2011 8:35:11 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Nachum

bump


19 posted on 09/19/2011 1:24:08 AM PDT by GOPJ (126 people were indicted for being terrorists in the last two years. Every one of them was Muslim.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead
Smells like a special prosecutor is needed immediately. Any gonads in Boner’s office? Guess not.

No kidding. The GOP should demand answers now. (won't hold my breath)

20 posted on 09/19/2011 1:29:42 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: ExTexasRedhead
uh....there are NO more special prosecutors's....been eliminated years ago.

Don't fire til you see the whites of their eyes.

21 posted on 09/19/2011 4:22:18 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: FlyingEagle

KAISER is an OIL EXECUTIVE???? OMG!


22 posted on 09/19/2011 4:23:21 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: FlyingEagle

Since when is Kaiser a Jewish name?? And he’s the richest person in Oklahoma that no one outside has ever heard of!!


23 posted on 09/19/2011 4:27:06 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Nachum

I’m still confused. Is this the same Kaiser foundation that operates Kaiser Permanente medical facilities? Is this George Kaiser related to Henry Kaiser and the rest of that large, multifaceted, industrial family (Kaiser autos, Kaiser Aluminum, Kaiser steel, Kaiser cement?)


24 posted on 09/19/2011 5:37:34 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: martosko

ping


25 posted on 09/19/2011 7:42:55 AM PDT by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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To: martosko

ping


26 posted on 09/19/2011 7:43:09 AM PDT by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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To: martosko

ping


27 posted on 09/19/2011 7:43:32 AM PDT by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I don’t think this is the same as Kaiser Permanente.


28 posted on 09/19/2011 7:51:23 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Steelfish
Chances are they are not jumping up and down on this is because some Republicans did the same thing or something similar.

In the end it doesn't matter if you have an R or a D next to your name they look out for one another.

29 posted on 09/19/2011 7:57:01 AM PDT by A Texan (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

This would be Henry J. Kaiser, California shipbuilding and aluminum magnate. It is the same family that started Kaiser Permanente but is not now connected. Not a relative of Kaiser oil in Oklahoma.


30 posted on 09/19/2011 8:06:12 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: afraidfortherepublic

oops! George Kaiser of Oklahoma is this foundation!


31 posted on 09/19/2011 8:08:54 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Ann Archy

George Kaiser’s parents were Jewsih refugees from Nazi Germany. He has been a big backer of Obama.


32 posted on 09/19/2011 8:12:00 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: martosko

We’ve been waiting for that make-believe medical center job was going to bite her in the behind, so maybe this is it.


33 posted on 09/19/2011 9:18:05 AM PDT by bgill (There, happy now?)
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To: jjotto

When are these Jewish people going to wake up and realize Obama HATES them, but he LOVES their MONEY! SUCKERS!!


34 posted on 09/19/2011 10:20:13 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: randita

Thanks randita. I just pinged you with more. Could use your help.


35 posted on 09/19/2011 4:55:13 PM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first American female president.)
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To: bronxville

Questions which you might know something about.


36 posted on 09/19/2011 4:56:55 PM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first American female president.)
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To: bronxville

Anything specific you’d like me to research?


37 posted on 09/19/2011 5:28:17 PM PDT by randita (Obama - chains you can bereave in.)
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To: randita

Do you know how lobbying works? It looks to me like they’ve restructured the whole system but I don’t know how the old system worked therefore can’t tell the difference.


38 posted on 09/19/2011 5:39:46 PM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first American female president.)
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