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Obama's Chicago pals get rich off of his fraud-ridden weatherization programs
American Thinker ^ | 9/21/11 | Ed Lasky

Posted on 09/21/2011 8:48:19 AM PDT by Nachum

The rest of America is just beginning to learn how Cook County politics works. Barack Obama learned his lessons well. He said as much when he let slip his real views: that politics is about "rewarding friends" and "punishing enemies."

As president, Obama seems to be busy "rewarding" his home town pals at taxpayer expense. The giant slush fund known as the "stimulus" has been a rich source of payoffs that extend far beyond mega donors such as George Kaiser and his Solyndra investment. The stimulus fund has also been a honey pot to send money to personal pals of Barack and Michelle.

One way he has found to funnel money to friends is through the fraud and waste-ridden weatherization program. This was a Van Jones approved program to help employment in minority communities. People would be hired from those communities to weatherize homes in poorer communities.

The program has been, surprise, a big loser for taxpayers. But for Obama's pals back in Chicago. Not so-they came out winners.

Amanda Carey reports at the Daily Caller:

...in October 2010, Gregory H. Friedman, Inspector General at the Department of Energy, issued a scathing report on Illinois' weatherization program funded with stimulus dollars.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 0bamasmonicaeconomy; barrysmonicapolls; chicago; chicagoway; illinois; obamas; pals; rich; weatherization

1 posted on 09/21/2011 8:48:23 AM PDT by Nachum
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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/


2 posted on 09/21/2011 8:51:05 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Obama the scandal free President. Bwahahahahahaha.


3 posted on 09/21/2011 8:51:42 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Nachum

Everything Obama is involved in is touched by fraud and corruption. We know he is the epitomy of evil but nothing will be done about it.

The most I can hope for is to see him perp walked out of the WH.


4 posted on 09/21/2011 8:54:18 AM PDT by mardi59 (Time to turn off the tv so I don't break it..)
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To: Nachum

If they ever really dig into where the stimulus dollars went there won’t be enough ink (or pixels) to describe all the fraudulent behavior.

Note: My new tagline is the only answer to this nonsense. The only answer. Not even jail time would be as effective.


5 posted on 09/21/2011 9:01:20 AM PDT by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: Nachum


but....but, democRATS, are for the "little guy"......
& here the sarcasm tag /S

It is enough that the people know there was an election.
The people who cast the votes decide nothing.
The people who count the votes decide everything
....Joseph Stalin

6 posted on 09/21/2011 9:02:12 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, spend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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To: Nachum
Is this weatherization scam the same one that gave 20 million dollars to “community organizer groups” in the Pacific Northwest and ended with the retrofitting of approx 14 homes for the 20 mega buck “investment”?
7 posted on 09/21/2011 9:03:58 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: mardi59
He will probably walk out of the WH a billionaire.
They will never touch him. Just getting him out will be relief enough.
8 posted on 09/21/2011 9:17:53 AM PDT by oldbrowser (Obama is a one trick phony (wealth distribution).)
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To: Nachum

Not just Chicago. Here’s one started with a $500,000 “grant” from our tax money.


9 posted on 09/21/2011 9:22:00 AM PDT by SolidRedState (I used to think bizarro world was a fiction.)
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To: SolidRedState

OOPs! Linky thing...

http://www.energypioneersolutions.com/


10 posted on 09/21/2011 9:22:42 AM PDT by SolidRedState (I used to think bizarro world was a fiction.)
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sickening ping


11 posted on 09/21/2011 1:59:50 PM PDT by bitt ( Obama is so unpopular now that the Kenyans say he was definitely born in Hawaii)
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To: bitt

I’d like to hear the kenyan say “I’m no crook”, as they frog march him off to prison one fine day. Impeachment is not good enough. This guy and all the friends he welcomed aboard are mostly criminals.


12 posted on 09/21/2011 6:36:38 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....Duncan Hunter Sr. for POTUS.)
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To: Nachum; seekthetruth; MinuteGal

OMG....BO is an expert on organizing corruption!

Who knew? Not the voters in 2008.... thanks to the slobbering mainstream media!

OMG.....Obama Must Go in 2012!


13 posted on 09/21/2011 8:28:19 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 (OMG means Obama Must Go in 2012!)
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To: Nachum

The list of scandals goes on and on!


14 posted on 09/21/2011 10:51:38 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: Venturer

He is the epitome of corruption..


15 posted on 09/22/2011 1:17:02 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: bitt

He and his ilk are almost too busy to keep up with.


16 posted on 09/22/2011 10:42:21 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: bitt

He and his ilk are almost too busy to keep up with.


17 posted on 09/22/2011 10:43:01 PM PDT by ntnychik
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