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Energy Dept. weatherization programs rife with waste, fraud, inspector general audits show (Wright?)
Yahoo ^ | 9/21/11

Posted on 09/22/2011 11:43:30 PM PDT by Libloather

Energy Dept. weatherization programs rife with waste, fraud, inspector general audits show
The Daily Caller – Wed, Sep 21, 2011

**SNIP**

“I guess I don’t understand, when the state of Illinois literally cannot pay its bills and is going bankrupt, is this really the best use of money?” Duffy added. “I don’t care if its state or federal. Why are we spending millions of dollars with absolutely no credibility of how the spend that money?”

The story of Illinois’ weatherization program, however, doesn’t stop there.

The state-run program is being promoted by four separate public relations firms. Two of those firms have close ties to the Obama administration.

According to state records, DCEO has been paying Jascula-Terman and Associates, Inc. of Chicago more than $700,000 a year to promote the program. The firm is headed by Chairman and CEO Rick Jascula; and President and CFO Jim Terman. In 2008, they provided pro bono services to Rev. Jeremiah Wright, at the request of Obama’s close friend and adviser David Axelrod.

In 2010 former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel went to Jascula-Terman for help during his mayoral campaign.

The DCEO also hired Avis Lavelle, of A. Lavelle Consulting, to do press work for the program. A former press secretary for Mayor Richard Daley, Lavelle is considered to be a close friend of Michelle Obama and Valerie Jarrett. She did not return TheDC’s request for comment.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: audit; axelrod; chicago; emanuel; energy; fraud; greenfraud; rahm; wright
The dump doesn't fall far from the donkey.
1 posted on 09/22/2011 11:43:42 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

It's all a crock... of Barack

Rehash0
President Mumbo-jumbo Barry -- ''It's fully paid for.''

Click to hear Obama -- ''In a ditch''
Click to hear ''Taking over'' and Obama -- ''Made enough money''

Obama

Click to hear ''Gonna help me''
Click to hear Obama -- ''Love me''
Click to hear ''Rainbow Stew''
Click to hear Obama -- ''That's old''
Click to hear ''Do for me''
Click to hear Pelosi - ''Most Ethical''
Click to hear Rangel - ''I'm here''
Click to hear Waters - ''The enemy is''

2 posted on 09/23/2011 2:47:30 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Libloather

Anyone who didn’t see this coming when it was first announced should be drawing “Aid to the Blind” grants.


3 posted on 09/23/2011 3:26:39 AM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: Libloather

Lehman Brothers was heavily invested in Wind and Solar and was one of the reasons why it went under.


4 posted on 09/24/2011 1:01:59 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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