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Obama Loans Car Company Half a Billion So They Can Builds Cars in Finland
Fox News ^ | 10/21/2011 | Matthew Most, Brian Ross, and Ronnie Greene

Posted on 10/21/2011 3:35:37 PM PDT by tobyhill

With the approval of the Obama administration, an electric car company that received a $529 million federal government loan guarantee is assembling its first line of cars in Finland, saying it could not find a facility in the United States capable of doing the work.

Vice President Joseph Biden heralded the Energy Department's $529 million loan to the start-up electric car company called Fisker as a bright new path to thousands of American manufacturing jobs. But two years after the loan was announced, the job of assembling the flashy electric Fisker Karma sports car has been outsourced to Finland.

"There was no contract manufacturer in the U.S. that could actually produce our vehicle," the car company's founder and namesake told ABC News. "They don't exist here."

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: finland; fisker; karma; moneylaundering; obamadepression; obamarecession; solyndra
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To: Gator113
Does this make me a Finnish-American?

Well, America really is finished.

21 posted on 10/21/2011 5:28:40 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Too many people are incapable of critical thinking. Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: ridesthemiles
Chryslers to Rickshaws-1sm
22 posted on 10/21/2011 5:30:12 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Cobra64

Yes, and it may already be too late to save her.

23 posted on 10/21/2011 5:42:22 PM PDT by Gator113 (~ Just livin' life~........ leaning heavy for Newt 2012)
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To: bushbuddy

Obama’s just building up his retirement fund, a few billion at a time.

24 posted on 10/21/2011 6:07:56 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: jeffDavis1861

The Congress is as the Roman Senate, obsolete. We have a de facto dictatorship in this country, and when I listen for the sounds of righteous indignation and revolution......I hear.....crickett....crrrrrrrrrrrrrickets.

25 posted on 10/21/2011 6:52:42 PM PDT by runninglips (Republicans = 99 lb weaklings of politics.)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Even if the company built the cars in America, who is gonna buy $90,000 electric sportscars? How many will they sell to help reduce emissions to help the bogus climategate theory?

If the administration was serious about ‘green’ development then it would be focused on an American version of the Volkswagen—a people’s car and not something for the Jay Leno crowd of wealthy car enthusiasts.

26 posted on 10/22/2011 10:01:09 AM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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