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Is This a Joke? President Speaking at Solyndra-esque Solar Plant?
fox ^ | 3/21/12 | fox

Posted on 03/21/2012 8:35:06 AM PDT by Nachum

President Obama will tout investments in “renewable” energy Wednesday at the local Copper Mountain Solar 1 plant, although the plant has only five full-time employees. The plant, owned by San Diego-based energy company Sempra, was built in late 2010 at a cost of $141 million. Funding included $42 million in federal-government tax credits and $12 million in tax-rebate commitments from the state of Nevada.

Construction of the plant involved over 300 part-time jobs, but currently only five full-time employees operate the plant, a Sempra spokeswoman confirmed. That comes out to $10.8 million in tax-dollar subsidies per employee…. In addition to wanting to create many new jobs, President Obama has claimed green-energy investment will decrease America’s energy costs and reduce the country’s dependency on foreign oil.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: joke; plant; solar; solyndraesque
The joke is on us.
1 posted on 03/21/2012 8:35:22 AM PDT by Nachum
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2 posted on 03/21/2012 8:38:20 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Can’t somebody reign this kid in? It seems there must be some discipline somewhere: Congress? Some wise older heads taking a walk to the White House?? This is all too cartoonish.


3 posted on 03/21/2012 8:42:29 AM PDT by Minnesota fox
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To: Nachum

Doubling down on stupid with taxpayer money.


4 posted on 03/21/2012 8:44:51 AM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: Nachum

Sure it’s a joke! Letterman, Leno, Conan, et al, will be all over this tonight! And just wait for the Saturday Night Live skit! Hoo Hah!


5 posted on 03/21/2012 8:44:57 AM PDT by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: Nachum

More jobs would be created if the government took the $54 million in singles and started flushing them down the toilet. It would provide more than five jobs to Roto-Rooter employees just keeping the sewers unclogged.


6 posted on 03/21/2012 8:46:47 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Nachum
This administration's remedy is to put tariffs on imported solar panels.

This will lock in above market energy costs to the consumer; for the foreseeable future.

Thanks.

7 posted on 03/21/2012 8:52:32 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Nachum

In Reagan’s own words, “There he goes again.” Why aren;t people calling him out on this before the company goes bust like Solyndra? Would have been good to see people protesting this back when he was speaking on behalf of Solyndra back then.


8 posted on 03/21/2012 10:33:55 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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For example, will the press address this to Obama or his press secretary, "Mr. President" or "Mr. Gibbs", "Will you now assure us this Sempra company will not end up in the same fate as Solyndra where you provided federal funding only not to be paid back and then the company folds in a few years? How can you guarantee this money will not be wasted again as it has the last few times you supported this alternative energy that is unproven and unreliable and too expensive with the technology we now have?"

What would Obama then say?

9 posted on 03/21/2012 10:40:42 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Blue Highway
For example, will the press address this to Obama or his press secretary, "Mr. President" or "Mr. Gibbs"

Got the old press secretary mixed up with the new guy Jay Carney. To be fair they both appear to be liberal weasels especially with their smarmy responses and smug looking faces with their beady eyes behind their glasses. Where the crap does the Obama administration find these bozos?

10 posted on 03/21/2012 10:44:10 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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