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Jet Fuel-Gate Is Obama's New Solyndra
Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/13/11 | Staff

Posted on 12/13/2011 5:56:21 PM PST by Nachum

Ecofanaticism: SolyndraGate was no isolated case of corrupt government misspending. The U.S. Navy was just forced to buy 450,000 gallons of biofuels from an Obama-connected firm at an outrageous $16 per gallon. The massive Obama stimulus was supposed to generate millions of jobs, but the $535 million loan guarantee it gave to solar panel maker Solyndra on the eve of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy illustrated the fundamental incompetence of Obama's neo-Keynesian economic ideology. Now we find the Navy partnering with the Agriculture Department to purchase hundreds of thousands

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fuelgate; glauthier; jet; jetfuel; solazyme; solyndra; stimulus
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To: exit82; onyx; Howlin
Who has the most? That's the one I'm gunnin' for...

anyone know how many Howlin had?

61 posted on 12/14/2011 9:27:25 AM PST by null and void (Day 1058 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: exit82; null and void

LOL. I am certain there’s several members with several thousand more posts than poor ole me! Likely some have over 200,000.

At year 12, I think I had 151,000 and something, right?

62 posted on 12/14/2011 9:36:24 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: onyx; null and void

Yes, you had over 151,000 just recently.

A lofty number, which I should attain around 2109 or so.

( Note to all-Just check on “Account” at the top of the FR page, and it will give you the current number of threads and posts you made).

63 posted on 12/14/2011 9:45:30 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: firebrand
I have realized this since Obama called for it during 2008, and when some of us went to a restaurant wearing McCain buttons because we had just come back from a meeting, all the young black waitstaff would say "Obama!" right in our faces every time they ran into one of us. It is an arrogant, uncivilized approach.

My initial thought: "The bathrooms are back there..." (pointing)

64 posted on 12/14/2011 9:51:31 AM PST by MortMan (Americans are a people increasingly separated by our connectivity.)
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To: Nachum
All this back and forth about whether Obama is a communist, a muslim or a socialist only muddies the water.

In the end, Obama is a nothing more than con man.

65 posted on 12/14/2011 9:55:01 AM PST by GSWarrior (Businessmen are more trustworthy than politicians, professors and preachers.)
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To: GSWarrior

Con man? A con man is a petty criminal. Mobster might be a better description. Maybe even “Mob boss”. A man after the late mayor Richard J. Daley’s heart.

66 posted on 12/14/2011 10:13:54 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at
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To: null and void
Not to worry, though, if history is any guide another fee society will rise phoenix-like from the ashes in 2000-5000 years.

I'd rather have a free it seems I live in a never ending "fee" society now!

67 posted on 12/14/2011 10:31:49 AM PST by Osage Orange (HE HATE ME)
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To: Osage Orange
I was hoping that typo would quietly slip by, but NOOOOOO!
68 posted on 12/14/2011 10:36:05 AM PST by null and void (Day 1058 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: null and void

No worries....

Hey check this out:

We used to make things here in Wisconsin.

We made machine tools in Milwaukee, cars in Kenosha and ships in Sheboygan. We mined iron in the north and lead in the south. We made cheese, we made brats, we made beer, and we even made napkins to clean up what we spilled. And we made money.

The original war on poverty was a private, mercenary affair. Men like Harnishfeger, Allis, Chalmers, Kohler, Kearney, Trecker, Modine, Case, Mead, Falk, Allen, Bradley, Cutler, Hammer, Bucyrus, Harley, Davidson, Pabst, and Miller lifted millions up from subsistence living to middle class comfort. They did it - not “Fighting Bob” La Follette or any of the politicians who came along later to take the credit and rake a piece of the action through the steepest progressive scheme in the nation.

Those old geezers with the beards cured poverty by putting people to work. Generations of Wisconsinites learned trades and mastered them in the factories, breweries, mills, foundries, and shipyards those capitalists built with their hands. Thousands of small businesses supplied these industrial giants, and tens of thousands of proprietors and professionals provided all of the services that all those other families needed to live well. The wealth got spread around plenty.

The profits generated by our great industrialists funded charities, the arts, education, libraries, museums, parks, and community development associations. Taxes on their profits, property, and payrolls built our schools, roads, bridges, and the safety net that Wisconsin’s progressives are still taking credit for, as if the money came from their council meetings. The offering plates in churches of every denomination were filled with money left over from company paychecks that were made possible because a few bold young men risked it all and got rich. Don’t thank God for them; thank them that you learned about God.

Their wealth pales in comparison to the wealth they created for millions and millions of other Wisconsin families. Those with an appreciation for the immeasurable contributions of Wisconsin’s industrial icons of 1910 will find the list of Wisconsin’s top ten employers of 2010 appalling:

Walmart, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Milwaukee Public Schools, U.S. Postal Service, Wisconsin Department of Corrections, Menards, Marshfield Clinic, Aurora Health Care, City of Milwaukee, and Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs.

This is what a century of progressivism will get you. Wisconsin is the birthplace of the progressive movement, the home of the Socialist Party, the first state to allow public sector unions, the cradle of environmental activism, a liberal fortress walled off against common sense for decades. Their motto, Forward Wisconsin, should be changed to Downward Wisconsin if truth in advertising applies to slogans.

There is no shortage of activists, advocates, and agitators in this State. If government were the answer to our problems, we would have no problems. The very same people – or people just like them – who picketed, struck, sued, taxed, and regulated our great companies out of this state are now complaining about the unemployment and poverty that they have brought upon themselves. They got rid of those old rich white guys and replaced them with…nothing.

Wisconsin ranks 47th in the rate of new business formation. We are one of the worst states for native college graduate exodus; our brightest and most ambitions graduates leave to seek their fortunes elsewhere. Why shouldn’t they? Our tax rates are among the worst in the nation and our business climate, perpetually in the bottom of the rankings, has only recently moved up thanks to a Governor who now faces a recall for his trouble.

In 1970, the new environmental movement joined unions and socialists in a coordinated effort to demonize industry. When I was in college, the ranting against “polluting profiteers” was like white noise – always there. They won, and here is the price of their victory: in 1970, manufacturers paid 18.2% of Wisconsin’s property taxes – the major source of school funding - and in 2010 those who remained paid 3.7%.

So who is it that caused the funding crisis in our schools and the skyrocketing tax rates on our homes? It is the same ignoramuses who are sitting on bridges, pooping on things, and passing around recall petitions. The unemployed 26-year old in the hemp hat looking for sympathy might look instead for some inspiration from Jerome I. Case, who started his agricultural equipment business at the age of 21, miraculously without an iPhone 4s.

Mr. Case got rich by asking people what they want and making it for them. He did not get rich by telling people what he wanted and waiting for them to do something about it. If you want to declare war on your own poverty, memorize that.

In the last decade alone we have lost 150,000 manufacturing jobs in this state – over 25%. And it’s not just jobs that have been lost; the companies that provided them are gone. Those jobs are not coming back, no matter how long we extend unemployment benefits pretending they are. The 450,000 people who still work in manufacturing in Wisconsin are damn good it at, but we are now outnumbered by people who work for government. A significant number of the latter are tasked with taxing, regulating, and generally harassing the former. While it is true that many manufacturers chased low-wage opportunities on their own, many more were driven out of the state by the increasing cost of doing business here.

It is a myth that unions improve wages. If you consider only the 1,000 jobs in a closed shop, you might think an average union wage is, say, $30/hr. But if you add in the zero wages of the 10,000 jobs lost in companies chased out by union harassment, the average of all 11,000 union workers is reduced to $2.72/hr. Do you know the average wage of union iron miners in this state? Zero. And the left is fighting hard to keep it that way in Northern Wisconsin - looking out for the working man, they call it.

It is also a myth that free trade causes job losses. Over the past three years, U.S. manufacturers sold $70 billion more goods to our Free Trade Agreement (FTA) partners than we bought from them. Conversely, we suffered a $1.3 trillion trade deficit with countries where no FTA’s exist. I doubt that kids are going to learn that in our government-union monopoly schools – it doesn’t fit the narrative.

No one wants to see another person suffer in poverty, and liberty is the best economic policy there is. The great industrialists of Wisconsin took less than a generation to lift millions up to a life of dignity, pride, prosperity and good will. When enterprise was free and government was limited, we all prospered.

Those great men of industry were not anointed at birth to be rich; they rose from nothing to great wealth through their own hard work and the value they added to their employees and their customers through choice, competition, and voluntary exchange. That is the only sure path to real prosperity; the debt economy is a temporary illusion.

Look again at the list of our famous industrialists and the list of our current employers. Who would you wish your child or grandchild to grow up to be? Who do you think will do more good on this earth – Jerome I Case and his tractors, or the Coordinator of Supplier Diversity at MPS.

If you chose MPS, then apply now – that job is open, and it pays up to $72,000 plus benefits and early retirement. Go in peace and save the world. Me, I'm going with the tractor guy.

"Moment Of Clarity” is a weekly commentary by Libertarian writer and speaker Tim Nerenz, Ph.D. Visit Tim’s website to find your moment.

69 posted on 12/14/2011 10:41:09 AM PST by Osage Orange (HE HATE ME)
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To: Osage Orange

“Millionaire job creators are like unicorns,” Reid said Monday. “They’re impossible to find, and they don’t exist.”

70 posted on 12/14/2011 11:29:01 AM PST by null and void (Day 1058 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: null and void

He actually said that?

71 posted on 12/14/2011 11:39:50 AM PST by Osage Orange (HE HATE ME)
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To: Osage Orange
72 posted on 12/14/2011 11:48:07 AM PST by null and void (Day 1058 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: null and void
Pubbies are totally idiots.....

I would have so much talking to the press it wouldn't be funny.

73 posted on 12/14/2011 12:02:07 PM PST by Osage Orange (HE HATE ME)
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To: Osage Orange

Idiots or evil. Take your pick.

74 posted on 12/14/2011 12:10:06 PM PST by null and void (Day 1058 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Cvengr

“Their corruption not only controls the military-industrial complex, it has infiltrated into the military leadership down to junior field grade level.”

I have directly experienced this. And it is most disturbing.

75 posted on 12/14/2011 12:15:26 PM PST by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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