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  • Details Revealed of Fisker's Waste and Mismanagement

    06/21/2013 10:59:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    NLPC ^ | June 21, 2013 | Paul Chesser
    As NLPC has covered Fisker Automotive’s catastrophic flop over the last few years since it was granted a $529-million taxpayer-guaranteed loan from the Department of Energy, one big question that repeatedly came up was: How could a company that produced only one electric car model burn through $1.4 billion in investment so quickly? Reuters uncovered a number of reasons in a report published earlier this week. Citing documents and some sources, mostly anonymous, the news syndicate painted a disturbing picture of mismanagement, incompetence, disinformation, and squander. While businesses stumble and go out of business every day, Fisker’s case illustrates why...
  • Democratic governors discuss bypassing Congress with Obama

    02/25/2012 2:08:01 PM PST · by Da Bilge Troll · 55 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 02/24/12 | Alicia M. Cohn
    President Obama met with a group of Democratic governors on Friday and discussed plans to work around Congress toward policy goals. Gov. Jack Markell, the Democratic governor of Delaware and the vice chairman of the National Governors Association, told The Hill that the meeting was “very good” and said many of the governors were responsive to ideas about bypassing Congress. “There was a sense that none of us should wait, we can’t wait for things to happen in Congress,” Markell said of the meeting. “We’re going to do what we can do [now].” Obama has positioned himself against Congress as...
  • Gov. Markell: Obama ‘In Charge’ And ‘Delivering’ On Oil Spill

    06/04/2010 8:06:13 AM PDT · by Slyscribe · 52 replies · 1,740+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 6/4/2010 | David Hogberg
    “The President is demonstrating he is in charge. He is showing he is going to do everything he possibly can to help people get through this ordeal,” said Gov. Jack Markell, D-Del., this morning about the BP (BP) oil spill. Markell, chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, was speaking at a press briefing held at the think tank Third Way and hosted by Bill Schneider of CNN. Markell was responding to a question by CNN’s