Mass looting: Wash. Post says Solyndra approach the norm with Obama on ‘green tech’

The $500 million-plus in taxpayer funds that the Obama administration threw away on the doomed Solyndra green energy project in the Bay Area triggered investigations that showed Solyndra received unusual attention from the White House, with bureaucrats pressured for quick OKs to clear the way for celebratory photo opportunities for top officials. The president and his allies strongly pushed back at this narrative. Now we learn the Solyndra approach was’t just an anomaly, it was the norm: “Meant to create jobs and cut reliance on foreign oil, Obama’s green-technology program was infused with politics at every level, The Washington Post found in an analysis of thousands of memos, company records and internal ­e-mails. Political considerations were raised repeatedly by company investors, Energy Department bureaucrats and White House officials.”

Let’s look at the lies that this exposes:

1. The green energy movement is idealistic and principled.

2. The Obama administration is idealistic and principled.

3. The criticism of Solyndra from Rep. Darrell Issa and other congressional Republicans is exaggerated, even manufactured.

4. Green energy is in a new, mature mode in which it no longer has to depend on government subsidies, the deceptions of true believers and the see-no-evil approach of the media in order to justify huge “investments” of taxpayer funds.

5. There’s a coherence and a thoughtfulness to the administration’s energy policy. Don’t believe the steadily growing evidence that Solyndra and similar “investments” are equivalent to looting by well-connected green insiders. So what if Al Gore could be on his way to becoming “the world’s first carbon billionaire” because he’s invested for a decade in types of energy that he pressures governments around the world to throw taxpayer money at? That’s irrelevant. Who says it’s an “inconvenient truth”?

The fact is there are many stories like the one from the The Washington Post cited above. This one is similarly appalling:

Each Chevy Volt sold thus far may have as much as $250,000 in state and federal dollars in incentives behind it – a total of $3 billion altogether, according to an analysis by James Hohman, assistant director of fiscal policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

Hohman looked at total state and federal assistance offered for the development and production of the Chevy Volt, General Motors’ plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. His analysis included 18 government deals that included loans, rebates, grants and tax credits. The amount of government assistance does not include the fact that General Motors is currently 26 percent owned by the federal government.

How to judge what’s going on? We’re told that the need to switch to cleaner but costlier types of energy is the moral equivalent of war, even if doing so won’t stop climate change because other nations aren’t following suit. So what are the green looters the historical and moral equivalent of? War profiteers.

The green movement is hopelessly polluted by greedheads posturing as Gaia-worshipping innocents. We’ll look back at this era as a time of massive thievery — not isolated incidents, but a vast pattern of taxpayer ripoffs made possible by a perfect storm of hundreds of billions of dollars in unscrutinized stimulus spending, green true believers in key positions of government power who either hide graft and waste or look the other way, and a media that even after a dozen scandals still thinks that green special-interests are the good guys. Bunk. Here’s what man are: amoral looters, laughing all the way to the bank.

Great, just great.

5 thoughts on “Mass looting: Wash. Post says Solyndra approach the norm with Obama on ‘green tech’

  1. You are much more generous in your depiction of the green tech thieves and scammers. Much of current day environmentalism is ignorance and fanaticism taken up by those who feel bad about themselves for totally unrelated reasons. They latch onto the latest fads and want to fit in with the other cool kids. The green tech hustlers have taken this general zeitgeist and turned it on its head for profit.

    Most conservationists and enviros came from the school of “my private hunting preserve or beach property” is being encroached upon by the unwashed so keep them away. Arguments became more refined and science was funded on why it was necessary. The cause was taken up by the wealthy, the wannabes took it up to ape them, then anyone could do it because it had turned into accepted normal except for the mentally ill who always take things too far. They basically wanted to change the ownership rules for real estate.

    Never missing an opportunity to make money an industry was formed. Environmentalism. Next was gathering political power to make it the law of the land. Not all enviro laws are bad. Many are good but most go too far.

    The next step was to transform the economy and make the enviros spectacularly wealthy. This was to be accomplished by changing the rules via the federal government by what was acceptable sources of energy and who would be allowed to use it. Demonizing the current providers had to commence. Oil and coal and even natural gas were bad and dirty except for natural gas but oil companies owned it so it was bad too because the enviros did not control it. Coal is very bad because it is located in red neck places. Nuclear energy was bad until the nuclear industries bought some enviros then it was good and beside they gave money to Democrats in Chicago (look up Exelon).

    Tax credits were next to induce people to buy strange expensive (but cool!) appliances, cars, electrics systems, recycled clothes for insulation and other trendy solutions in which ancient peoples just used they hands, feet and mud. They were creating markets to wean people off of what they were used to.

    Next came the energy exchanges in which individuals, corportation, and entire states were to be required to purchase the right to even buy energy. Lots of money to be made by the funders of the enviros. It was going to be in Chicago where they had already bought a US president who said things like everyone should pay much more for energy and use less of it while he sat in his 8,000 square foot house in Chicago winter that had been paid for a campaign contributor who is now in jail. This fell though when some Congress persons were told by voters that they would kill them if they voted this in.

    That did not work so well but they still had the country worked into a frenzy over loss of jobs. The stimulus had to be passed immediately without anyone reading it. It would save jobs. It would fund wonderful green tech so everyone could get solar panels in states where it rains a lot, and everyone could get a car that is electric and goes only 30 miles between charges (do they have really long extension

    So the enviros bought up green tech companies and applied for loans. Most of these companies were being dumped because they were bankrupt. All the better! They could pocket the loan money and still go bankrupt. But they were cool because they tried and not everyone can be number one and mommy gives them a cookie. Some were going to go IPO like Solyndra and do a pump and dump with stock but they spent too much of their loan money on Obama admistration Dept of Energy “advisers” (wink-wink) wife’s law firm fees and salaries and lobbyists, and cool two way windows in conference rooms. They spent so much that they had to break 600 years of common contract law and suborn the first in line to be repaid so a notorious tax cheat, excuse me, philanthropist enviro would be paid back first.

    After decades of hard work it seems to be falling apart. The hubris and greed and stupidity is becoming known. Ugly little cars that go slow and not very far are not so cool anymore. Solar panels that melt in the sun or get blown off in a stiff wind are not so cool either. The think tanks that pump out propaganda for government flunkies to spew at the public is starting to be viewed as ad copy which is all that it is. It is falling in upon itself. The big scam is what it is.

    • Would you rather spend our drallos trying to figure out ways to clean oil spills?Sept. 11 made terrorism and the Middle East No. 1 on every American’s agenda, The oil spill has not made oil and energy a priority as it should have. To use existing technology is not true, that is misleading. 2 billion in grant funding for the manufacturing of advanced battery systems and components and vehicle batteries produced in the U.S.So your editorial on your question is misleading.

  2. Es war eine Aufregung Auffinden Ihrer Website gestern. Ich kam hier rechts in der Hoffnung, etwas Neues zu lernen. Und ich war nicht unzufrieden. Ihre durchdachte Ideen für neue Veranstaltungen wie dieser Gedanke. Vielen Dank für diese Idee und den Austausch von Wissen.

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  3. Green technology tends to save more money in the long run, dpsiete being more expensive to begin with for example, motion-sensing light fixtures that only turn on when someone walks into a room are more expensive than regular lights, but after a few years the reduced power usage saves money. What examples of green energy are you looking at that are so cost-inefficient? Around here (Midwest) people have been installing windmills, which are quite green that have consistently proven profitable.

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