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Government Vultures Pick At Taxpayer Carcasses for Green

In 2012 Elections, Economy, Government Spending, President Obama on July 6, 2012 at 8:09 pm

 

Unused parking spots near author’s residence. Photo by author.

President Obama is no fan of American capitalism of the venture sort.  He actually used the term ‘vulture’ to refer to Bain Capital. [1]  Despite Bain’s obvious success in promoting many successful companies WITH ITS OWN MONEY, Obama has been the real vulture, picking at taxpayer carcasses. 

One after another, the President’s ‘green’ investments have failed.  Oops, did I say the President’s investments?  I mean your investments he makes.  Unlike Bain, the Obama bad investments, which seems to be essentially all of them, come right out of your pocket.

Bloomberg reports on Abound Solar’s failure:

Abound plans to file for bankruptcy in Wilmington, DE, next week and will fire about 125 employees, according to a statement yesterday.

The company, based in Loveland, CO, borrowed about $70 million against its guarantee. U.S. taxpayers may lose $40 million to $60 million on the loan after Abound’s assets are sold and the bankruptcy proceeding closes, Damien LaVera, an Energy Department spokesman, said in a statement. [2]

After Solyndra, Ener1 [3] and other taxpayer-backed bankruptcies, it should be clear to everyone it is best to leave investing to the real venture capitalists, private equity firms and stock markets and avoid the real vulture: the federal government, which tends to make bad investments to politically-connected parties.  Anthony Kim, analyst at Bloomberg New Energy Finance in New York said this of the Abound Solar bankruptcy, “This is not surprising at all,” because they backed the wrong type of technology. [2]  With your money. Solyndra logo.svg

 [1] http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304840904577424583779000656.html [2] http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-29/abound-failure-revives-debate-over-obama-solar-policies.html [3]http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/ener1-parent-obama-backed-green-company-files-bankruptcy/story?id=15456414 Parking lot picture by author.  Solyndra logo from Wikipedia Commons.

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