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    Fred Upton, GOP critic of Solyndra loan, sought funds for Mich. solar firm

    House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.), who has criticized the administration for its failed loan guarantee to the firm Solyndra, urged the Energy Department to approve funding assistance for a Michigan solar company that said last week it is halting operations.

    Upton and 13 other Michigan lawmakers sent a letter to Energy Secretary Steven Chu in December 2009 recommending Auburn Hills-based United Solar Ovonics for a loan under President Obama’s economic stimulus bill.

    The hypocrisy is so thick here you can cut it with a knife. While blasting Obama for Solyndra, house Republicans sought 11.8 billion in funding for green projects in their own districts. And here is the latest case in which a Republican, attempting to make Solyndra an "Obama" scandal, supported a green project on behalf of a solar company, with the same problems as Solyndra. Is Solyndra an Obama scandal, or is this yet another case of Republican douchebaggery? You be the judge. Answer the poll.

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    Re: Fred Upton, GOP critic of Solyndra loan, sought funds for Mich. solar firm

    I would call it an Obama scandal, the administration definitely mishandled it. It'll be the normal "blown out of proportion by the other party who are just as guilty of much the same stuff."

    Besides, we all know the real rules in Washington;

    a) It's only wrong if the other guys do it.

    b) It's not pork if it's in your district.


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    Re: Fred Upton, GOP critic of Solyndra loan, sought funds for Mich. solar firm

    Sad we're becoming more and more tolerant of this sort of behavior from our elected officials to the point where we have come to expect it.
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    Re: Fred Upton, GOP critic of Solyndra loan, sought funds for Mich. solar firm

    It continues to absolutely amaze me that so many people think there is a lick of difference between to the two major parties.
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    Re: Fred Upton, GOP critic of Solyndra loan, sought funds for Mich. solar firm

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    The hypocrisy is so thick here you can cut it with a knife. While blasting Obama for Solyndra, house Republicans sought 11.8 billion in funding for green projects in their own districts. And here is the latest case in which a Republican, attempting to make Solyndra an "Obama" scandal, supported a green project on behalf of a solar company, with the same problems as Solyndra. Is Solyndra an Obama scandal, or is this yet another case of Republican douchebaggery? You be the judge. Answer the poll.

    Article is here.
    So you're surprised there are douchebags on both sides? Or you just think it's okay for Obama since the "other side" tried to do the same thing? Democratic douchebaggery = Republican douchebaggery = Same Thing.
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    Re: Fred Upton, GOP critic of Solyndra loan, sought funds for Mich. solar firm

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    The hypocrisy is so thick here you can cut it with a knife. While blasting Obama for Solyndra, house Republicans sought 11.8 billion in funding for green projects in their own districts. And here is the latest case in which a Republican, attempting to make Solyndra an "Obama" scandal, supported a green project on behalf of a solar company, with the same problems as Solyndra. Is Solyndra an Obama scandal, or is this yet another case of Republican douchebaggery? You be the judge. Answer the poll.

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    Yes, because the issue was "Geting money to green jobs".

    Solyndra's not about corruption ona massvie scale, no no.

    It's not about pressuring the DoE to give huge sums to a company with ****ty financial record, ****ty prospects, and ****ty potential all the while making sure if it fell apart the big D Donars would get hooked up.

    NO NO.

    It's all "HYPOCRICY!"


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    Re: Fred Upton, GOP critic of Solyndra loan, sought funds for Mich. solar firm

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Yes, because the issue was "Geting money to green jobs".

    Solyndra's not about corruption ona massvie scale, no no.

    It's not about pressuring the DoE to give huge sums to a company with ****ty financial record, ****ty prospects, and ****ty potential all the while making sure if it fell apart the big D Donars would get hooked up.

    NO NO.

    It's all "HYPOCRICY!"


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    “It is not the role of government to pick winners and losers,” Upton said in a statement in September regarding Solyndra.

    And then, a couple months later....

    House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.), who has criticized the administration for its failed loan guarantee to the firm Solyndra, urged the Energy Department to approve funding assistance for a Michigan solar company that said last week it is halting operations.

    Scandal or not, it's HYPOCRICY.
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    Re: Fred Upton, GOP critic of Solyndra loan, sought funds for Mich. solar firm

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Yes, because the issue was "Geting money to green jobs".

    Solyndra's not about corruption ona massvie scale, no no.

    It's not about pressuring the DoE to give huge sums to a company with ****ty financial record, ****ty prospects, and ****ty potential all the while making sure if it fell apart the big D Donars would get hooked up.

    NO NO.

    It's all "HYPOCRICY!"


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    Can't it be both?
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    Re: Fred Upton, GOP critic of Solyndra loan, sought funds for Mich. solar firm

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    “It is not the role of government to pick winners and losers,” Upton said in a statement in September regarding Solyndra.

    And then, a couple months later....

    House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.), who has criticized the administration for its failed loan guarantee to the firm Solyndra, urged the Energy Department to approve funding assistance for a Michigan solar company that said last week it is halting operations.

    Scandal or not, it's HYPOCRICY.
    Just further illustrates that the government should not be in a position to pick winners and losers. They're only good at losers.

    Anybody know a winner they picked??
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    Re: Fred Upton, GOP critic of Solyndra loan, sought funds for Mich. solar firm

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Just further illustrates that the government should not be in a position to pick winners and losers. They're only good at losers.

    Anybody know a winner they picked??
    I actually tried to think of one....I took on the Rodin "Thinking Man" pose...."I'm thinking....I'm thinking....I thiiiinkiiinnngggg...."

    And while I am pretty stoked about the new chevy corvette, I can't really call that one a winner. If I had the money, I would rather have a Porsche 911...and lately....the cost for a Z06 has gotten so high that the two are pretty darn comparable.
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