Feds ignore rules and use stimulus cash to buy Chinese solar panels - Washington Times

Government officials blame unfair competition from China for the collapse of solar panel manufacturer Solyndra, but such concerns didnít stop the federal government from breaking stimulus program rules to use Chinese solar panels atop a federal building housing the offices of a senator, congressman and several agencies.

Even the contractor questioned whether Chinese-made panels could be used under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the stimulus program that mandated use of U.S.-made products. His query in early 2010 was dismissed and the General Services Administration moved forward with using the Chinese panels on the Sen. Paul Simon Federal Building in Carbondale, Ill., records show.
Outsourcing? Check

Outsourcing with American Taxpayer Money? Check

Breaking their own rules? Check

Corruption? Absolutely