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House Furious Over Solyndra’s Silence

September 21, 2011 by  

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 (UPI) — House Republicans expressed concern over U.S. Energy Department loans for clean energy programs, saying the scandal over Solyndra is reason for caution.

Republican lawmakers said they are concerned about the expected $9 billion in loan guarantees from the Energy Department given the recent bankruptcy of solar panel company Solyndra, once touted as the centerpiece of U.S. President Barack Obama’s green economic initiative.

Solyndra Chief Executive Officer Brian Harrison and Chief Financial Officer W.G. “Bill” Stover received subpoenas to appear Friday before an investigative subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Their lawyer, however, advised the executives to decline to answer questions.

Solyndra, a San Francisco company which filed for bankruptcy this month, received $535 million in low-interest loan guarantees from the Energy Department. GOP critics say e-mail messages from 2009 suggest the Obama administration used political pressure to get the loan through so it could show its commitment to a green economy.

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., chairman of the House committee, said he and his colleagues were upset that Solyndra executives were refusing to testify.

“Who exactly are Solyndra’s executives trying to protect and what are they trying to hide?” asked Upton.

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  • s c

    The answer to Upton’s question is a) Obummer b) Holder and c) any government agency that helps aid and abet Obummer or Holder. The
    other question that needs to posed is WHY SO MANY ‘Dem’s are keeping SILENT on this issue. Do they SUPPORT people and groups that break the LAWS of the land? Doesn’t this PROVE that ‘Dems” and their bed bunkies are criminals?
    Are members of the SENATE and the HOUSE afraid to speak because they know it’s their collective ARSES that are on the line? Once again, people of America, this incompetent, sans character “prez” PROVES that character, integrity and accountability are mere words to be used, defined and re-defined at will.
    This corrupt administration stoops to new lows on a daily basis. Isn’t it obvious yet that these pathetic SOBs and bastardettes have no conscience? They are where they are for ONE reason. They are there to DESTROY America.
    The handwriting is on the wall, people. Either surrender, or act like men and women who love freedom and help STOP this insanity. This is America. It is NOT a coast-to-coast pig sty for career criminals and PIGS.

  • Christin

    I thought if one refused to speak the truth and took the ‘Fifth on the grounds that they would incriminate themselves or others’ in front of a Congressional Committee or a Court of Law that was grounds for throwing them in jail… what ever happened to that?

    This administration stone walls on EVERYTHING and double speaks.

    Speak [truthfully] or go directly to jail… nuff said.

    Why do we not punish the Ruling Elites? They are NOT above the Law unless we and Congress let them be.

    • Christin

      The House is ‘FURIOUS’ then really do something about it… the Tax Payers are PASSED FURIOUS… $535 Million Dollars FURIOUS!

  • s c

    I’m not sure who you mean when you say ‘ruling elites,’ Christin. You probably mean the people who pull the strings of the elected vermin who take up space in Washington. “Sock puppets” is a better term for the retards who infest Congress. Descriptive terms for the W H gang are almost endless, and damn few of them are ‘nice.’
    You can be sure of one thing, Christin. THIS administration has so much to hide that they will have to go through life watching over their shoulders. Starting with Obummer, you can include Baaney Fwank, Pelosi, Reid, Obummer’s czars, Obummer’s filthy rich ‘friends,’ Motormouth Biden, Holder, Waxman, and a list of names that reads more like a herd of career criminals with rap sheets that take a forklift to move. I wouldn’t be surprised if this administration is writing tech manuals and ‘how to’ books so organized crime can get it on the pork.


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