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Old 10-07-2011, 02:20 AM
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Jonathan Silver, who approved a $535 million U.S. government loan to the solar company Solyndra, said Thursday he is leaving the Energy Department.

Solyndra went bankrupt and closed down Aug. 31. Republicans in Congress have held hearings on the loan, suggesting approval was rushed because President Barack Obama was planning to visit the California company.

Officials with the Energy Department said Silver has been planning his departure since July because funding for the loan program stopped at the end of the fiscal year, The Washington Post reported.

"Because of my absolute confidence in Jonathan and the outstanding work he has done, I would welcome his continued service at the Department, but I completely understand the decision he has made," Energy Secretary Steven Chu said.
Scapegoating 101...Another gets thrown under the bus to save where the buck is supposed to stop...
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Scapegoating 101...Another gets thrown under the bus to save where the buck is supposed to stop...
Was someone found guilty of some crime or what? Obama made a good point in his press conference when answering about people being upset that nobody had gone to jail over the banking scandals. He pointed out that although the shenanigans pulled by the banks hurt a lot of people they weren't necessarily crimes. The lifting of regulations to protect Americans from bad banking practices was the real culprit.
So, you may not like it but it doesn't mean it was criminal.
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Some people still have a modicum of honor left.

When you've made an error of this magnitude, many would wish for the escape of seppuku.
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Scapegoating 101...Another gets thrown under the bus to save where the buck is supposed to stop...
BTW had you watched Obama's press conference yesterday he never ran away from the story at all. He accepted that it was a bad investment. You just said he has put all the blame on this guy and threw him under the bus. This is you spinning a story yet again to put a bad light on the potus. Here is an idea...Next time you are going to accuse someone of something maybe you should back it up.
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Was someone found guilty of some crime or what? Obama made a good point in his press conference when answering about people being upset that nobody had gone to jail over the banking scandals. He pointed out that although the shenanigans pulled by the banks hurt a lot of people they weren't necessarily crimes. The lifting of regulations to protect Americans from bad banking practices was the real culprit.
So, you may not like it but it doesn't mean it was criminal.
Diversion again, Mikeyy???

How about addressing the real issue, instead of dancing around it?? Solyndra was a big payback for campaign contributions for Pres. Obama and the OA is using this guy as their scapegoat. Yet another issue that should be investigated thoroughly gets avoided. Some people want answers about whether or not this deal went through as a result of this kind of thing, and some people just want it to go away so that the truth is never revealed.
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BTW had you watched Obama's press conference yesterday he never ran away from the story at all. He accepted that it was a bad investment. You just said he has put all the blame on this guy and threw him under the bus. This is you spinning a story yet again to put a bad light on the potus. Here is an idea...Next time you are going to accuse someone of something maybe you should back it up.
It's not about the decision, it's about the reasoning behind the decision. If Wall Street didn't see this as a good investment, just what makes anyone think that the gov't should?? Also, the gov't shouldn't be investing in any company. Doing so gives that company a gov't funded advantage over other companies who didn't make big campaign contributions.
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It's not about the decision, it's about the reasoning behind the decision. If Wall Street didn't see this as a good investment, just what makes anyone think that the gov't should?? Also, the gov't shouldn't be investing in any company. Doing so gives that company a gov't funded advantage over other companies who didn't make big campaign contributions.
Whethe we should invest in new technology in my view is a no brainer. China and others are investing billions. If we don't do the same we will lose the energy race. We out spent the USSR and won the cold war and the space race. Now we need to win the future. Yes we need to invest. Especially when wallstreet isn't.

Now, id you thinl Obama is corrupt what can I say. Prove it. The guy who resigned isn't saying he was thrown under the bus and Obama isn't denying it was a bad investment. If you throw someone under the bus it means you are trying to blame someone else. So get the terms correct.
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Scapegoating 101...Another gets thrown under the bus to save where the buck is supposed to stop...
Why is it that when someone in the Obama administration leaves he's thrown under the bus, but when it was someone in a prior administration, it's a resignation


Different standards maybe?
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Whethe we should invest in new technology in my view is a no brainer. China and others are investing billions. If we don't do the same we will lose the energy race. We out spent the USSR and won the cold war and the space race. Now we need to win the future. Yes we need to invest. Especially when wallstreet isn't.

Now, id you thinl Obama is corrupt what can I say. Prove it. The guy who resigned isn't saying he was thrown under the bus and Obama isn't denying it was a bad investment. If you throw someone under the bus it means you are trying to blame someone else. So get the terms correct.
But the gov't should not be favoring one company over another. If they want to invest in solar energy, then EVERY company reseraching it should be the recipient of the $$ not just those who donated large sums of $$ to the President's campaign. Or are you in favor of allowing companies to buy money from the gov't???
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Why is it that when someone in the Obama administration leaves he's thrown under the bus, but when it was someone in a prior administration, it's a resignation


Different standards maybe?
Different motivations, maybe?? He wasn't the one at the heart of the problem, he was simply someone's bitch who followed orders and then when the **** hit the fan, fell on his sword to protect his superiors.
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