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    Hypocrite!

    MON JUN 04, 2012 AT 01:45 PM PDT
    Mitt Romney expands his personal collection of Massachusetts Solyndras
    byJed Lewison

    Isn't there a saying about those in glass houses throwing stones? (Beck Diefenbach/Reuters)
    Mitt Romney, who last week attacked President Obama over the failure of Solyndra despite having backed two failed green energy firms with public funds in Massachusetts, just got another Solyndra-style failure hung around his neck:
    A Massachusetts solar company to which Mitt Romney personally delivered a $1.5 million loan when he was governor has gone belly up, leaving him vulnerable to the same "picking winners and losers" charges that he's been lobbing at President Barack Obama over Solyndra.
    The president's reelection campaign wasted no time noting Romney's support for Lowell-based Konarka Technologies, which announced Friday it had filed for bankruptcy protection with plans to lay off more than 80 workers and liquidate its assets.

    The filing came on the heels of Romney's unannounced visit last week to Solyndra's Silicon Valley headquarters, where he accused the Obama administration of a conflict of interest and poor judgment in approving Solyndra's $535 million Energy Department loan guarantee.

    Of course, if Mitt Romney were a man of conviction, he wouldn't be attacking President Obama over Solyndra and his hypocrisy wouldn't be an issue. But he's not, and it is.

    http://www.dailykos.com/

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    Article shows how Romney supported the individual mandate.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...587354714.html
    Updated June 5, 2012, 9:34 a.m. ET
    How Romney Pushed State Health Bill
    Emails Show Governor Defending Insurance Mandate for Massachusetts Residents

    By MARK MAREMONT

    When Mitt Romney left office as Massachusetts governor, his aides removed all emails from a server computer in the governor's office, and purchased and carted off hard drives from 17 state-owned personal computers, according to a current state official.


    A trove of emails show then-Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romeny defending an insurance mandate for state residents. Mark Maremont has details on The News Hub. Photo: AP.

    But a small cache of emails survived, including some that have never publicly surfaced surrounding Mr. Romney's efforts to pass his now-controversial health-care law. The emails show the Republican governor was closely engaged in negotiating details of the bill, working with top Democratic state leaders and drafting early copies of opinion articles backing it.

    Then-Gov. Romney with his health secretary, Timothy Murphy, and Sen. Edward M. Kennedy after signing Massachusetts' health-care law in 2006.

    Mr. Romney and his aides, meanwhile, strongly defended the so-called individual mandate, a requirement that everyone in Massachusetts have or buy heath insurance. And they privately discussed ideas that might be anathema to today's GOP—including publicly shaming companies that didn't provide enough health insurance to employees.

    Mr. Romney signed the bill April 12, 2006, and that night sent an email thanking a top aide, saying the law would help "hundreds of thousands of people…have healthier and happier lives."

    Through a public-records request, The Wall Street Journal obtained what is believed to be the most complete set of the internal emails to date, including attachments to some of the messages.


    Read some of the emails surrounding Mitt Romney's efforts to pass his now-controversial Massachusetts health-care law.


    Mr. Romney once trumpeted the overhaul as his signature achievement as governor, but he has since played it down amid GOP attacks on the 2010 federal health-care bill signed by President Barack Obama, which bears similarities to the Massachusetts plan. Both contain individual mandates that require residents to buy health insurance.

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    Damn, now who does one vote for?

    I think Mr. Kos really should point out the difference between 1.5 MM and 535 MM. Ah shit, what is a number anyway.......

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    Hypocrisy is hypocrisy.

    And YOU should point out all those successful companies who have been assisted by the gov't.
    You're a right wing ideologue so of course you wont.



    Lisa Murkowski Warns Against ‘Knee-Jerk' Reaction To Solyndra
    The Huffington Post | By Lucia Graves
    Posted: 06/05/2012 11:13 pm

    Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) warned against a “knee-jerk” response to Solyndra, breaking with top Republicans as she voiced her support for federally backed renewable energy programs, including the loan program that aided the now-bankrupt solar manufacturer.

    “I think we need to get through this period and be able to reflect on what it is that actually comes out of these loan guarantee programs," Murkowski, the top Republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, told The Hill Tuesday. "We are focusing right now on the failures instead of also recognizing that we have done good things for the loan guarantee program. We need to make sure it does what it is supposed to be doing."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Havakasha View Post
    Hypocrisy is hypocrisy.

    And YOU should point out all those successful companies who have been assisted by the gov't.
    You're a right wing ideologue so of course you wont.



    Lisa Murkowski Warns Against ‘Knee-Jerk' Reaction To Solyndra
    The Huffington Post | By Lucia Graves
    Posted: 06/05/2012 11:13 pm

    Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) warned against a “knee-jerk” response to Solyndra, breaking with top Republicans as she voiced her support for federally backed renewable energy programs, including the loan program that aided the now-bankrupt solar manufacturer.

    “I think we need to get through this period and be able to reflect on what it is that actually comes out of these loan guarantee programs," Murkowski, the top Republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, told The Hill Tuesday. "We are focusing right now on the failures instead of also recognizing that we have done good things for the loan guarantee program. We need to make sure it does what it is supposed to be doing."
    If treating OUR tax dollars preciously is right wing ideology, then I guess I am indeed guilty as charged.

    Obviously with Solyndra, something was missed. OUR tax dollars should not be used by OUR government as venture capital.

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    The Romney campaign knows it has some explaining to do.

    On Sunday, the campaign defended the former Massachusetts governor’s jobs record, arguing that the state’s bottom-of-the-barrel status as 47th in job creation ignores the improvement made between the beginning and end of Romney term. But when it comes to attacking President Obama’s jobs record, the Romney campaign doesn’t always apply the same standard.

    For example, the campaign’s press secretary Andrea Saul sang a different tune last month:

    President Obama hasn’t created a net single new job … Since he started his presidency, he has not created any jobs. Not when you look at the full picture of the economy.
    It’s a fine line for the campaign to walk, as it simultaneously uses averages and “net” jobs numbers to insist that Obama’s jobs record is sub-par. Romney adviser Kerry Healey, who served as Romney’s lieutenant governor in Massachusetts, tried to thread that needle in an appearance Tuesday on CNN. Averages, Healey said, are an unfair measure of a chief executive’s record — one that matters less than whether a leader spurred “progression.”

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    This is what a relatively non-partisan moderate Republican says.
    We know all to well what a right wing ideologue says and does.


    Lisa Murkowski Warns Against ‘Knee-Jerk' Reaction To Solyndra
    The Huffington Post | By Lucia Graves
    Posted: 06/05/2012 11:13 pm

    Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) warned against a “knee-jerk” response to Solyndra, breaking with top Republicans as she voiced her support for federally backed renewable energy programs, including the loan program that aided the now-bankrupt solar manufacturer.

    “I think we need to get through this period and be able to reflect on what it is that actually comes out of these loan guarantee programs," Murkowski, the top Republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, told The Hill Tuesday. "We are focusing right now on the failures instead of also recognizing that we have done good things for the loan guarantee program. We need to make sure it does what it is supposed to be doing."

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