Sounds like Team Obama, and the Democrats, have something major to hide. The evidence is abundantly clear. Team Obama gave billion of dollars in taxpayer-back loans to politically-connected solar energy firms who donated cash to his campaign. This explains why House Democrats fought hard to keep these subpoenas from being issued.
Republicans on a House Energy and Commerce Committee panel on Thursday overrode vigorous Democratic objections and took the apparently unprecedented step of authorizing subpoenas for internal White House communications related to a half-billion dollar taxpayer loan guarantee for the failed solar company Solyndra.
What happened to the goal of being transparent?
The move followed a last-minute attempt by the White House to prevent the action, in which administration officials met with committee members and delivered several boxes of e-mails and other documents to committee investigators on Wednesday afternoon.
Why wasn’t this turned over before the threats of subpoenas? Sounds like the White House wanted to delay.
Rep. Diana DeGette (Colo.), ranking Democrat on the panel, called it a “sad day” for the committee and “an act of irresponsible partisanship,” stressing that the committee had never before subpoenaed the White House. She noted the administration had already turned over thousands of pages of documents, and said a subpoena should be issued only after all alternative routes have been abandoned.
A half-BILLION dollars was lost to a corporation that donated money to Obama’s campaign. Obama’s economic advisers, Geithner and Summers, told Obama it was a bad deal but Obama listened to Energy Secretary Steven Chu. Auditors warned about the financial mess Solyndra was in, yet Team Obama approved the loans to promote their stimulus “creating” thousands of green energy jobs. You know, those “shovel-ready” jobs Obama recently admitted weren’t so shovel-ready.
Republicans said they had hoped to avoid the step, but that the committee’s long-running investigation had failed to get to the bottom of why Solyndra, which collapsed in August and is now under criminal investigation, was selected to receive the Obama administration’s first loan guarantee under the stimulus act. President Obama last year visited the company’s California operation, whose biggest investors were venture capital funds linked to Tulsa billionaire George Kaiser, a major Obama fundraiser.
Obama visited Solyndra. Joe Biden visited Solyndra. Solyndra executives visited the White House. George Kaiser visited the White House. Solyndra investors gave Obama campaign money. Obama gave campaign donors taxpayer money. See where I’m going? The Democrats do to and that’s why they fought against the issuing of these subpoenas.
Some Republicans have questioned whether the administration rushed stimulus funding out the door to benefit its political supporters. On Oct. 14, the White House told the committee that it would not comply with a request for all internal White House communications regarding the Solyndra loan.
What? The self-self proclaimed “most transparent administration in history” refused to give up information. Why? Because this is tied to Obama and his communication with campaign donors.
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