Dems’ Stimulus Funded Solar Panels that “Worked as Long as You Didn’t Put Them in the Sun”

October 9, 2012

FYI, a similar version of the release below went to the following districts: Shelley Adler (NJ-03), Pete Aguilar (CA-31), Jeff Anderson (MN-08), George Badey (PA-07), John Barrow (GA-12), Ami Bera (CA-07), Tim Bishop (NY-01), Kathy Boockvar (PA-08), Leonard Boswell (IA-03), Bruce Braley (IA-01), Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Lois Capps (CA-24), Ben Chandler (KY-06), David Cicilline (RI-01), Jim Costa (CA-16), David Crooks (IN-08), John Delaney (MD-06), Val Demings (FL-10), Tammy Duckworth (IL-08), Bill Foster (IL-11), Lois Frankel (FL-22), Pete Gallego (TX-23), John Garamendi (CA-03), David Gill (IL-13), Alan Grayson (FL-09), Pam Gulleson (ND-AL), Jose Hernandez (CA-10), Brian Higgins (NY-26), Jim Himes (CT-04), Paul Hirschbiel (VA-02), Steven Horsford (NV-04), Steve Israel (NY-03), Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-01), Larry Kissell (NC-08), Pat Kreitlow (WI-07), Ann McLane Kuster (NH-02), Rick Larsen (WA-02), David Loebsack (IA-02), Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), Nita Lowey (NY-17), Dan Maffei (NY-24), Larry Maggi (PA-18), Jim Matheson (UT-04), Carolyn McCarthy (NY-04), Gary McDowell (MI-01), Mike McIntyre (NC-07), Jerry McNerney (CA-09), Michael Michaud (ME-02), Joe Miklosi (CO-06), Brendan Mullen (IN-02), Mark Murphy (NY-11), Patrick Murphy (FL-18), Rick Nolan (MN-08), John Oceguera (NV-03), Sal Pace (CO-03), Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), Scott Peters (CA-52), Nick Rahall (WV-03), Hayden Rogers (NC-11), Raul Ruiz (CA-36), Brad Schneider (IL-10), Brandon Shaffer (CO-04), Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09), Louise Slaughter (NY-25), Gene Stilp (PA-11), Betty Sutton (OH-16), Syed Taj (MI-11), Mark Takano (CA-41), John Tierney (MA-06), Paul Tonko (NY-20), Manan Trivedi (PA-06), Niki Tsongas (MA-03), Christie Vilsack (IA-04), Jamie Wall (WI-08), Tim Walz (MN-01), Charlie Wilson (OH-06)


Chandler’s Stimulus Funded Solar Panels that “Worked as Long as You Didn’t Put Them in the Sun”  

Solyndra Sister Company Received $63 Million through Chandler’s Wasteful Stimulus and Now is Filing for Bankruptcy, Under Investigation


WASHINGTON — Kentucky families and small business owners can’t trust Ben Chandler anymore. It was his $833 billion stimulus that was responsible for giving hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to solar companies that wasted it, namely the now-bankrupt Solyndra. Recently, Abound Solar, which received a $63 million loan, filed for bankruptcy after admitting to creating unworkable equipment.


“This is what leading from behind looks like: Ben Chandler continues to throw Kentucky families’ tax dollars at wasteful enterprises, failing to strengthen the economy,” said NRCC Communications Director Paul Lindsay. “Known for a record of failure and recklessness, Ben Chandler no longer is trusted by Kentucky families and small businesses to make decisions in their best interest.”


Abound Solar benefitted from Democrats’ failed stimulus package and is now under investigation for making a product that “worked as long as you didn’t put them in the sun:”


“Internal documentation and testimony from sources within Abound show that the company was selling a faulty, underperforming product, and may have mislead lenders at one point in order to keep itself afloat.


“’Our solar modules worked as long as you didn’t put them in the sun,’ an internal source told The Daily Caller News Foundation.” (Michael Bastasch, “Sources, documents suggest government-subsidized Abound Solar was selling faulty product,” The Daily Caller, 10/2/2012)


Unsurprisingly, a new survey shows that the American people know that tax hikes that Washington Democrats are championing will go to increase government spending, not cut the deficit:


“President Obama claims that tax increases will help close the deficit, but a majority of Americans believe he intends to use the money for increased spending, according to a new survey.” (Joel Gehrke, “Poll: Voters believe Obama wants tax hikes to increase spending, not cut deficit,” The Washington Examiner, 10/8/2012)