I Bet You Didn’t Hear About THIS On The News: Obama Stimulus (Your Tax Dollars) Was Spent On Chinese Solar Panels And To Foreign Wind Turbine Companies On U.S. Soil!!!

Posted on September 26, 2012

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The United States (The Gaslamp Post) – As the candidates go at each others throats, and the liberal main-stream media is doing its darndest to keep this failed president in the best of lights, they’re doing their best at damage control.  The media is accelerating its attacks on former governor and presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, in between episodes of even more over-the-top, sugar-coated garbage television.

I personally don’t have a problem with people watching crap on the major networks these days, it’s your time, watch what you will, but just keep in mind that a whole lot is going on right in front of you.  America, I wonder if you were paying attention…

Details are trickling out about a shady deal done on the part of the Obama administration while he was trying to save the now infamous Solyndra from bankruptcy.  While it is no secret by now, that the solar panel manufacturing firm was destined for failure from the get-go, what was kept secret was how not only did those stimulus tax-payer dollars go to President Obama’s cronies, but apparently they went to purchase green energy products manufactured abroad, and to pay foreigners to build their companies HERE in the United States.

Yes, you read that correctly.

In 2010, J.R. Conkey & Associates was contracted to install a solar panel system atop a government building in Illinois.

Paul Simon Building

Sure, sounds good right?  Green energy…  Good for the environment…  Americans employed in making those solar panels and technology, as well as the construction jobs created by using stimulus money in order to make it happen.

Good job, President Obama!  Take THAT all you nay-sayers who foolishly believe we can’t spend our way out of a recession!

Yeah well, that’s not what happened.  Hang on to your hats America, this might just get messy.

In 2010, the contractor on the project which was used to install the system atop the Senator Paul Simon Building in Carbondale, Il., J.R. Conkey noticed that the panels they were to use in the installation were manufactured in and shipped out of China.  Realizing that his company was being paid with funds allocated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, otherwise known as the “stimulus bill,” Jim Conkey, president of J.R. Conkey, approached the GSA with his concerns.

You guys remember the GSA right?  The General Services Administration, who was outed in the news after whistleblowers alerted the general public to how the agency flaunted wasting tax-payer dollars and bragged about throwing themselves lavish parties, at our expense.

What a bunch of jackasses…  And YOU paid for it!

As it was written, President Obama’s stimulus bill, which was signed into law, mandated that only American products were to be used on these projects.

On February 16, 2010, Mr. Conkey was directed by the GSA to proceed with the project, according to an investigation by the Inspector General’s office.

Unemployed Americans

According to the Washington Times;

“The contracting officer directed Conkey to ‘proceed with the panels specified in the schedule contract since they have already been determined as satisfying all applicable contract clauses including the ARRA Buy American Act requirement,’ ” the memo stated.

“We did what we were told to do by the federal government,” Jim Conkey, the company’s president, said Monday.

Huh…  Will you look at that.

Government officials defended the move due to China’s production of much cheaper, “less than cost,” solar panels , and how they were already squeezing out American producers.

Any rational human being with half a brain would understandably then ask, WHY ARE WE BUILDING SOLAR PANELS THEN?

The GSA responded to the inquiry by saying that;

…the Trade Agreements Act, not the Buy America Act, applies, according to Federal Acquisition Service officials, who added that only the Bureau of Customs, now a part of the Department of Homeland Security, could make a determination of [Trade Agreements Act] compliance.

Ultimately, said the GSA, only the Bureau of Customs, now under the Department of Homeland Security, could make the determination as to what category the Chinese made solar panels would fall into.

Roughly $1.8 Million was allocated to the project, but according to Conkey, his end only came to around $200,000.  My next question is, WHAT HAPPENED TO THE OTHER $1.6 MILLION?!?!?!

But it doesn’t stop there!  Along with that tragic waste of tax-payer dollars (OUR DOLLARS), it now appears that foreign companies received some of that money to not only start up green energy companies ON U.S. SOIL, but to build the equipment and then CHARGE us for the energy that it produces.

Countries like China received $2.6 Million, Spain $1.1 Billion, Germany $474.7 Million, Portugal $333 Million, and Australia $178 Million to not just manufacture wind turbines, but to build their wind farms HERE.  In addition, Japan received $130.5 Million, Italy another$84.2 million, France $69.5 Million, and the UK $42.2 Million, in order to get rich off of US, America.

Don’t take my word for it, you guys don’t know me from Adam…  Go check it out for yourselves!

Exactly WHERE did our president create jobs and bring prosperity, other than in OTHER countries?  Exactly HOW was his stimulus spending going to put Americans back to work by paying other nations with OUR OWN MONEY to produce?

They claim he saved the auto industry and kept our economy from collapsing, but he’d be hard pressed to prove it.  If he saved the auto industry, then ask yourself, “what happened to Saturn?”  If the auto industry really needed his guiding hand, then why did Ford take not a cent in stimulus money?

And to expand on that question, why did the Obama administration go after Ford for saying that very thing in their commercials?

Another good question would be how he intends to keep our economy from collapsing by printing more money and denying inflation?

America, we’re in serious trouble, and some just don’t see it.