Finally! Some good news for Big Guy! Ohio and Michigan (2 swing states!) are making an economic turnaround! And he’s taking the credit for it.
In Michigan the turnaround must be due to the Green energy initiatives launched by then Governor and media darlin’ Jennifer Granholm, right? The green initiatives, funded by $3.4 billion in state tax incentives, loans and grants, along with another $2.4 billion from the federal government, including $1 billion awarded to battery and component manufacturers resulted in the economic uptick, right?
Like the $430 million given to the A123 factory that manufactures lithium ion batteries in Livonia, Michigan.
Jennie, Big Guy, Dr. Chu and Michigan’s U.S. Senators at the A123 Pep Rally
h/t Gateway Pundit
So how’s this “success” story working out for you, Michigan?
Well, after receiving more than $430 million in state and federal assistance, A123 has laid off most of their workforce, run up huge financial losses, recalled defective ($55 million worth!) batteries. Michelle Malkin reports:
This green dud will have taxpayers seeing red. A123’s official company motto is “Power. Safety. Life.” But the firm’s reality is “Out of power. Endangering safety. Clinging to life.”
Oh, and they’re being sued by shareholders, as stock in the lithium battery manufacturing company plummeted to 82 cents, down from a high of nearly $26.
So if Michigan’s change of fortune isn’t due to Jennie’s Eco-Doodle Program, what could explain the state’s turn around? Well, in the Great Democratic Smoke-Out of 2010 the residents of Michigan finally quit their dirty habit and elected a new Republican governor. Governor Snyder – whose primary and gubernatorial win is eerily similar to that of another Michigan native, the Mittster’s – managed to do what many feared he couldn’t or wouldn’t:
In a little over a year, a state on the ropes has been transformed. Government budget cuts erased a $1.5 billion deficit, and tax cuts for small businesses and the abolition of the Michigan Business Tax have led to a decline in unemployment.
Well, that’s an isolated incident in one of our fly-overs. The rest of Big Guy’s alternative energy programs are working out pretty good, no? Like wind energy – that was a good bet, no?
Well except for that $70 million that tax payers were charged for wind energy they didn’t want, need or desire. Or use, either, as it turns out.
Butt Solar that’s a sure thing, right? With a few notable exceptions of course.
“No I don’t,” the president said when asked directly if he regretted the $535 billion federal loan guarantee in 2009. “Because if you look at the overall portfolio of loan guarantees that had been provided, overall it’s doing well. And what we always understood is that not every single business is going to succeed in clean energy.”
Boy; in retrospect maybe we could’ve done better if Big Guy had just kept his original Green Czar, Van Jones, around to hand out the green. Butt no, we had to fire him because he signed some Truther documents. And he’s a self professed communist and revolutionary.
Butt seriously, when handled correctly, creating green jobs is really a win-win.
Although Van’s probably done better for himself by joining the Race Baiters United group. And since he doesn’t have any official government position any more, he’s free to speak his mind – and apply pressure to anyone - without fear of reprisal.
All I can say is if Van had been left in charge of the green energy dollars, I have no doubt we could have quadrupled our results:
Butt then, he wouldn’t have been available to do the important work that he has subsequently undertaken; pointing out how conservatives are the bane of America:
“You always have some Americans that, they don’t want to go forward. ‘We like slavery,‘ or ’we like segregation,‘ or ’we like women not voting,‘ or ’we like the environment being destroyed, we like workers having no rights, we like children in factories…’And they want to conserve, ahem, conserve, ahem, conserve the old ways.
Butt look, I know what everyone is really talking about today is Big Guy’s effort to get the talking heads off the “Obama eats Dog” stories and back on to the more important class war:
I can confirm that neither Big Guy - Harvard Law graduate, editor of the Harvard Law Review, constitutional law professor and community organizer, nor Lady M - Harvard Law (and Princeton!) graduate and community affairs patient-dumper - were born with a silver spoon in their mouths.
Butt they sure have grown accustomed to using them.
Still, don’t expect the whole OED meme to just go away.
*sigh* People seem to be enjoying it a little too much.
We may have to get Van Jones back on board and move straight to the race war.
“They say they’re Patriots but they hate everybody in America who looks like us. They say they love America but they hate the people, the brown folk, the gays, the lesbians, the people with piercings, ya know ya’ll.”
Wow! That Van is so multi-talented. We never should have let him get away.
I said I want more work, more wealth, and better health in our communities. The way you get that is not with pollution-based jobs, not having people working at McDonald‘s or Wendy’s selling food that’s not good, not working at Walmart where the people who made those products overseas are being oppressed, but having something that you can say 360 degrees is healthy and positive.”