"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Solyndra Update - Why Would a Democratic Congressman Not Want to Issue Subpoenas?

By now, everyone knows what really happened with Solyndra.   This is actually a simple story:  the government has hundreds of billions of dollars to spend in "stimulus."   Pigs will inevitably line up at that trough, and some of those pigs are dirty.   Solyndra was a dirty pig, a Potemkin village of a company that had a big new  building and lots of employees but not very many sales of its solar power technology.   Essentially they defrauded the U.S. of more than half a billion.   But, of course, you can't cheat an honest man.   The Obama administration needed Solyndra too, as a photo-op for the President's "green jobs" mantra.   So you had a flim-flam man on one side, and a pie-in-the-sky lottery-ticket-buying President on the other.    What could go wrong?

So why exactly would Congressman Ed Markey (D - Mass.) not want to issue subpoenas to investigate this mess?  


Here's an equation for you:  

Solyndra + Gunwalker + Low Approval Polls = Evan Bayh

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