As the “impartial” media tries to spin your attention to such comical things as smoldering “books” in Afghanistan, if you look hard enough, yet ANOTHER OWEbama miscue has managed to mysteriously slip through the “mainstream media” network cracks..
Just TWO DAYS AGO, “several” of the “nearly two dozen employees at bankrupt solar panel maker Solyndra who were approved for bonuses Wednesday had months earlier received pay raises as high as 70 percent..” (“Bonuses given after raises at Solyndra” Washington Times) I am willing to wager that this is the first that you have heard of this..
“Attorneys” argued that “the extra cash is needed to keep key employees from fleeing only to be replaced by more expensive outside consultants..” These employees are only “fleeing” in order to keep from being locked up by the authorities..
Since OWEbama’s “historic” “Kevorkian Jobs Plan” instituted since 2009 which has led to the PERMANENT loss of millions of American jobs, why would this “attorney” assume that replacements would be “more expensive”? If these “jobs” of those who would “flee” were up for grabs, how many applicants who are now unemployed due to OWEbama “historic” double-digit unemployment would show up and how many would probably take LESS money to run the company even further into the ground like their well compensated predecessors? As well, since these are the “people who got Solyndra into this mess”, WHY ARE THEY STILL THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE?
These “attorneys” say that without this cash infusion these workers have “little incentive to stay”.. A bankrupt company that has been kept afloat by the OWEbama redistribution of millions of middle class tax dollars, with what sounds like more on the way, I’d call that MORE than an “incentive to stay”.. It’s quite obvious that positive results or profits aren’t necessary when it comes to “certain businesses” under the OWEbama caliphate..
“Shocking” is what bankruptcy Judge Mary Walrath called the LACK of “disclosure” of the fact that Solyndra execs got not only salary increases but now they are after these bonuses as well, this AFTER this “green” OWEbama scam stole multiple millions of middle class tax dollars. It was so “shocking” to Walrath that she APPROVED THE BONUSES.. I wonder which judge will be next in line for the Court of Appeals?
This is ALL of OWEbama’s doing but how did OWEbama react to the bonuses awarded to the members of AIG, a company that ISN’T bankrupt.. (Please keep in mind that OWEbama voted FOR the AIG bailout while he was a Senator, one of the few votes that he actually cast.. Hey, doesn’t that sound all too familiar? “I voted for the War before I voted against it”..)
Listen to the puling progressive: “It’s hard to understand how derivative traders at AIG warranted any bonuses, how do they justify this outrage to the taxpayers who are keeping the company afloat?” (New York Times 03/16/2009) Wow, he has gone from “outrage” over bonuses for AIG to the “endorsement” of the rewarding of these “1%ers” from Solyndra.. Why else would OWEbama want to “reward” this idiot “green scheme”?
According to yet another attorney, “insiders” like one George Kaiser stand to continue to benefit from OWEbama’s Bolshevik benevolence in relation to this failed experiment in junk environmental “science” that is Solyndra.. Who is George Kaiser? He “was a fundraiser for OWEbama during the 2008 presidential campaign..” NOW it all makes sense..
Yes a myriad of posturing potentates in the House and Senate all fell over each other trying to get before the CSPAN cameras to rail against the AIG bonuses back in the day.. Where is all of their thespian “outrage” now that this “green” scam is still rewarding these Solyndra “employees” with even MORE taxpayer “green”? AIG was cast as “corporate fat cats”, Solyndra is trying to help the “environment”, so therein lies (literally..) the difference..
Even Back Door Barney Frank said that the bonuses for AIG were nothing more than “rewarding incompetence”.. (Bloomberg Business Week “Off with their heads, samples of AIG outrage”) This isn’t anything remotely resembling “news” to Barney, he oversaw the rewarding of “incompetence” over at Fannie and Freddie especially when one of his “not-so life partners” was one Herb Moses who was the head of Fannie while he was laying like spoons with Bend Over Barney..
These “employees” need this tax money because they have “taken on many new responsibilities”.. It would be obvious to conclude that keeping the company SOLVENT WASN’T one of these “responsibilities” and for that rampant incompetence, OWEbama wants to again “reward” these employees of a completely failed company..
Speaking of “responsibilities”, OWEbama’s “Justice Department” “filed no opposition to the request” for these bonuses to be paid to these business failures.. That was because Holder and Company were too busy doing a “Sandy Berger” kind of document shredding relative to the OWEbama “Fast and Furious” SCANDAL while all of this was going on so very quietly behind the socialist scenes..
The “reorganization officer”, one R. Todd Neilson “testified that the bonus plan was his idea”. This was AFTER Solyndra “Executive Vice President” Ben Bierman “quit” to take another job.. He was either smart enough to want to leave a sinking socialist ship or he just managed to purge all of his files and destroy all of the evidence implicating him in this OWEbama unreported scandal faster than any of the other “executives”..
The biggest difference between the AIG bonuses and these Solyndra bonuses and raises is that the AIG executives were under a legal contact and these raises and bonuses being bestowed to the Solyndra/OWEbama minions were recommended in order to keep those that should have been fired and jailed from “fleeing”..
Where are the smelly Soros sponsored “Occupy” rodents? Aren’t these Solyndra “1%-ers” supposed to be “protested” against like the Wall Street executives? It’s not about “money”, this is liberalism so all that really matters is WHO has the money.. By the way, this so called “occupy movement” has filed to become a PAC.. It was always about “politics”, LIBERAL politics..
Neilson was asked “if he thought about seeking court approval for the pay raises”.. He said the decision “varies on a case by case basis”.. This is kind of similar to the “case by case” basis that OWEbama ILLEGAL immigrant family members manage to receive once they are finally placed into the hoosegow..
Solyndra “attorney” (talk about a busy guy..) Bruce Grohsgal said “there was no thought we were hiding something..” Liberal business shenanigans can always hide in plain sight when the protectionist “impartial” media is about.. Grohsgal also said that all of this was “normal business practices”.. “Normal” within the perverted progressive “business” world of OWEbama and all of his elitist phony cronies..