Saturday, November 19, 2011

Tax the Rich!

*  The pepper spraying of peaceful students at UC Davis is disgusting.  It looks like investigations will be started.  For more info, see HuffingtonPost.

* To those involved in the Occupy movements across the country:  Continue the fight for justice and fairness!  

* Do you remember the early days in the Kasich administration?  Business Week (2/1/11) noted that the JobsOhio legislation was sponsored by Worthington Republican, Mike Duffey:

....The bill calls for JobsOhio to do much of its work in private. Certain records would be exempt from disclosure under Ohio public records law. The panel would have four public meetings a year but could have closed-doors talks about its negotiations with businesses.

Its members would be appointed by the governor to serve four-year terms. They wouldn't be paid but would be reimbursed for expenses.....

Aren't you still bothered by this JobsOhio entity that is funded by your tax dollars, but works behind closed doors?

*  Wow.  Did you know that the Bush administration funded a research project that involved Solyndra? In an article from March 26, 2008, information is provided by

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has earmarked up to $13.7 million over the next three years for the eleven selected research projects, while agreed cost sharing with the universities and industry partners should boost the total investment across all the projects to $17.4 million. "These projects will help meet President Bush's goal of making clean and renewable solar power commercially viable by 2015," said Alexander Karsner of the DOE....

....Other projects funded by the DOE are:

.....• University of Florida with Global Solar Energy, International Solar Electric Technology, Nanosolar and Solyndra: Routes for rapid synthesis of CIGS absorbers....

The Bush administration also had invited Solyndra and other companies to participate in federal program, as noted on 10/08/2007 at Ens-Newswire:

The federal government is supporting clean energy projects using innovative technologies with a loan guarantee program finalized Thursday by the Department of Energy. The program is based on the Energy Policy Act of 2005. 

Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman has invited 16 project sponsors, who submitted pre-applications last fall, to submit full applications for loan guarantees.....

....Solyndra, Inc. - California Manufacture of efficient thin-film photovoltaic modules....

Yet Republicans like Joe Barton want to blame everything on the Obama administration.