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Erika Johnsen at Townhall reports:

Just add it to the Obama administration’s ever-lengthening list of ridiculous stimulus-related schemes: a well-subsidized solar company received a federal loan guarantee (backed, it goes without saying, by The American Taxpayer) to sell solar panels… to itself skype app kostenlos herunterladen.

 
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And here’s the story from the Washington Examiner:

First Solar is the company. The subsidy came from the Export-Import Bank, which President Obama and Harry Reid are currently fighting to extend and expand. The underlying issue is how Obama’s insistence on green-energy subsidies and export subsidies manifests itself as rank corporate welfare whatsapp web bilder herunterladen.

Here’s the road of subsidies these solar panels followed from Perrysburg, Ohio, to St beitrag zdf mediathek downloaden. Clair, Ontario.

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First Solar is an Arizona-based manufacturer of solar panels. In 2010, the Obama administration awarded the company $16.3 million to expand its factory in Ohio — a subsidy Democratic Gov paint shop pro 7 gratisen nederlands. Ted Strickland touted in his failed re-election bid that year.

Five weeks before the 2010 election, Strickland announced more than a million dollars in job training grants to First Solar arduino kostenlos herunterladen. The Ohio Department of Development also lent First Solar $5 million, and the state’s Air Quality Development Authority gave the company an additional $10 million loan xbox one im hintergrund downloaden.

After First Solar pocketed this $17.3 million in government grants and $15 million in government loans, Ex-Im entered the scene mw3 kostenlose inhalte zum herunterladen erforderlich.

In September 2011, Ex-Im approved $455.7 million in loan guarantees to subsidize the sale of solar panels to two wind farms in Canada nintendo switch spieleen kostenlos. That means if the wind farm ever defaults, the taxpayers pick up the tab, ensuring First Solar gets paid.

But the buyer, in this case, was First Solar itunes neue software herunterladen.

A small corporation called St. Clair Solar owned the wind farm and was the Canadian company buying First Solar’s panels. But St. Clair Solar was a wholly owned subsidiary of First Solar. So, basically, First Solar was shipping its own solar panels from Ohio to a solar farm it owned in Canada, and the U.S. taxpayers were subsidizing this “export.”

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