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Pawns Documentation

Pawns Documentation

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FINAL AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY TV:60 -- “Pawns”
January 12, 2012
VISUALSAUDIO
The front cover of a file folder, with Obamavideo clip on it.http://goo.gl/YwMwvOBAMA: “The true engine of economic growthwill always be companies like Solyndra.”File folder with photos of Solyndra, FBI raid,CEO testimonyA diagram of a briefcase, Obama, & Solyndra.Arrow labeled “campaign donations” pointsfrom briefcase to Obama. Arrow labeled“$535 million” points from Obama toSolyndra.VO: We all know about Solyndra. The WhiteHouse emails, the FBI raids.VO: Solyndra investors raise campaign moneyfor Obama. The government gives Solyndra halfa billion in taxpayer money. Politics as usual.NEWS QUOTE: “Within the administration,the company’s potential collapse had longbeen discussed.” (Washington Post,12/25/11)Solyndra email: “hold our announcement ofthe consolidation of employees”Solyndra email: “No announcement till afterelections at DOE request”VO: “Within the administration, the company’spotential collapse had long been discussed.”VO: Knowing all along, Solyndra would have tofire their workers.VO: But Solyndra held it off until after the 2010elections.TEXT: “1,100 workers fired”Photos of workers who have been firedWH email: “the optics of a Solyndra defaultwill be bad”TEXT: “Fired Solyndra Worker: ‘It’s not aboutpeople; it’s politics” (Washington Post,12/25/11)TEXT: “we all feel betrayed” (WashingtonPost, 12/25/11)VO: 1,100 workers had no idea they would befired. But the Obama Administration knew.VO: All that mattered was the 2010 election –“optics,” not workers.VO: “It’s not about people; it’s politics.”Solyndra’s workers ‘felt betrayed.’
 
NEWS QUOTE: “an estimated 90 percentremain unemployed” (Washington Post,12/25/11)NEWS QUOTE: “blew through $535million” (ABC News, 9/23/11)TEXT: “Obama touts ‘Solyndra as a model ofhis jobs program’” (ABC News, 10/3/11)VO: Today, 90% of Solyndra’s laid-off workersremain unemployed.VO: Half a billion in taxpayer money – gone.VO: And Obama said this was a model of jobsand growth?Video clip of Obama:http://goo.gl/O4TFfSTEPHANOPOLOUS: “Do you regret that?”OBAMA: “No I don’t…overall it’s doing well.”TEXT: “Tell President Obama: Workers Aren’tYour Pawns”TEXT: “Take Action atAmericansForProsperity.org”DISCLAIMER: “Paid for by Americans forProsperity”VO: Tell President Obama: American workersaren’t pawns in your political games.
DOCUMENTATIONScript: “The true engine of economic growth will always becompanies like Solyndra.”
Source:http://goo.gl/YwMwv
Script: “We all know about Solyndra. The White House emails, the FBIraids.”
Support:
The Washington Post 
9/16/11;
Los Angeles Times 
9/8/11
Solyndratriedtoin- luenceEnergyDepartment,emailsshow
ByJoeStephensandCarolD.Leonnig--
TheWashingtonPost 
9/16/11Inthetwoyearsprecedingitscollapse,Solyndraanditsbiggestinvestor aggressivelyassertedthemselvesindealingswiththeObamaadministration,pushingEnergySecretaryStevenChutovisitthecompany’sheadquarterstohelpit
 
raiseprivatemoneyandlatersuggestingitwouldHileforbankruptcyiftheEnergyDepartmentrejecteditsproposedrescueplan.ExecutivesassociatedwiththeCaliforniasolarpanelcompanyalsoprivatelydescribedEnergyDepartmentofHicialsasmoreconcernedwithappearancesthanwithsoundbusinessdecisions.“TheDOEreallythinkspoliticallybeforeitthinkseconomically,”aSolyndraboardmemberwroteinDecembertoGeorgeKaiser,anObamafundraiserwhosefamilyfundsownedathirdofthecompany.Atanotherpoint,aninvestmentadvisertoKaiserwroteinane-mail:“DOEiswillingtoaccommodateSolyndra. . .buttheyappeartobeconcernedabout‘lookingbad.’”Thenewdetailscomefrome-mailsreleasedWednesdaybytheouseEnergyandCommerceCommittee,whoseRepublicanmajorityhasbeeninvestigatingSolyndra’scollapsesinceFebruary.ThedocumentswereprovidedinadvanceofChu’stestimony,scheduledforThursdaybeforethecommittee’sinvestigativepanel.CommitteeRepublicanshavesaidthatPresidentObamausedhisclean-energyinitiativetosteerloanstocampaigndonors.Solyndra’sbiggestinvestorisArgonautEquity,aninvestmentHirmforKaiser’sfamilyfunds.Kaiser,aTulsabillionaire,hassaidheplayednopartinhelpingSolyndrawina$535millionfederalloan.ThenewdocumentsdepictSolyndraanditsinvestorsasfarfrompassiverecipientsoftheEnergyDepartment’smoney.Instead,theyshowexecutivesmakingdemands,strikingtoughbargainsandnotshyingfromcriticismoftheagencythatwasfuelingthecompany’sgrowth.OnenewdocumentexpectedtobecitedatThursday’shearingisaDecembere-mailtoKaiserfromStevenMitchell,whowasmanagingdirectorofArgonautandamemberofSolyndra’scontrollingboard.MitchellwrotethattheEnergyDepartmentshotdownArgonaut’splanfortheagencytorescuethecompanyfromaliquiditycrisis,so“wepolitelymovedtheconversationtoward”howtoHileforbankruptcy.“TomeitwascleartheDOEfolksweresomewhatcaughtoffguardthatweweren’tgoingtobailoutthecompany,”Mitchellwrote.AseniorEnergyDepartmentstafferrespondedbysuggestingthatifArgonautandotherinvestorscontributedanadditional$75milliontokeepthecompanyaHloat,theywouldbeplacedaheadoftaxpayersforrepaymentifthecompanywentunder,thee-mailsaid.DOEspokesmanDamienLaVerasaidthatArgonautofHicialsareentitledtotheiropinionbutthatallloandecisionsweremadeonthemerits.

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