Posts Tagged ‘Finland’

Sarah Palin Tweets Outrage (Updated)

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Wake Up America!

Shortly after an appearance on Hannity on Thursday evening, Sarah Palin sent out a tweet via the Twitter social network that reads simply: “This is outrageous. Wake up, America…”   This link is to a story that should indeed be an outrage among Americans.  With the approval of the Obama administration, the US Government gave a $529 million loan guarantee to a Finnish car company, Fisker, that produces electric “plug-in” cars.  The problem is that they decided that rather than spend the money on a plant here in the US, they’ve gone back to Finland with the dough.  EARTH TO OBAMA:  What in the world were you leftist dolts thinking when you decided to go along with this idea?  Let’s export some more jobs.  Let’s put more US capital at risk. Talk about WTF moments!

The company’s founder and namesake, Henrik Fisker said the cars simply couldn’t be built here in the US, and added insult to injury saying:

“We’re not in the business of failing; we’re in the business of winning. So we make the right decision for the business. That’s why we went to Finland.”

So, to stay here in America is to fail?  In addition to being at least mildly insulting, it’s also an unintended assessment of Obama, if you consider it carefully.  After all, if the company cannot succeed in the environment Obama has created, it’s not exactly a ringing endorsement of Obamanomics, is it?

Nevertheless, this is another of the “Green Jobs” scams and it is typical of how this administration has operated.  How much would you guess company executives have contributed to Obama? There’s no information available on that at present, but you can bet it will be coming.

Irrespective of the outcome of that investigation, I wonder if anybody else is outraged by the fact that the US government and taxpayers are potentially on the hook for the loans if this boondoggle also fails, like Tesla seems to be doing.  Out economy is in free-fall, and the Obama administration is giving loans to electric car companies from Finland that have never produced a single car, and is now going to produce them back home in Finland?  This is disgusting.  Barack Obama needs to go home next November, and I agree with Sarah Palin when she famously said: “November [2012] can’t come soon enough.”


Update:  It turns out that Al Gore is a partner in the company receiving the loan.  With this administration, you had to know there was some crony-capitalism going on in this deal somewhere.