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The House has passed the No More Solyndras Act, which would curtail a DOE loan guarantee program...

The House has passed the No More Solyndras Act, which would curtail a DOE loan guarantee program that ignited a firestorm of controversy after a certain solar manufacturer went belly-up. The bill, passed mostly on party lines, has little chance of clearing the Democrat-controlled Senate, but it highlights the tense political climate the DOE program, which U.S. solar vendors such as First Solar (FSLR) and SunPower (SPWR) depend heavily on, operates under.
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  • Financial Insights
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    Great job Congress! Now pass a No More Congressional Stupidity/Laziness Act, which would force members of congress to work more than 6 months a year (how often do they actually work?), have their pay and benefits based off the median U.S. salary, and limit terms for senators and representatives. That would save the American taxpayers $1 billion a year instantly, untold billions more in increased government efficiency, and reduce headaches for all, due to more commonsense and productive legislation.
    14 Sep 2012, 04:17 PM Reply Like
  • kmi
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    Great comment Mr. Mann, I wonder what the process of knowingly passing an Act with zero hope of making it into law cost the US taxpayer today.
    14 Sep 2012, 05:11 PM Reply Like
  • Ted Bear
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    Not sure they are capable, Andrew, but i like your suggestion.

     

    Cut out lobbying of any sort, have them work only Saturdays like they used to, make their continued tenure based on only those times when they balance the budget (for real, no smoke and mirrors crap), and give them each a fixed sum to spend on re-election...maybe 3 mil for prez, 1 mil for congress. And give then one month for campaigning...i am sick already of listening to their bullshit, knowing that the only reason they are spewing it is because the other side is, none of it is believable, and in the end, their records speak for them selves in spite of any lies they may be trying to tell now.
    14 Sep 2012, 05:17 PM Reply Like
  • QuantRec
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    Andrew Mann is brilliant!

     

    Every member of every party should support his bill.

     

    Enjoy weekend.
    14 Sep 2012, 05:17 PM Reply Like
  • larry214001
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    I would say let Congress be as lazy as they want. When they are in session they are wasting money with extending unemployment and "job training" bills that are a very bad joke. Congress should be trying to rein in the power that "pot-us" has usurped the past 3.5 years, but obviously they are not.
    14 Sep 2012, 05:20 PM Reply Like
  • Scott & Kim
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    You didn't rein in the powers usurped by Bush and Cheney in the previous 8 years, so why is it any different now? And they started the two wars, one of which was totally unjustified and Obama got us out of. But then you already know that because I'm sure that you were there fighting for our freedoms, right?
    15 Sep 2012, 04:02 PM Reply Like
  • warrenrial
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    You can thank Obama for Solyndra and he should return the money funneled back to him at the tax payers expense.
    14 Sep 2012, 05:21 PM Reply Like
  • Scott & Kim
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    Yea Right! just like Cheney returned the money that was funneled to him from Halliburton, for starting two wars for them.
    15 Sep 2012, 03:57 PM Reply Like
  • davidjongewaard
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    Ironic, isn't it? Clean, sustainable energy is not on the "pro-business, job creator" party's list, but big oil and coal certainly are. Guess we know where the deep pockets are!
    14 Sep 2012, 05:26 PM Reply Like
  • Poor Texan
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    The Senate will not pass anything the house sends over but it's the Republicans fault? Sounds more like Harry Reid is constipated.
    14 Sep 2012, 10:38 PM Reply Like
  • kmi
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    Will Congress pass anything the Senate sends over? Will anything passed by both houses make it past Obama?

     

    The real issue here is unwillingness or inability to draft bills that will be passed into law, and sham votes that are just wasting taxpayer dollars when those proposing them and passing them -know- and are fully aware that their bills won't be signed into law should be a crime.

     

    So yes, in this instance, the Republicans are reminding us that they are wasting our money and it most certainly is their fault.
    15 Sep 2012, 08:37 AM Reply Like
  • Tagsr
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    Mr. Mann makes several excellent points.
    My knee-jerk reaction is enthusiastic approval.

     

    Other people's self-serving one-sided partisan political comments are not helpful.
    16 Sep 2012, 10:15 PM Reply Like
  • Socc1122
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    Both support diversified energy sources. Both support US employment. Both, well Obama, is clearly against sending jobs overseas. Both realize America can become ipenergy independent.First Solar WILL prevail. I'm done shorting it. Made a ton going down. Time to make wage same while it rises.
    17 Sep 2012, 05:34 AM Reply Like
  • 123man
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    Watched the debate and was astonished - Not because there was any earth shattering moments - Mitt did pretty well, but I think a very important point was missed by many - Mitt claimed that he worked both sides of the aisle while governor - so the obvious question is what DID he do - well, lets see, he had a 85% democratic legislature and he got through Mittcare - WOW - he gave the state pretty much the same plan as Obamacare (not withstanding its democratic agenda), and now his claim is that he did it because it was a state issue - can you smell the BS here? - seems as though the challenger goes where the wind blows -
    4 Oct 2012, 09:48 AM Reply Like
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