An Associated Press story Thursday tells you all you need to know about liberal bias in the mainstream media. The AP story was about Solyndra Inc., a Fremont, Calif.-based solar energy company which had been praised by Barack Obama when he toured the facility’s plant last year. It said the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided the facility Thursday, apparently looking for signs of corruption.
The raid came just days after the solar manufacturer abruptly closed, laying off about 1,000 workers, and two days after the company filed for bankruptcy protection. Speculation was that the raid could have something to do with the $535 million in loan guarantees the Department of Energy awarded to Solyndra in late 2009 as part of the $787-billion economic stimulus package. In May 2010, company executives hosted President Obama on a factory tour and said they expected to add employees.
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And why does the story reveal liberal bias? Because nowhere does it mention Barack Obama, who lauded the solar panel-producing company as a key part of his economic recovery program.
Solyndra’s failure is just one more indication that an economic recovery program tinged by green just won’t work. The president admitted as much this week, when he decided against a new Environmental Protection Agency proposal to reduce smog. Naturally, the decision on ground-level ozone drew a chorus of condemnation from such groups as the Sierra Club and the American Lung Association, which said it will cost lives and raise health care costs.
The proposal Mr. Obama rejected would have been one of the most expensive environmental measures ever — with an annual price tag as high as $90 billion. Hundreds of counties across the country would have found themselves in violation of the new standards the proposal called for. Electric utilities and other businesses would have had to lay out funds for upgraded pollution-control equipment if they maintained operations, but many said they would close down because the added costs would destroy their profitability. No surprise there, and it’s just one more example of how this administration’s regulatory attacks on the business community continue to offset the job gains so desperately needed.
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