Tax payer money used to pay workers to play cards watch movies ~ gov-ment picking winners and losers of the new normal
"Workers at LG Chem, a $300 million lithium-ion battery plant heavily funded by taxpayers, tell Target 8 that they have so little work to do that they spend hours playing cards and board games, reading magazines or watching movies.
...They say it's been going on for months."
More stimulus money waste and fraud has been exposed by Target 8 News in Holland, MI as their undercover investigation reveals workers at an LG Chem car battery plant were paid to play monopoly, poker and sudoku or to clean the parking lot. Workers confessed on camera that here just wasn't anything to do at the plant celebrated and trumpeted by President Obama as an example of his economic success in re-orienting American manufacturing toward a green-jobs future.
The complete list of faltering or bankrupt green-energy companies:
1.Evergreen Solar ($24 million)*
3.Solyndra ($535 million)*
4.Beacon Power ($69 million)*
5.AES’s subsidiary Eastern Energy ($17.1 million)
6.Nevada Geothermal ($98.5 million)
7.SunPower ($1.5 billion)
8.First Solar ($1.46 billion)
9.Babcock and Brown ($178 million)
10.EnerDel’s subsidiary Ener1 ($118.5 million)*
11.Amonix ($5.9 million)
12.National Renewable Energy Lab ($200 million)
13.Fisker Automotive ($528 million)
14.Abound Solar ($374 million)*
15.A123 Systems ($279 million)*
16.Willard and Kelsey Solar Group ($6 million)
17.Johnson Controls ($299 million)
18.Schneider Electric ($86 million)
19.Brightsource ($1.6 billion)
20.ECOtality ($126.2 million)
21.Raser Technologies ($33 million)*
22.Energy Conversion Devices ($13.3 million)*
23.Mountain Plaza, Inc. ($2 million)*
24.Olsen’s Crop Service and Olsen’s Mills Acquisition Company ($10 million)*
25.Range Fuels ($80 million)*
26.Thompson River Power ($6.4 million)*
27.Stirling Energy Systems ($7 million)*
28.LSP Energy ($2.1 billion)*
29.UniSolar ($100 million)*
30.Azure Dynamics ($120 million)*
32.Vestas ($50 million)
33.LG Chem’s subsidiary Chemical Power ($150 million)
34.Nordic Windpower ($16 million)*
35.Navistar ($10 million)
36.Satcon ($3 million)*
*Denotes companies that have filed for bankruptcy
Are these the high paying jobs ? where there is no real work ? so we take money from those who we're sucessful to fund this ? sounds like the gov-ment is looking to copy itself and call itself free enterprise ? where economic sucess or demand doesn't matter ? only the puppet masters matter who can steer unlimited dollars to fund ideaology...
I'm all for green energy and utilizing as many resources so long as its a smart wise decision.
But come on now ? really ? lets not play make believe and blow money to pay workers to play cards and pay management bonuses because some idiot in government steered millions of dollars towards a failed green energy ~ with workers not working you could almost call it imaginary energy.