Tuesday, June 26, 2012

More corporate welfare under the guise of "green energy" and "job creation"

Hint to people who vote Dem and GOPer: none of these
people are actually on your side.
Really, just send me a check for $13.3 million and I promise to create more than one job with it.

My cleaning ladies, personal masseuse, driver, cook, and dog washer will all be making a good living, and I will pay their benefits, too.

Plus, I'll put up solar lights on my sidewalk so you can call it an investment in "green energy."

If necessary, I'll incorporate.

Exactly how do people keep defending this stuff:

Department of Energy officials gave a New Hampshire-based biofuel company access to $80 million for a Michigan project that has already fallen short of job creation expectations, despite receiving another $40 million in state and DOE subsidies.
“In September 2008, Mascoma [Corp.] pledged 70 jobs at the plant by the end of 2012. On Feb. 29 of this year, Mascoma reported to the MEDC that only three jobs had been created by the grant,” the Capitol Confidential (Mich.) reports today.”The company has been given the full $20 million from the state.”
Mascoma, a renewable energy company that specializes in cellulosic ethanol, received another $20 million for research and development from the Energy Department in 2008.
The company warned the federal government, in its SEC filing, that it has “no experience in the markets in which we intend to operate” — which perhaps explains why it only created three jobs from 2008 to 2011, despite promising to create 70 jobs, according to Capitol Confidential. That means that the Michigan government and DOE, in combining to give the company $40 million in 2008, spent $13.3 million on each job.

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