We Need New Laws To Stop This Abuse In Government

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by pspr, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. pspr

    pspr

    This is the MO of Obama, the Democraps and most Republicans. This SOP needs to be stopped as it only hurts us taxpayers. Our representative are being bought and paid for every day and it's costing the taxpayer trillions of dollars.

    Even as advanced battery maker A123 Systems struggled for financial viability, it played the Washington insider game, where political money and access go hand in hand.

    The Massachusetts firm dished out nearly $1 million to hire a powerhouse lobbying firm with close ties to President Barack Obama between 2007 and 2009, and two of its top executives made personal donations to several high-profile Democrats in Congress as it won federal funding for its efforts to build the next generation of lithium batteries for electric vehicles.

    And its president and CEO, David Vieau, an early financial backer of President Barack Obama, scored five invitations to the White House in 2009 and 2010, including a meeting he attended with the president, White House logs show. And when the company opened a new Michigan plant, Obama made a high-profile call to congratulate.

    The company offered a compelling storyline for an administration eager to create jobs and spur alternative energy: it would employ hundreds of new workers at two plants in the politically critical state of Michigan that was hoping to revive its lagging auto industry.

    The efforts paid off.

    The company managed to get several lawmakers in both parties to support its request for federal funding, securing almost $6 million during the end of the Bush administration and then a $250 million grant from the American Recovery and Reconstruction Act after Obama took office.


    http://www.washingtonguardian.com/battery-makers-beltway-power-play