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Solyndra

September 29, 2011 9:31 am ET

Republican politicians and right-wing pundits have created a media storm around Solyndra and they're using it as an excuse to attack the President and our investments in renewable energy.


CORE MESSAGE

Putting partisan politics before American competitiveness will only ship more American jobs overseas.

Connect: Clean energy is the fastest growing job sector in the world -- America should be leading, not getting left behind.

Define: The Solyndra loan-guarantee deal was started by the Bush Administration and the program it was part of has a 99% success rate. Solyndra went bankrupt because it was beat out by Chinese companies that benefit from China out-investing us in clean energy.

Go on offense: That's exactly why we need to invest more in clean energy. We should be leading the world in creating renewable energy jobs, not shipping them overseas to China and Europe.

Expose: Politicians and pundits using Solyndra's bankruptcy to score political points are willing to sacrifice American jobs and competitiveness just to hurt the President politically.

Core values: Americans are pioneers. That means taking risks - and investing in the energy technology that will create jobs and power our future is the right risk to take.


ATTACKS AND RESPONSES


"Solyndra is what happens when politicians hand out taxpayer funding to their friends."

  • Let's get the facts straight: Solyndra went bankrupt because it was beat out by Chinese companies that benefit from China out-investing America in clean energy. The loan guarantee was started by the Bush Administration and the program it was part of has a 99% success rate.
  • Americans are pioneers, and that means taking risks. Investing in the technology that will create jobs and power our future is the right risk to take. We can't watch the rest of the world pass us by.


"Renewable energy projects are a waste of taxpayer money."


"Government funding for clean energy destroys jobs."


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