Obama's Green Cover-Up
We've told you many times about the President's lies about his green energy programs.
But now that he's in full-blown campaign mode, these deceptions have gone to the next level.
The Obama campaign releasing a series of ads they say are fighting against attacks from "big oil."
In fact, these ads are an assault on the truth.
Here's a piece of one:
Obama: I'm Barack Obama and I approve this message.
Narrator: Over the top, erroneous, out of context. Big oil's new attack ad. President Obama’s clean energy initiatives have helped create jobs across America, not overseas.
The President's showing off this map, credited to the Department of Energy, showing all the places they say jobs were created.
But that's not actually the Department of Energy's map.
The key difference? There are two dots here that you won't find on the President's map.
What are they?
Solyndra in California, and Beacon Energy in Massachusetts.
Two green companies that went bust after taking millions in loans from the Department of Energy.
To continue this fight against "big oil," the obama campaign has put together another video from what it calls the "truth team."
But be careful, because there's so much spin in what you're about to see that you might get dizzy.
Let's take a look.
“Hi, I’m Stephanie Cutter and I’m the Deputy Campaign Manager here at Obama for America. And I wanted to arm you with the facts about the latest attacks from big oil…They claim the Administration gave money to build electric cars in Finland. Um, no. The Dept of Energy's funding was specifically for U.S. jobs at U.S. facilities. Sure enough the company's employing 700 in California. And they're planning to build a plant in Delaware.”
Sorry Stephanie, but I’m afraid we've got to fact-check your fact check.
Now, we're talking about Fisker here, the maker of the Karma, a $102K electric car.
The one that died while Consumer Reports was testing it.
And according to the Obama video, Fisker employs 700 people at their Anaheim building.
But according to Fisker, they employ just 500 people there.
The Obama video inflates their job numbers by 40 percent!
Not to mention … all the things this video doesn't mention.
It doesn't say these American jobs were supported by a $193 million dollar loan.
That's $386 thousand per job.
The Obama campaign wants to count jobs in Anaheim, California, where the company is headquartered.
But these are not the jobs the loan was supposed to create -- two thousand of them, at a new facility in Delaware.
Which is on hold, because the D.O.E pulled further funding, after Fisker missed key milestones in their loan agreement.
But let's go back to that original map from the DOE.
You'll find more twisted facts.
There in the upper right.
These programs have apparently created over 60,000 jobs.
The truth is 33,000 of these jobs come out of one loan guarantee, provided to Ford, where already existing jobs were reclassified as "green."
You can call this white-washing.
I call it pure hogwash.