Only twenty-four hours ago, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin tweeted a link to an ABC story about a electric car manufacturer from Finland receiving US government loan guarantees that decided to take its loan and its plant home.  As the details have begun to  emerge from the swamp that is the Obama administration, it’s becoming crystal-clear that we have a giant problem in Washington DC.  In a follow-up to here tweet on the issue, Palin has posted a note on Facebook entitled American Crony Capitalism Brings Jobs to Finland.

Her posting begins by explaining some of the linkage that has been revealed to Obama cronies like Al Gore, whose investment capital firm is a partner in the venture.  That’s simply another stunning revelation about how deep the corruption goes.  I’m certain there was probably nothing illegal, since those who right the laws permit these sorts of things, but it’s not merely a matter of law.  It should be a simple matter of right and wrong, and it wasn’t so long ago that decent Americans, including many politicians, didn’t think the law was the only limit on their conduct.  I don’t need a law to tell me some things are simply wrong, and even if they figured out a way to stay within the strict wording of law, they certainly have shredded its spirit.

She hammered away at the obvious corruption and said this:

“It’s bad enough that we borrow money from foreign countries to give to foreign countries. Now we borrow from foreign countries to finance jobs in foreign countries. (This kind of reminds me of the $2 billion assistance President Obama provided Brazil for their off-shore energy developments, while shutting down or blocking much of our own off-shore domestic drilling. He’s in favor of energy jobs in Brazil. But in America? Not so much.)”

Yes indeed, I remember the story quite well.  The main Brazilian company involved is Petrobras, the Brazilian oil monopoly(I thought liberals hate monopolies?) and as an interesting side-note, George Soros has been an investor in the venture, and his timing seems to have been impeccable. Interestingly, it’s a deep drilling operation off the coast of Brazil, much deeper than the Deep Water Horizon that gave Obama the excuse to band off-shore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.  Isn’t this also a case of the ultimate in crony-capitalism?

This is the game being played in Washington, using your dollars on boondoggles to enrich politicians and their well-heeled friends and family members.  This ought to be stopped.  Sarah Palin goes on to further support her case, before she  concludes:

“Wake up, America, before it’s too late.”

Indeed, America, wake up!

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