– featured image: The Fisker Karma is driven by an electric motor that can be powered either by a battery or a four-cylinder engine that acts as a generator. Source: Fisker
The Department of Energy is standing by a $529 million loan guarantee to a company building an electric car line in Finland.
A department official, in a lengthy response posted on a government blog Thursday night, confirmed that the company Fisker is assembling its Karma electric car at its “overseas facility.”
The response comes after ABC News reported that the Obama administration gave the green light for the company to move the manufacturing to Finland two years after announcing the loan.
With the approval of the Obama administration, an electric car company that received a $529 million federal government loan guarantee is assembling its first line of cars in Finland, saying it could not find a facility in the United States capable of doing the work.
:: Taxpayer-Backed Loans Going Overseas ::
Taxpayer-Backed Loans Going Overseas?
~ Ironic how this crooked administration has a snappy response for any little thing. How they do what they damn well please & get away with it. I am so sick & tired of this ‘Gangsterism! ~ JP
DEVELOPING: An FBI cadaver dog searching the home of a missing Missouri baby has detected the scent of a human body, according to a police affidavit.
The document, obtained by Fox News’ “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” says the cadaver dog indicated a reaction to the scent of a dead person inside the parents’ bedroom.
Police filed the affidavit to support a search warrant request for the home of Deborah Bradley and Jeremy Irwin, who reported 10-month-old Lisa Lisa missing on Oct. 4.
The affidavit says the dog was taken into the house Monday and indicated a “hit” on the floor of Bradley’s bedroom. A judge approved the search warrant Tuesday, and police and the FBI conducted a daylong search Wednesday.
Court documents filed Friday said police took blankets, toys and clothing from the house, as well as rolls of tape and a tape dispenser.
Earlier on Friday, three Kansas City residents said they saw a suspicious man walking the streets with an infant on the night the child disappeared.
Stung by criticism that his signature “9-9-9″ economic plan would saddle America’s poorest citizens with a disproportionate share of the country’s tax burden, GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain announced some new features to the plan, even as he insisted they have been included in his campaign literature all along.
Speaking at a sparsely attended outdoor event, Cain stood before the stately Michigan Central Station in downtown Detroit, where the unemployment levels are among the highest in the country, to announce his proposal to create “opportunity zones” in America’s inner cities. His announcement came just days after the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center in Washington released a study of the “9-9-9″ plan that concluded the plan would increase taxes by more than 900 percent on U.S. households earning between $10,000 and $20,000 annually.
Accusing his rivals and critics of having never read his plan all the way through, Cain then used language about the plan never heard before – and sure to raise questions about whether his economic proposals now lack the simplicity that once appeared their central virtue.
“If you’re at or below the poverty level, your plan isn’t ‘9-9-9,'” Cain said, with economic adviser Rich Lowrie and other supporters flanking him. “It’s ‘9-zero-9.’ Say ‘Amen,’ y’all! In other words, if you are at or below the poverty level based upon family size, because there’s a different number for each one, then you don’t pay that middle ‘9′ tax on your income. This is how we help the poor.”
Furious New York City residents sounded off at a community meeting Thursday night over the hundreds of Occupy Wall Streets encamped in Zuccotti Park.
“The are defecating on our doorsteps,” stay-at-home mom Katherine Hughes told the New York Post. “A lot of people are very frustrated. A lot of people are concerned about the safety of our kids.”
Public sex, open drug usage and nudity have been reported in the park — occupied for more than a month by anti-capitalists. Hundreds have been arrested but New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has given his blessing for the protesters to remain in the park for as long as they want.