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Despite the Obama administration’s desperate attempts to blame George W. Bush for the Solyndra loan scandal, House Republicans have initiated a series of high-profile investigations into whether the loan guarantee was a political payback. Company VIPs have already said they will invoke the Fifth Amendment when called to testify before Congress tomorrow.
One of the people Republicans must compel to testify about her role in the scandal is Barack Obama’s closest adviser, Valerie Jarrett.
Solyndra CEO Brian Harrison will take the Fifth when he (briefly) testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Friday. Committee chairman Fred Upton of Michigan has asked, “Who exactly are Solyndra’s executives trying to protect and what are they trying to hide?” Investigate Valerie Jarrett Over Deepening Role In Solyndra Scandal
Try to wrap your head around this one (which is actually an old argument) from White House adviser Valerie Jarrett: according to her, unemployment checks — in some round about way — are actually “good for” and “stimulate” the economy: WH Adviser Valerie Jarrett: Unemployment Checks Actually ‘Good For’ & ‘Stimulate’ Economy