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Report: Michigan battery
firm misused $150M U.S. grant

Detroit News, by Karl Henkel

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Posted By:Ribicon, 2/13/2013 11:43:10 PM

A Michigan-based company slated to produce lithium-ion polymer batteries for electric vehicles has instead kept production overseas, has failed to meet job targets outlined in a $150 million grant from the federal government, and has been reimbursed by the government for $842,000 in wasted work time, according to a U.S. Department of Energy Special Report released Wednesday. The DOE says Holland, Mich.-based LG Chem Michigan misused part of a $150 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds and has decided not to shift production from its plant in South Korea to

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... but their hearts were in the right place; no harm, no foul, no pushback from our boys in the House of Representatives.

Some of the "federally" reimbursed labor costs went to employees goofing off and volunteering at various nonprofits; not unlike how "real" government workers while away their hours on the clock.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/13/2013 11:48:52 PM     (No. 9175246)

So, they will return the money, right ?

Follow the money.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: cartcart, 2/14/2013 12:16:11 AM     (No. 9175275)

Can we stop this now? Please?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 2/14/2013 1:54:29 AM     (No. 9175326)

The stories posted on this home page tonight are disturbing. Some one please make it go away. My nerves can´t take much more.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/14/2013 1:55:06 AM     (No. 9175327)

Did Issa retire without me hearing about it?

Obama´s state of the teleprompter speech claims he was going to bring jobs back to this countyr but here another one of his cronies got taxpayer dollars and shipped jobs overseas.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: TXknitter, 2/14/2013 2:18:20 AM     (No. 9175335)

I feel like #3. . As Mark Levin said, Democrats and Republicans guilty of such mismanagement, outright negligence, and passivity as these thieves stel us blind would be in prison if in te private sector. WHAT is wrong with us that we allow these perfumed princes to collect fat pensions when they have destroyed our country?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/14/2013 2:31:03 AM     (No. 9175342)

Let me guess....one of Barry´s bundlers.

Whatever happened to Barry´s promise of not shipping US jobs overseas? Seems to me he´s shipping every job overseas that he can.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rinktum, 2/14/2013 3:46:32 AM     (No. 9175384)

This disgusts me. Why are these "green" companies headed by thieves? Don´t they have any integrity? The fact that they can steal money from the government without any repercussions is disturbing and it seems to be happening on a regular basis. The global warming crowd appears to be a bunch of con men whose only goal is bilking the taxpayer. Al Gore has taught them well.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: fljack, 2/14/2013 8:25:31 AM     (No. 9175602)

LG Chemical is the largest Korean chemical company, so of course they are sending jobs to Korea.

Why they GOT the grant in the first place, being a foreign firm and all, is the deeper mystery.

Did they, thru some subsidiaries, happen to fill the Democrat Party or Obama Election Fund coffers?

Just wonderin´

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