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SEIA Statement on Senate Passage of FY2010 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act 

WASHINGTON DC – Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), released the following statement today following Senate passage of H.R. 3183, the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010:

 “Today’s vote in the Senate is great news for the Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Program and the industry as a whole. This bill allocates $225 million for solar energy research, development, and deployment -- $50 million more than was allocated for FY2009.  The bill also allocates $200 million for the Building Technologies Program, which includes development of solar heating and cooling technologies. 

 “The boosting of DOE’s solar energy and building technologies programs is another indication of Congress’ and the Administration’s commitments to expanding the U.S. solar market and returning the U.S. to its rightful place as the global leader in solar.”

The House of Representatives passed H.R. 3183 on October 1. The bill will now go to the President’s desk for signature. 



NRCC - Carol Shea-Porter's Stimulus Isn't Stimulating New Hampshire's Economy

New Hampshire Spends $430,000 of Taxpayer Dollars to Produce an Unimpressive 22 Jobs

Washington- With 15.1 million people out of work and a national unemployment rate of 9.8%, it’s painfully obvious that Carol Shea-Porter and her fellow Democrat colleagues’ failed stimulus has fallen short of the promises they once made. New Hampshire state officials report that $430,000 has been spent over the course of eight months, only producing a meager 22 jobs, paling in comparison to the 18,000 jobs lost in the past year alone. These staggering numbers only leave New Hampshire families to wonder: Where are the jobs that Democrats once promised?

President Obama promised to create or save 600,000 jobs by the end of the summer:

 “He also repeated an earlier promise to create or save 600,000 jobs by the end of the summer. Neither the acceleration nor the jobs goal are new. Both represent a White House repackaging of promises and projects to blunt criticism that the effects haven't been worth the historic price tag. And the job estimate is so murky, it can never be verified.” (Brett Blackledge and Matt Apuzzo, “Obama's Stimulus Promise: More Than 600,000 Jobs,” The Associate Press, 6/08/2009)

However, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment declined by 263,000 in September and job losses averaged 307,000 per month from May through September. Despite the numbers stacked against the stimulus, Democrats refuse to admit their failures:

 “Vice President Joe Biden delivered a rousing review of the government’s economic stimulus plan in a conversation with the nation’s governors. ‘In my wildest dreams, I never thought it would work this well,’ he said. ‘Thank you, thank you.’” (Elizabeth Williamson, “Biden on Stimulus: ‘Never Thought It Would Work This Well’,” The Wall Street Journal, 9/24/2009)

 “After giving a free pass to spend $430,000 of New Hampshire taxpayer money with little to show for it, Carol Shea-Porter's failed stimulus has led to nothing more than a jobless recovery,” said NRCC Communications Director Ken Spain. “Despite numerous promises from Congressional Democrats, there are still 15.1 million Americans out of work. After wasting taxpayer dollars to produce an unimpressive 22 jobs in New Hampshire, middle-class families are still asking one thing: Where are the jobs?”

Carol Shea-Porter and her Democrat colleagues’ failed promises have driven an already-struggling economy further into the ground, wasting billions of taxpayer dollars in the process. Will she wake up? Or will New Hampshire voters have to force her to do so next November?




Daily Grind: Obama's Middle Class Betrayal 

Obama's Middle Class Betrayal
The real key to Obama's victory a year ago – indeed his "signature" issue – was his promise not to raise taxes on the middle class. How is that now?

A Nice Quiet Sleep?
Nobel to atone for this 'accomplishment' and to relieve his conscience, he instituted his award for the promotion of peace.

Too Hot Not To Note: Divorcing the GOP establishment
Matt Latimer of Politico gives conservatives advice on what to do while waiting to regain power.



DSCC - Union Leader: Ovide Not Deterred By Ayotte's Q3 

KELLY'S DATE. Kelly Ayotte will formally announce her candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat Oct. 24 in Nashua. The campaign is working on a venue, possibly a local school.

So far, there is no indication that our report last week that she raised $613,000 in the third quarter has any potential candidates thinking of exiting the race.

Jim Merrill, adviser to potential candidate Ovide Lamontagne, said, "Her numbers didn't change any thinking whatsoever or Ovide's intention to continue to explore a candidacy.

"It was the bare minimum of what she had to do," Merrill said. "Ovide's effort hasn't been affected in any way."He attended GOP meetings last night in Laconia and on Tuesday night in Bedford.



October 15, 2009



NetRight Daily: Why Lindsey Graham is Picking a Fight

Update on the MIAC Report:  Remember the MIAC Report from last February? This was the report issued by the Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC) to law enforcement officials across the state warning them to watch out for supporters of limited government. The report, titled "The Modern Militia Movement", caused quite a stir in the media and the blogosphere.

Why Lindsey Graham is Picking a Fight:  "If you don't like it you can leave," U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.) told an angry crowd at a town hall meeting in Greenville, S.C. earlier this week – also exhorting his audience at one point to "chill out." (H/T FitsNews)

Obama's Middle Class Betrayal:  As much as the Beltway chattering class refuses to admit it, Barack Obama's electoral victory last year had nothing to do with his oft-repeated, generic pledge to bring "hope and change" to Washington, D.C. Sure it sounded good at the time, but Americans have always voted based on their wallets and pocketbooks -- not lofty-sounding campaign promises or rhetorical flourishes.

Book Review:  This week's book review looks at "Exposing the Real Che Guevera:  And the Useful Idiots that Idolize Him."

Going Rogue in the Media Business:  Just moments after publisher HarperCollins announced Sarah Palin's upcoming book would have its release moved up from next spring to November 17, the book's presale numbers rocketed Going Rogue to number 1 on Amazon's bestseller list.

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