Vice President Joe Biden is in
Michigan today at the NextEnergy Center in Detroit. He is
reportedly going to announce the first round of $2B USD in Department
of Energy battery grants. The grants should boost the state's
economy and help develop better electric vehicles, currently favored
as the future of the car industry by the domestic automakers.
federal government is also separately loaning money to battery
manufacturers under the $25 billion Advanced Technology Vehicle
Manufacturing Incentive Program (ATVM). Among the battery
manufacturers that applied for that loan are A123 Systems, EnerDel,
and Compact Power. Thus far Ford,
Nissan, and Tesla Motors received ATVM loans. It is unknown who
the grants will go to, but A123 Systems, EnerDel, and Compact Power
seem like leading candidates.
Ed DeSeve, the president's
special advisor on the stimulus program, had stated about on July 21,
"I think you'll see over the next week or so ... some
industrialization focus, for example, on the battery grants that are
coming. It makes sense to put those in places where there is
productive working capacity -- people who can do the jobs. There are
plants where the jobs can exist, and I think you are going to start
to see more and more of that over time."
The ATVM loans
must be repaid eventually by automakers and battery makers.
However, the DoE grants do not have to be repaid. Michigan has
also offered battery makers some big
tax cuts in hopes of luring business into the state.
limited amount of tickets to Mr. Biden's appearance have been offered
to the public on a first-come-first-serve basis.
quote: It is this two-party blindness which is keeping our country from being fixed.
quote: Also, Obama's birth certificate is public record, you can even fill out a form requesting to see a copy.
quote: He could instantly defuse the criticism by releasing those documents--yet he won't.
quote: I thought he closed his birth records?
quote: Don't rate me down for asking a question. Did he not lock up his records?
quote: Lets face it, even if Obama did release the very slip of paper that was typed on to certify his birth the day he was born these birthers would STILL not be happy, claiming forgery
quote: quote: It is this two-party blindness which is keeping our country from being fixed.
quote: This battery silliness is insane spending to placate certain voting communities
quote: Either way, I'm much more afraid of his policies than his background.
quote: Kenya was a Dominion the date this certificate was allegedly issued and would not become a republic for 8 months.Mombasa belonged to Zanzibar when Obama was born, not Kenya.Obama's father's village would be nearer to Nairobi, not Mombasa.The number 47O44-- 47 is Obama's age when he became president, followed by the letter O (not a zero) followed by 44--he is the 44th president.EF Lavender is a laundry detergent.
quote: Do you not think that the CIA and all these other agencies wouldn't do background checks on candidates for Presidency?
quote: Then there's the whole recent Kenyan birth certificate that just came out. You saying people are willing to risk fraud in order to frame the man?
quote: Nor did he really release any personal information as every other presidential candidate has ever done in recent history
quote: Obama released a couple pages. Why? Especially when the man is a smoker and has even admitted to taking and dealing drugs.
quote: If you try to get a passport with a "short form" you WILL be sent away because it's not a LEGAL DOCUMENT, period. I'm sure he has a passport.
quote: Oh and listening to Rush Limbaugh and Glen Beck 24/7 doesn't count as being informed.
quote: As far as Communism goes, what about police forces, fire departments and the armed forces?
quote: You're not asked to cover a $3000 deductible before the fire dept puts out the fire at your house, or a cop stops the guy trying to shoot you. So why is that OK before you'll be allowed to enter an O.R.?
quote: As far as Communism goes, what about police forces, fire departments and the armed forces? These are all services that we, as a SOCIETY or COMMUNITY (same roots as Socialism or Communism
quote: My view on the birth certificate thing is, why hasn't he released it?
quote: What other president has ever not released their birth certificate and medical records?
quote: What reason does he have not to release it? He's spending a huge amount of money (probably tax payer money) in order to not release it.
quote: About 20 reporters-- including CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta and NBC's Dr. Nancy Snyderman -- were allowed to enter a room at the resort in the back of the Alchemy restaurant. We were allowed in at 7:30 and given three hours to review the records and take notes.
quote: As far as "communist". Look at the man's record and what he himself has said when not on the campaign trail (and even on it at times. You know who I am on this site. If I started saying I agreed with liberals, would you just trust my word blindly? Obama has said he favors a single payer system, a complete gun ban, wealth redistribution, etc. on more than one occassion. But we're supposed to believe him when he says he doesn't as he tries to get approval for his plans or tries to get elected?