But before you jump to conclusions, this former White House poster boy for green energy business never got a dime in taxpayer money from the Obama administration. He’s a traditional small business in that he came up with an idea for a solar-powered roof fan that will draw hot air out of your attic and thus make cooling your house cheaper – and he did everything on his own. Yeah, he built his business.
And all the parts that goes into his solar-powered fans are made in America except a custom solar panel that he can’t get made here. He says he’s tried for 10 years but can’t do it. So he buys them from a company in China and all was well until Obama raised the import tax on solar panels by 250% to protect his big Solyndra-like green energy companies. And because of this hefty cost increase, this former White House poster boy’s green energy business may be going out of business.
For someone who constantly reminds us that we are in an international market, it seems a bit hypocritical that Obama would raise the import taxes on solar panels from China by 250% simply because we can’t make them as cheap as the Chinese. But I guess when you are trying to protect phony ‘investments’ and prop up failing companies, you’ll do anything to keep more of them from going out of business.