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Went to meet my long time friend John for breakfast. He's as irascible as me....and dyed in the wool anti-Obama ......we had a good 2 hours enjoying lots of coffee and pancakes at the Old Pancake House .......

He's working on a project......that does work with the's an amazing amount of red tape...and he has to hire folks to do all the work for the government people because, they are 'too busy' to fill in their own forms and approve them. He has to hire contractors to do the government job, so they can get paid for projects. Totally amazing. Your 'government' at work with totally inefficiency at work.

He's in the lighting business, and the Obama mandate for all agencies to 'save' 30% on their energy bills is doing great things for him. He's going to double business every year for the next five years selling stuff to the government so they can save energy. It will also pay back in less than 2 years, but they don't worry about that. They just worry about 'saving energy' regardless of the cost. And they are paying top dollar with all the red tape involved. And 'union' labor at totally ridiculous prices.....and 'union work rules' that send costs up by 500%.....

Your tax money at work.

In the private sector, you'd get it done for 1/10th the cost. But heck, he's busy taking in all those government dollars - paying for all the R&D and cost of setting up manufacturing within 2 years. Great deal if you can work it. And , at least his projects work, unlike Solyndra...

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