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FLASHBACK: Obama Argued for Solar Panels and Electric Cars Made in the U.S.A.

1:00 PM, Oct 25, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
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One year ago today, President Obama said the following:

I believe in tax breaks for companies like the one that I just visited, companies that are investing here in the United States, small businesses, American manufacturers, clean energy companies. I don't want solar panels and electric cars made in Europe or Asia. I want them made right here in the United States with American workers. That's the choice in this election.

With the collapse of taxpayer subsidized solar panel maker Solyndra, and the revelation that a Democratically-connected electric car company took large Energy Department loans and is making those cars in Finland, Obama had better hope that voters don't hold him to his own standards.

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