Not that I'm all surprised that in the middle of the Great Recession, while we're having debates about the national debt, budget shortfalls, and taxes, that corporate executives in expensive suits and high-priced attorneys would be ripping us off. These guys would have looked at me at the country club like I was scum..
Bust them down to food stamps like me, then send them to prison and let Bubba have at them....they deserve no less. I tried and convicted them already. I would lead the firing squad.
Solyndra Inc. CEO Brian Harrison and the company's chief financial officer, Bill Stover, both invoked their Fifth Amendment right to decline to testify to avoid self-incrimination. Lawmakers from both parties said they were disappointed, but said that silence from the two executives would not stop them from pursuing their investigation into a $528 million loan Solyndra Inc. received from the Energy Department in 2009.
Solyndra CEO Brian Harrison, second from left, talks with the attorney Walter Brown, left, as Chief Financial Officer Bill Stover, second from right, talks to his attorney Jan Nielsen Little, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 23 2011, prior to testifying before the House Oversight and Investigations subcommittee.
"Let me just warn you and the other folks involved in this taxpayer rip-off," Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) told the Solyndra executives. "We're not done. No we're not."
I would add, "Hang'em from the nearest tree!"