Time for Shelley Berkley to Explain Exactly How Stimulus is Helping Nevada
(Las Vegas, NV) – In yet another account of how Shelley Berkley’s stimulus has failed Nevada, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that “Amonix closes North Las Vegas solar plant after 14 months, heavy federal subsidies.” The news today highlights how Shelley Berkley’s big-government spending solutions are failing at a time when Nevadans can least afford it.
“Congresswoman Berkley, when you voted for the trillion dollar stimulus, you promised it would create 34,000 jobs in Nevada. Nevada lost jobs. Congresswoman Berkley, you pushed $6 million in funding to a company that has created zero long-term jobs for Nevada. Congresswoman, it’s time. It’s time for you to admit the stimulus – and your policies – aren’t working,” said Chandler Smith, Heller for Senate spokeswoman.
Since 2010, Berkley supported $5.9 Million in federal stimulus funding granted to Amonix, Inc.
- “Congresswoman Shelley Berkley today announced that solar cell manufacturer Amonix will receive $5.9 million in federal stimulus funding to create clean energy manufacturing jobs in Nevada…This funding will be used to create Nevada jobs involved in the manufacturing of highly efficient solar panels that increase the amount of clean energy that can be harnessed from every ray of sunshine.” (Press Release, “$5.9 Million In Stimulus Funding Awarded To Create New Nevada Solar Manuacturing (sic) Jobs,” Office of Rep. Shelley Berkley, Jan. 8, 2010)