Solyndra: House committee grills officials over failed solar firm - latimes.com "Solyndra, which was hailed by President Obama in 2010 as an innovative company that would use stimulus money to create jobs and lead the economic recovery, laid off most of its 1,100 workers Aug. 31 and announced it would cease operations. The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Sept. 6." Another example of the gov't trying to pick winners and losers. Is anyone really surprised this ended in this manner? And wait until all the corruption in this sleazy deal come to light. The best part, the administration is already trying to blame Bush.