– $529 Million In Federal Funding And All Jobs Destroyed Or Lost (ZeroHedge, April 5, 2013):
Pop quiz:Q. What is the fiscal multiplier on $529 in government stimulus?
A. If you are Fisker Automotive, zero.
While the terminal fate of the federally-subdizied car company was no secret to anyone, there were some questions when this latest example of idiotic government “capital allocation” would get Solyndraed. The answer is now.
According to several sources, electric car maker Fisker Automotive is planning to lay off many of its employees today. Sources tell me that there is a company meeting at 8AM today where the company will announce this to the employees.
I’ve also heard that law firm Outten & Golden has been looking into initiating a class action law suit to represent Fisker’s employees should Fisker fall into bankruptcy. The firm is looking into whether Fisker (like Solyndra) will or already has violated the WARN act.