Here we have a classic result of government picking "winners' with taxpayers money
"Fisker Automotive whose high-end electric cars caught the eye of ...celebrities has filed for bankruptcy protection"
"Having struggled for some time the company announced in April that it was laying off 75% of its workforce"
The bankruptcy could become a political hot potato because the US Government had focused on Fisker to encourage the development of green energy,providing it with loans.
"The Wall Street Journal quoted a Department of Energy representative as saying it had recovered $53 million of the $192 million Fisker owed the government leaving $139 million unpaid."
"Republicans highlighted the fate of solar energy company Solyndra which went bankrupt after getting a $500 million government loan protection."