The fallout over the Obama administration’s half-billion dollar loan to a now-bankrupt solar panel company shows the government should get out of the business for good of “picking winners and losers,” Republicans said Sunday.

The company, California-based Solyndra, received $528 million in taxpayer dollars before filing for bankruptcy earlier this month and laying off more than 1,000 people. A cascade of emails and documents released over the past week showed that the loan guarantee was approved in 2009 following pressure from the company itself and the White House.

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