|August 23rd, 2011, 01:25 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Corpus Christi, Texas
President Barack Obama has a problem on his hands when even his stalwart allies at The New York Times have no choice but to admit to a glaring reality: The President’s “green jobs” promise has failed miserably.
On Friday, the Times printed a harsh assessment of the state of the “green” economy—including a conclusion that the President’s promise to create five million green jobs over 10 years has proven to be nothing more than “a pipe dream,” with California’s Bay Area providing a particularly poignant example of how “green” jobs have actually been lost, not gained:
California isn’t the only place, though, where the green dream is falling short of reality. Last year, Seattle won a $20 million federal grant to invest in weatherization programs. The money was to be spent on insulating crawl spaces, serving to create jobs while helping the environment by reducing the energy needed to heat homes. The program, which was announced at the White House on the eve of Earth Day, has proven to be a total flop. Seattlepi.com reports:
Those failures aren’t just hitting the West coast, either. In Oak Park, Michigan, a state-government-funded hybrid bus company sits dormant, out of business just two years after it drew acclaim for being part of Michigan’s green future, despite millions in state taxpayer funding and a contract to sell buses to be purchased with federal taxpayer dollars. Michigan Capitol Confidential reports that the company failed to meet two performance “milestones” as part of its $2.6 million total loan agreement with the state—and without government funding, the company couldn’t survive.
Despite these green failures—and reports that percent of the $2 billion set aside in the “stimulus” package for green jobs is going overseas, mostly to China–President Obama is continuing to make the pitch that a federally funded green future is central to his plan for rescuing the economy, going so far as to pledge an additional $2.4 billion for green jobs, especially to make batteries for electric cars. The Heritage Foundation’s Ernest Istook explains why the President’s plan will fail, just like it has in the past:
As President Obama stays the course, pursuing a well-worn path toward government-subsidized green jobs failures, it’s important to point out that there is another way toward real job growth that doesn’t require taxpayer subsidies. As Heritage lays out in its “Saving the American Dream” plan, by reversing the growth of the federal government, eliminating unnecessary regulations, and repealing Obamacare, Congress can set America on a better course. It’s one that preserves the reality of the American dream, rather than chasing the fiction of a green pipe dream.
I knew Barack's green jobs initiatives were BS from the word go. 'Failure' doesn't even begin to describe this man's Presidency. Shameful.
|August 24th, 2011, 06:16 AM||#2|
Eyes Wide Open
Join Date: Jul 2007
What is shameful is Americans that wish for our country to fail because they don't like the party that the president belongs to. It was not that way before, and now, our main problem in this country is people like you that want him to fail, without caring that when he fails, we all fail. Pathetic. Just like your buddy Mitch McConnell said, the republicans #1 goal was for Obama to fail and for him to be a one term president.
If Americans can't see how the republican party has sold us all out so that they can regain the majority, then I don't know what the point is anymore, because the republicans won't have a country left to have the majority of power in government to preside over. They are the ones that grew this government as big as it is right now, and they love to spend our money like drunken sailors when they are in power. If people can forget that quickly how we got where we are today, then they deserve to get whatever losers they vote in, that will further destroy what is left of this country
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