Green job creation

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    Green job creation

    As promised the stimulus package is creating green jobs 


    In China.

    http://www.investors.com/NewsA....aspx?id=520923
    Stimulating Green Jobs For China

    According to the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University, nearly $2 billion in money from the American Recovery and Investment Act has been spent on wind power. The goal was to further energy independence while creating American jobs. It has done neither.


    Of the money spent, according to the report, nearly 80% has gone to foreign manufacturers of wind turbines.


    The only good thing one can say is that at least China is a real place, as opposed to the phantom ZIP codes and congressional districts in which the administration has claimed to have created jobs.

    The project is expected to create some temporary construction jobs in America. Some 2,000 manufacturing jobs will be created in China.

    In a message posted on his Facebook page, Secretary Chu wrote that the point of the grant program was "ensuring America leads the world in creating jobs in manufacturing the parts that go into wind farms" and even export components to foreign wind farms. It hasn't worked out that way.

    Of the 1,807 turbines erected on 28 wind farms receiving grants, foreign-owned manufacturers built 1,219, according to the workshop report. The installation of these turbines may have created as many as 6,838 manufacturing jobs overseas.

    When the American Wind Energy Association released its 2009 year-end report on Jan. 26, CEO Denise Bode acknowledged that despite billions in stimulus spending, there had actually been a net loss in manufacturing jobs. Bode told USA Today she estimates the manufacturing job loss at 1,500.

    Last March, a cargo of steel towers was unloaded at the port of Vancouver, Wash. They were made in Vietnam for a Danish wind company and destined for a Portuguese wind farm in Indiana that got a stimulus grant.


    Now there's change you can believe in.
     
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    Re: Green job creation

    Creating those 2000 jobs in China wasn't too cheap either @ 1 million smackers per job rolleyes.

    Don't worry, the jobless rate will go down again next month.  obama will just change the denominator again, like last month (taking 1.2 million out of the work force who are discouraged & quit looking) disbelief.

     
     
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    "Green Jobs" is one of the most disingenuous phrases you'll hear from obama. (and there are quite a few)

    Look at how Spain and Australia have made out as they are years ahead of us in this effort.  Both are cutting back as the reality is green is a job killer.

    If you want to advocate wind and solar please do, just don't lie and pretend they will create jobs.
     
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    "green" jobs focuses on the wrong issue, i.e. doing so for the benefit of the planet.  These jobs should focus on areas of cost savings, any "green" improvement that saves people money.  That puts the focus on it being the benefit to people.

     
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    green jobs would be nice
     
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    Not being an economics expert, I can only say that it looks like more outsourcing.  They're shopping for the least expensive way to do this.  I can't blame them for being cost effective.  Why spend $40,000 per unit when you can get it for $20,000??

    Creating jobs in America requires cutting our deficit.  Our U.S. dollar becomes weaker every time the gov't over-spends.  And we consumers end up with inflated prices, job losses and the short end of the stick. 

    We need to cut government over-spending before our economy will improve.  Bush was the king of over-spending under Cheney's thumb.  Obama seems to at least understand that principle.  Here we are evolutionarily crawling out of the slime again.
     
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    "We need to cut government over-spending before our economy will improve.  Bush was the king of over-spending under Cheney's thumb.  Obama seems to at least understand that principle."

    Wraughn, what planet are you currently inhabiting?
    Obama quadrupled the debt, overspending at absurdly unprecedented levels, and his newest budget is if anything worse. Payoffs to corrupt public employee unions and green jobs scams....What principle, exactly,  does Obama understand? 
     
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