Read here. (h/t Tom Nelson) In the realm of you-can’t-make-this-stuff-up, more living proof, this time from Seattle, that the economic stimulus from “green jobs” is a con job that just about every skeptic pointed out. Yet, the mainstream press and your typical liberal/progressive/Democrat actually still believe in the green job fantasy.
This is a classic example of why taxes should be lowered and spending cut. If you provide too much tax money to politicians and entrenched bureaucracies, the money wasted on worthless programs grows exponentially. (C3 Headlines)
Obama’s ‘Green Jobs’ Fizzle
Tuesday, 16 August 2011 08:59 Michael Laprarie, Wizbang
One of the most disastrous policy areas for the Obama Administration has been its propensity toward “leveling the playing field” by picking winners (good guys) and losers (villains), and then rewarding the winners with government largess. Unfortunately, many of the winning ideas chosen by the Obama Administration are concepts that have consistently proven to be inefficient, very costly, and incapable of living up to their promises. The most prominent of these failed ideas is ‘green energy’. (GWPF)
Failed Policy: The Obama administration’s jobs plan was based on a greening of the economy. But the green jobs aren’t materializing, a fact driven home by the recent bankruptcy of a solar power company.
During the 2008 campaign, candidate Barack Obama said he would create 5 million well-paying “green” jobs within 10 years.
Politico has reported that “he’s spent considerable time since entering the White House trying to make that happen.”
Indeed he has, though there has been no payoff. Yet he refuses give up on his quixotic quest. Last week Obama toured to much fanfare a Johnson Controls plant in Michigan where $300 million in conservation grants produced 150 jobs — at a cost of $2 million per position.
Stimulus funds intended to boost the green economy haven’t been well spent. The latest example of this is Monday’s bankruptcy filing by Evergreen Solar Inc. (IBD)