PDA

View Full Version : Green Jobs, A Pipe Dream


ArlJim78
08-19-2011, 02:01 PM
and that is according to the NY Times. Of course our brilliant communist central planners like Obama and his former green czar Van Jones had determined that this would be a great place to dump billions of dollars, because this was to be our future and employ millions of people.

of course as many of us knew up front it was nothing but a government boondoggle and waste of resources. this is why we don't want to raise taxes, not with this kind of this kind of nonsense going on. even with hundreds of millions of dollars the government can screw up a simple task like caulking drafty homes. But I guaranteee you that plenty was spent on administrators and planners while not many homes were caulked.
__________________________________________________ ______

Number of Green Jobs Fails to Live Up to Promises (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/19/us/19bcgreen.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2)

"In the Bay Area as in much of the country, the green economy is not proving to be the job-creation engine that many politicians envisioned. President Obama once pledged to create five million green jobs over 10 years. Gov. Jerry Brown promised 500,000 clean-technology jobs statewide by the end of the decade. But the results so far suggest such numbers are a pipe dream.

“I won’t say I’m not frustrated,” said Van Jones, an Oakland activist who served briefly as Mr. Obama’s green-jobs czar before resigning under fire after conservative critics said he had signed a petition accusing the Bush administration of deliberately allowing the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a claim Mr. Jones denies.

A study released in July by the non-partisan Brookings Institution (http://www.brookings.edu/reports/2011/0713_clean_economy.aspx) found clean-technology jobs accounted for just 2 percent of employment nationwide and only slightly more — 2.2 percent — in Silicon Valley. Rather than adding jobs, the study found, the sector actually lost 492 positions from 2003 to 2010 in the South Bay, where the unemployment rate in June was 10.5 percent.

Federal and state efforts to stimulate creation of green jobs have largely failed, government records show. Two years after it was awarded $186 million in federal stimulus money to weatherize drafty homes, California has spent only a little over half that sum and has so far created the equivalent of just 538 full-time jobs in the last quarter, according to the State Department of Community Services and Development. "

Saratoga_Mike
08-19-2011, 02:26 PM
Solar is getting crushed by China - see recent bankruptcy filing by Mass-based Evergreen.

boxcar
08-19-2011, 02:26 PM
and that is according to the NY Times. Of course our brilliant communist central planners like Obama and his former green czar Van Jones had determined that this would be a great place to dump billions of dollars, because this was to be our future and employ millions of people.

of course as many of us knew up front it was nothing but a government boondoggle and waste of resources. this is why we don't want to raise taxes, not with this kind of this kind of nonsense going on. even with hundreds of millions of dollars the government can screw up a simple task like caulking drafty homes. But I guaranteee you that plenty was spent on administrators and planners while not many homes were caulked.
__________________________________________________ ______

Number of Green Jobs Fails to Live Up to Promises (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/19/us/19bcgreen.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2)

"In the Bay Area as in much of the country, the green economy is not proving to be the job-creation engine that many politicians envisioned. President Obama once pledged to create five million green jobs over 10 years. Gov. Jerry Brown promised 500,000 clean-technology jobs statewide by the end of the decade. But the results so far suggest such numbers are a pipe dream.

“I won’t say I’m not frustrated,” said Van Jones, an Oakland activist who served briefly as Mr. Obama’s green-jobs czar before resigning under fire after conservative critics said he had signed a petition accusing the Bush administration of deliberately allowing the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a claim Mr. Jones denies.

A study released in July by the non-partisan Brookings Institution (http://www.brookings.edu/reports/2011/0713_clean_economy.aspx) found clean-technology jobs accounted for just 2 percent of employment nationwide and only slightly more — 2.2 percent — in Silicon Valley. Rather than adding jobs, the study found, the sector actually lost 492 positions from 2003 to 2010 in the South Bay, where the unemployment rate in June was 10.5 percent.

Federal and state efforts to stimulate creation of green jobs have largely failed, government records show. Two years after it was awarded $186 million in federal stimulus money to weatherize drafty homes, California has spent only a little over half that sum and has so far created the equivalent of just 538 full-time jobs in the last quarter, according to the State Department of Community Services and Development. "

Just as there were never any "shovel-ready" jobs created by admission of BO, Jay Carney was even more frank when he confessed that the "white house creates no jobs". Geesh...then the question that is begging to be asked is:What was the stimulus all about? :rolleyes:

Boxcar

skate
08-19-2011, 03:07 PM
Solar is getting crushed by China - see recent bankruptcy filing by Mass-based Evergreen.

now that would be a tax for the BO.:bang:

DJofSD
08-19-2011, 03:15 PM
What? You mean this is not the dawning of the age of Aqurius? Oh my.