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Green Jobs and 9/11 Truthers: A Match Made in the Obama White House
Posted By Conn Carroll On September 3, 2009 @ 3:58 pm In Energy | Comments Disabled
This April President Barack Obama said he wanted to rebuild the entire United States economy based on a foundation of “five pillars that will grow our economy and make this new century another American century. ” One of those pillars was government “investments” in renewable energy and technology that will create “green jobs”  for millions of Americans. To oversee the planning for all these green jobs, President Obama tapped Van Jones, author of the 2008 New York Times best-seller The Green Collar Economy , to be his Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. 
Of course green jobs are complete fiction. For starters, nobody, including the Obama administration, even has a definition for what a green job is . Furthermore, research both here  in the U.S. , and abroad , has repeatedly demonstrated that subsidizing high cost renewable energies destroys more jobs than it creates.
But that is what makes Jones such a perfect fit to be Obama’s green jobs czar. It turns out that Jones is no stranger to crazy. The Washington Times  Amanda Carpenter reports that along with comedienne Janeane Garofalo, ex-Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA), Code Pink founder Medea Benjamin, and Howard Zinn, Jones has signed 911Truth.org ‘s 9/11 Truth Statement  which calls for an investigation by then-New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer into whether the Bush administration may have had foreknowledge of the 9/11 attacks.
That’s right, Obama’s hand picked Green Jobs Czar doesn’t believe al Qaeda is responsible for 9/11, instead he accusses President George Bush. Crazy is as crazy does.
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URLs in this post:
 “five pillars that will grow our economy and make this new century another American century.: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Remarks-by-the-President-on-the-Economy-at-Georgetown-University/
 “green jobs”: http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/energy_and_environment/
 The Green Collar Economy: http://www.amazon.com/Green-Collar-Economy-Solution-Problems/dp/0061650757
 Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/09/03/10/Van-Jones-to-CEQ/
 nobody, including the Obama administration, even has a definition for what a green job is: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/10/AR2009081002676.html?hpid=moreheadlines
 here: http://www.heritage.org/Research/EnergyandEnvironment/wm2122.cfm
 in the U.S.: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1358423
 and abroad: http://www.juandemariana.org/pdf/090327-employment-public-aid-renewable.pdf
 The Washington Times: http://www.washingtontimes.com/weblogs/back-story/2009/sep/03/green-jobs-czar-signed-truther-statement-in-2004/
 911Truth.org: http://911truth.org/
 9/11 Truth Statement: http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20041026093059633
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