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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. [1]” One of those pillars was government “investments” in renewable energy and technology that will create “green jobs” [2] 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 [3], to be his Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. [4]

Of course green jobsĀ are complete fiction. For starters, nobody, including the Obama administration, even has a definition for what a green job is [5]. Furthermore, research both here [6] in the U.S. [7], and abroad [8], has repeatedly demonstrated thatĀ 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 [9] 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 [10]‘s 9/11 Truth Statement [11] 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:

[1] “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/

[2] “green jobs”: http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/energy_and_environment/

[3] The Green Collar Economy: http://www.amazon.com/Green-Collar-Economy-Solution-Problems/dp/0061650757

[4] Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/09/03/10/Van-Jones-to-CEQ/

[5] 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

[6] here: http://www.heritage.org/Research/EnergyandEnvironment/wm2122.cfm

[7] in the U.S.: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1358423

[8] and abroad: http://www.juandemariana.org/pdf/090327-employment-public-aid-renewable.pdf

[9] The Washington Times: http://www.washingtontimes.com/weblogs/back-story/2009/sep/03/green-jobs-czar-signed-truther-statement-in-2004/

[10] 911Truth.org: http://911truth.org/

[11] 9/11 Truth Statement: http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20041026093059633

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