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    Green Jobs – In the Stimulus Bill, But Not In Reality

    Supporters of the just-passed stimulus bill have called it a lot of things, but one thing they can’t yet call it is a success. Only time will tell if the measures actually jump- start the economy as promised or instead prove to be a costly drag on it. History and … More

    Green Collar Jobs – Not On This Planet

    A key argument in favor of the stimulus package is that it contains several measures that are not only good for the environment but will create new jobs and boost the economy. From the people who make wind turbines and solar panels to those who install insulation in buildings or … More

    Caulking Our Way to Economic Prosperity

    The Los Angeles Times has a brain dead article out today explaining Why Obama’s green jobs plan might work. It contains all the usual leftist green collar job lies and this little gem from green collar jobs activist Van Jones: “You can employ a lot of people very quickly with … More

    The Left Is Still Living in a Cost Free World

    During the Senate debate over the Lieberman-Warner cap and trade bill, the Center for American Progress published a report purporting to show the ‘profits’ the federal government would create by instituting a cap and trade system for carbon. These ‘profits’ would come from the government sale of emissions permits to … More

    The Left's Big Deficit, Less Energy Plan for Millions of Low Paying Entry-Level Jobs

    Last week Heritage Senior Policy Analyst David Kreutzer wrote a WebMemo detailing the flaws of three recent enviro/leftist reports purporting to show that massive government interference in the energy sector would lead to millions of new jobs. The co-author of one of those studies, the Center for American Progress’ Robert … More

    Oh My God, They Admitted It

    The environmental left spews so many lies it is difficult picking out which is the most pernicious. But considering how the economy is everyone’s number one concern right now, the left’s promise to save the economy with “green collar jobs” is definitely the most salient one out there right now. … More

    It's Not Easy Going Green

    Commenting on the top priorities of the Obama administration, former Clinton chief of staff Leon Panetta told The Los Angeles Times: “First you’ve got to deal with the economy. If you don’t get that back on track, it undermines every other priority you want to achieve.” And just how does … More

    A New Green Economy?

    Perhaps the oddest reaction to the financial meltdown and looming recession comes from environmental activists and bureaucrats who see it as a rationale to transform the economy along green lines. They argue that the old brown economy has shown itself to have reached the point where it no longer generates … More

    The New Marshall Green Apollo Deal Plan

    DENVER — We always knew the left loved big government central planning of the economy, but we never knew how much they loved it. Also on Bob Kuttner’s “Take Back America: The Economy” panel here in The Big Tent were United Steelworkers President Leo Gerard and Green for All founder … More

    Morning Bell: Ed Markey's Illuminating Marker

    Editorializing in favor of the Lieberman-Warner cap-and-trade bill set to be debated in the Senate next week, the New York Times urges liberals to “make sure that the economics of this debate are framed in a positive way.” The newspaper need not worry: liberal activist groups and politicians have been … More