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    Obama's Green Jobs Plan Will Do More Harm Than Good

    On the campaign trail Barack Obama promised if he were elected president, he would create 5 million “green collar” jobs. Today President Obama announced $2.3 billion in tax credits for a clean energy economy will ostensibly create 17,000 jobs. “Building a robust clean energy sector is how we will create … More

    Green Jobs? What Green Jobs?

    Proponents of the $787 billion economic stimulus package said it would be quick and effective. It’s turning out to be neither. And the transformation to a new green revolution is off to a shaky start. One of the largest chunks of money from the federal spending is the $25 billion … More

    Heal the Economy, Start Over on Health Care Reform

    As the economy sputters and falters the questions coming up time and again are: What should Obama do? What can Congress do? They’ve tried spending their way to prosperity and as today’s jobs numbers show, 3.5 million jobs lost since Obama took office and an unemployment rate that shot up … More

    The Left's Green Crony Capitalism

    Newsweek‘s Stefan Theil reports from Berlin: Climate change is the greatest new public-spending project in decades. Each year as much as $100 billion is spent by governments and consumers around the world on green subsidies designed to encourage wind, solar, and other -renewable-energy markets. The goals are worthy: reduce emissions, … More

    Green Jobs? Mandated Wind and Solar? Cap & Trade? We’ll Pass on that Showcase

    Members of Congress like to play games and they like to spend money. What better analogy to use to describe Congress’s proposed green energy policies than the Price is Right? As Congress seeks to implement policy that would create green jobs by mandating renewable energy projects, three cautionary European tales … More

    Spanish & Solar: A Model to Follow or a Cautionary Tale?

    Spain has spent nearly $30 billion on its green energy economy; each one of these green jobs cost the Spanish government on average $855,000, but the return on investment hasn’t been great. The country’s unemployment rate is not decreasing but rapidly increasing and is now at 19.3%, which is one … More

    Morning Bell: You Can Help Free Our Energy Today

    With the nation’s unemployment rate creeping ever closer to 10%, it is not surprising that Americans continue to rank the economy as the most important issue facing the country right now. Recognizing the link between a troubled economy and energy prices, last year 1.4 million Americans signed the “Drill Here, … More

    The Green Jobs Fallacy

    Admitted communist Van Jones is no longer part of the Obama administration, but Obama’s belief in Green Jobs remains. ABC News’ John Stossel takes on The Green Jobs Fallacy below: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNjAielBBG0[/youtube]

    With Cap and Trade, It Will be Laborless Day

    Traditionally, Labor Day symbolizes the end of summer but historically, Labor Day was a “creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.” A day of rest. A paid holiday. Well, if Congress passes cap and trade legislation, many Americans will be … More

    More Crazy Talk From Obama's Green Job's Czar

    Yesterday we highlighted reports from the Washington Times‘ Amanda Carpenter confirming that President Barack Obama’s hand picked Green Jobs Czar, Van Jones, signed a statement in 2004 accusing President George Bush of deliberately allowing 9/11 to happen as a pretext for war. Jones then claimed yesterday that he “did not … More