Letters - Sept. 23, 2011
September 23, 2011 · 10:57 AM
Green Job Failure
This Democratic administration’s push of its environmental agenda has translated into a false and failing green jobs economy.
The truths of governmental incompetence in its green job investment policies surfaced and are highlighted with the bankruptcy of Solyndra. The facts are simple and undeniable by any reasonable interpretation. The public-private alternative energy enterprise movement is a failure and only exists because of government subsidies. This administration has subsidized every alternative transportation and energy company that even thought they might have an alternative energy solution.
Major examples are the auto industries where the government supported electric and hybrid cars which have not taken on a market share of sales and would fail without subsidies.
Not only is the free wheeling crony capitalism on the rise for green jobs such as Light Squared and Solyndra but President Obama has purposely targeted coal, oil, and fossil fuel companies as the enemy and is politically attempting to put them out of business.
He is so blinded by his green jobs agenda and ideology that he obligated $38.6 billion of taxpayer money to alternative energy companies. To date there have been 3,545 new green jobs produced. Not sure how your math is, but the cost benefit return on investment doesn’t seem to cost effective.
Instead of a market-driven energy policy, the Democratic agenda pushed by environmental lobbyists has convinced this administration that government green job and energy programs are a top priority. This abject failure to recognize his failed energy policy is destroying this nation and its economy.
The incompetence of a Democrat-controlled Senate which has not passed a federal budget in over 2 years is indicative of a failed Democratic controlled administration.
Vote the current Democrats out. Their policies have failed.