Thursday, August 5, 2010

Ho Ho Ho! Green Jobs Scam!

  • One report examining state and local efforts to encourage the creation of "'green jobs"' found that the subsidies sometimes exceed $100,000 per job created.
  • Other analysts have pointed out that much of money targeted for "'green job"' creation is being sent overseas.
  • ABC News reported that nearly 80 percent of the close to $2 billion in the stimulus bill dedicated to wind power went to foreign manufacturers of wind turbines. (

Here is a collection of articles on the money wasting BS known as "Green Jobs." 
Read them and you will see why those who have studied it call it a scam:
President Obama announced this week that Washington will offer $2.3 billion in tax credits for "clean energy" jobs. Using his very own pie-in-the-sky calculations, it puts the cost of every job at a tax-financed $135,000.

The uncalculated part of the above equation is this: Bogus jobs kill real jobs. At Madrid's King Juan Carlos University, for instance, a study found that in Spain -- the very country Obama has held out as the exemplar of greening (and with only a 19-plus percent unemployment rate!) -- every green job created had destroyed 2.2 jobs in other sectors of the economy. (Harsanyi - Faux Recovery)
 Government-sponsored "Green Jobs" did even more damage in Italy:
They found that in Italy, the losses were worse than they were in Spain: Each green job cost 6.9 jobs in the industrial sector and 4.8 jobs across the entire economy.  (IBD - Green Jobs Myth)
Here in  America, 'green energy" actually destroys jobs and sends work overseas:
Despite all the talk of green jobs, the overwhelming majority of stimulus money spent on wind power has gone to foreign companies, according to a new report by the Investigative Reporting Workshop at the American University's School of Communication in Washington, D.C. 
Nearly $2 billion in money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has been spent on wind power, funding the creation of enough new wind farms to power 2.4 million homes over the past year. But the study found that nearly 80 percent of that money has gone to foreign manufacturers of wind turbines. 
"According to our estimates, about 6,000 jobs have been created overseas, and maybe a couple hundred have been created in the U.S." (ABC News - Wind Power no Jobs)
The Washington Post  explains how smart grid work may be a boon to those who manufacture the pieces, but new technologies such as smart meters will throw thousands of utility company readers and technicians out of work.

Here's the real scoop on "Green Jobs."  Millions in political payoffs to SEIU: 
Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor announced $7.4 million in green jobs training grants to SEIU Local 32BJ and H-Cap, a national partnership of SEIU healthcare unions and major employers. These two grants are part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and will provide essential green training to help 5,200 Americans get jobs in expanding green industries over the next two years. (

As The National Center for Policy Analysis says, .  The Green Jobs obsession distracts from real economic recovery.  

The saddest part of this progressive travesty is the opportunity costs.  Billions spent chasing windmills could have been better used by real businesses to hire real people for real jobs.


Trestin said...

The green movement is so similar to Lenin's push to electrify the Soviets, it is scary. Nothing like destroying five jobs to create one!

Ray said...

Go Bama. Slumdog Barry is here doing a 'victory lap' of all his stimulus successes. How strange the whole thing's been nothing but 'busy boondoggle' is what I call it, yet the media plays right along with the big lie.

Good post, it's all a joke. there's only 200 jobs in all of Chicago's burbs today.

The people of leftward America are straight out of the newsreels of the 40's and 50's in every way and yet they call 'us' the fascists.

Christopher - Conservative Perspective said...


I know you are aware of the same crap Spain went through and failed miserably which should serve as the poster child for the green scam.

Like battery-powered cars, I walked into (just listening) a conversation at work about the Chevy Volt. All involved in the discussion were UAW and the theme turned to ; Where does the frickin government think people will plug this thing in?

Again, I was just listening and the talk turned to cap and tax, lack of electrical grid to support, $7500 tax credit for the rich, energy costs going through the roof, foreclosures coming etc,,,

It amazed me how lefties were openly calling for Husseins removal and that of congress. The anger was palpable, people are waking-up.

Linda said...

Hopefully people will wake up to the lie that is being fed to them day after day. The whole green energy/smart grid/green jobs scam is one more way to redistribute wealth and to control the "little people."

Silverfiddle said...

Christopher: Thanks for the encouraging news from the front lines!

There may yet be some hope left...

Most Rev. Gregori said...

The only ones who have been shocked or surprised by any of this are those who have had their heads stuck in the sand.

Those of us with a brain and the ability to see the world as it really is, could see this coming a mile away.

Bastiatarian said...

"Green" is the new "Ponzi."

Silverfiddle said...

Better yet, "Green is the new red."

Bastiatarian said...

>"Green is the new red."


Can anything be worse than a communist Ponzi scheme?

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