2 billion from stimulus money going overseas to make Wind Turbins

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    How's that hopey changey stuff workin out for ya????

    Wind Energy Stimulus Money Not Creating US Jobs; Most of $2 Billion Going Overseas

    Wind Energy Stimulus Money Not Creating US Jobs; Most of $2 Billion Going Overseas

    February 10, 2010 /EIN PRESSWIRE/ Despite a nearly $2 billion stimulus investment in wind energy by the US government, the stimulus money for wind energy has created only a handful of new jobs in the US. Instead, a majority of the stimulus money has gone overseas to wind turbine manufacturers, according to a report from the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University.

    The report says that 80% of the stimulus money has created about 6,000 jobs, but only "a couple hundred" have been created in the US. In fact, the American Wind Energy Association states that the US experienced an overall drop in wind manufacturing jobs last year.
     
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    This is what happens when you get the federal government involved in spreading our money around. They aren't very good at it, nor are they good at CREATING jobs with our money.
     
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    It's a shame if that's the case, I'll bet they could have found US manufactures to provide similar wind turbines.

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