Building on their job creation success, Papa Obama Plans Green Jobs Program: $135,294 Per Job Investors.com: The White House announced Friday the awarding of $2.3 billion in tax credits the money comes from last years stimulus bill to companies to create green jobs. The announcement was rather obviously timed to counter the news that the nation lost 85,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate stayed at 10% bad news for an administration that once promised to hold unemployment to 8% by the end of 2009. Obama says the grants will create 17,000 cleantech jobs. Well, get out your calculator. $2.3 billion for 17,000 jobs equals $135,294 per job. (And thats not including the eventual interest on this deficit spending). Those green jobs had better pay well over six figures to justify that expense. Not to worry, the administration has a plan to solve this, too. It wants Congress to approve another $5 billion for tens of thousands more green jobs.