Green Jobs = Lost Jobs

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    Obama's 5 million "Green" jobs is an utter farce.

    According to a study centered on the green-friendly policies of Spain, which Obama cited as an example of a Green economy, for every Green job created, 2.2 jobs were lost. And many of those newly created Green jobs were temporary - and those jobs required substantial tax payer subsidies to even exist amounting to billions of dollars - to say nothing of the increased prices for energy. The study made clear that this example is not based simply on Spain, but would apply to any similar attempts by an economy to shift to green-friendly job creation...

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    We could have created millions of green jobs if we spent $700 billion dollars on energy research instead of wasting it in Iraq.

    If we perfect carbon nanotubes we could produce solar cells with 80% efficiency. That would solve the energy crisis.
     
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    Well duh ... and look where the money from "green" jobs goes, it's all to the corporations that fund enviro-scientists.
     
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    Yeah ... right.
     
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    And if worms had machine guns, birds wouldn't fuck with them.

    Solar technology has had several decades and zillions of dollars worth of R&D, and we're no closer to your solar powered Utopia today than any other time along the way.
     
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    Come on just a few more billions of dollars and we will be there. That's if our country doesn't go bankrupt before we get a solar breakthrough.
     
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    Didn't they say just that a few billion ago?
     
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    Who's focused on details?:redface:
     
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    Scott Rasmussen-an evangelical christian ( I am a christian, but I also believe in science), received millions of dollars from Getty oil in the 70's to get ESPN off the ground (a good thing). Has received thousands of dollars from the Republican National Committee, and from the George W. Bush 2004 election campaign.

    I personally prefer to not rely on one source for all of my statistics. Robo calls or not, this man in my mind screams right-wing bias. Of course he is going to be anti-green. A big oil company made him a millionaire. I would probably do the same thing if I were in his position.
     
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