‘Green Jobs’ Website, but No Jobs Listed

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    A $230,000 Taxpayer-Funded ‘Green Jobs’ Website, but No Jobs Listed

    1. How’s this for a waste of taxpayer money? According to Energy& Environment News, the Department of Energy is paying $230,000 for a website to promote career paths in the green energy sector–and it has, ironically, prohibited the listing of actual jobs in the industry.

    2. "The Department of Energy has awarded a $230,000 contract to the Association of Energy Services Professionals to develop a website on energy efficiency jobs — but the agency has prohibited the listing of actual position openings....the website will include information on what training and education is needed to nab a job,..."

    3. It probably shouldn’t be surprising that a “green jobs website” doesn’t actually list any green jobs. After all, President Barack Obama’s green dream has proven to be a bust. The President made green jobs a centerpiece of his Administration, and he hailed them as the future of this U.S. economy. The trouble is, those jobs didn’t materialize, despite a massive infusion of federal spending–including billions in the 2009 stimulus bill.

    4. The New York Times wrote, ”federal and state efforts to stimulate creation of green jobs have largely failed” and Obama’s goal of creating 5 million new green jobs within 10 years is a “pipe dream.”

    5. Maybe the Obama Administration is operating under “The Field of Dreams” theory — if they build a website, the jobs will come. A better strategy would be to get the federal government out of the way and let the free market thrive instead of spending taxpayer money on quarter-million-dollar PR projects.
    A $230,000 Taxpayer-Funded Green Jobs Website, but No Jobs Listed
     
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    Remember, folks, government is the ultimate solution to all your problems.
     
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    $230,000 to post 40 job descriptions?

    wow
     
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    Goes perfectly with these progressive "solutions" ......

    Raise the DUI level to 2.0 - solve the drunk driving problem!
    Cut off a leg - LOSE WEIGHT!!
     
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    Daveman...one of the new members, a simp of the first order, represents exactly what you are satirizing:

    "We have really messed up our environment, and we don't have another planet to go to.

    Any protection that the average person from the polluters has IS FROM GOVERNMENT.

    Any consumer protection is from the government.

    Our educational system is from the government.

    Our transportation. Our military. Our police.

    We vote in officials, who make decisions on expenditures for our societal benefit.

    That is not servitude. I'm freer under this government [along with people in other modern democracies] than any average person in the history of the world."


    I kid you not! This is an actual post.
     
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    Wadda ya' think? Could you and I do a better job of running the government?
     
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    Doesn't it seem strange that Barry's choice for a seat on the "green jobs" board is the communist anarchist who is pulling the strings in OWS? The fact that Van Jones is the mastermind behind OWS is an indication that the "green jobs" board wasn't about green jobs. As a matter of fact there never were any green jobs. The so-called green factories were (are) standard smokestack technology financed in part by US taxpayers. Like Solyndra they manufacture "green" products that nobody wants. There are no green jobs and there never were.
     
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    Wow. Total Kool-Aid. :cuckoo:
     
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