I don’t like to do Copy and paste, but sometimes it is just
expedient to pass the story along as long as it is told well.
I wondered where the green jobs were… I have Googled them and
can’t find much!! Now we know it is just as we expected!!
Obama’s Stimulus Creating Green Jobs Overseas
By: John Rossomando
Although Barack Obama and other Democrats touted the $787 billion stimulus package as a way to create green jobs that would put Americans back to work, new reports show the spending package has mostly created green jobs for foreign workers.
U.S. Department of Energy statistics show 79 percent of the $2.1 billion in stimulus money allocated for wind energy has been paid to foreign manufacturers.
The Spanish company Iberdrola has received $443 million; the Portuguese company EDP has received $229 million; and the British company Terra Firma, which bought a large wind farm in western Pennsylvania, received $42 million.
Analysts worry the stimulus funds will also help create manufacturing jobs in China, and a Texas consortium’s plans to build a wind farm that primarily will rely on Chinese-made turbines using $450 million in stimulus money underscores this fear
A report from the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University found 80 percent of the stimulus money had created 6,000 jobs, and only a small percentage of those jobs went to American workers.
Only two American companies ̶ General Electric Energy and Clipper Wind ̶ are major wind turbine manufacturers, and the American Wind Energy Associations has said the United States saw a drop in the number of wind turbine manufacturing jobs last year.
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Mr Ahmadinejad said the advocates of change must “stop supporting
The Zionists, outlaws and criminals”.
He called on the United States to “stop interfering in other people’s
So the tables have turned on this President that thought he could charm
The world into thinking and doing exactly as he wants them to do.
But here is his answer to Mr Amaddinejad:
In an interview with Al-Arabia television, Mr Obama promised to lay a
Framework for his policy towards Iran.
“As I said in my inauguration speech, if countries like Iran are willing
To unclench their fist, they will find an extended hand from us.
“It is very important for us to make sure that we are using all the
Tools of US power, including diplomacy, in our relationship with Iran.”
Our Tax Dollars at work!!
In Obama’s attempt to get his Health care bill passed he has held many
Meetings behind closed doors, and nothing is Transparent!! If this Corrupt
Bill is passed, it could send this Country down the road to no return of
Poverty… So is this a Pay back to White People and Rich People in
The United States for Slavery? Does he not know that the people
That were against Blacks such as the KKK were all Democrats? That is
Was a Republican President that was behind the freeing of the slaves?
President Lincoln paid the price for his actions when he was shot and killed
By Booth on April 14th 1865.
Too bad that this President that professes to read so much about Lincoln
Is so blind that he can not see that the Health Care plans that have
Been proposed will not be good for people that are not insured now. If
They couldn’t afford Health care before, this will make it even less attainable
And will raise prices across the board due to Higher taxes that they will have
To pay right along with the rest of us.
The change he told everyone about, is coming…
And it is not going to be Transparent,
Or a Pretty Picture for this United States and it’s people.
Much of what this President has said in Public and is recorded
On Youtube, is now being denied that he ever said such things.
How Stupid does he think the American Public are? Can we
Not see, can we not Hear?
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and
remove All doubt. Abraham Lincoln
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he
Was yesterday. Abraham Lincoln
We have all questioned this data so many times as we laughed at Al Gore!
The sad thing is that it has already cost the American Public (Tax Payers) Billions of dollars that have gone to these goons to produce false Data.
That money went right into their pockets.
I think this is a criminal act and the biggest scandal of our lifetime. I just wish I knew how to stop our POTUS from going to Copenhagen and signing us into a bigger Hell!! If he goes through with this then we need to bring a class action to stop this nonsense… I don’t know how he can sign money over to the UN for Undeveloped countries for Climate change when we don’t have it and will have to borrow it from China, who is one of the countries that pollute the most…. Them and India who neither one are expected to sign onto this Treaty.
I sure with they would have televised the whole thing…
Blasting their horns while driving past City Hall, more than 400 big-rig drivers try to draw attention to new environmental rules that they say threaten their livelihoods.
By Seema Mehta
November 14, 2009
Hundreds of protesting truck drivers slowed traffic Friday on the 710 Freeway and blasted their horns while driving past Los Angeles City Hall to draw attention to new environmental rules they say threaten their livelihoods.
“We all want to go green,” said Sofia Quinones of the National Port Drivers Assn., which represents thousands of independent truckers. “But the devil is in the details.”
More than 400 truckers protested new restrictions in the year-old Clean Truck Program, a pollution-reduction effort credited with cutting diesel truck emissions by 70% at the Port of Los Angeles and a similar amount at the Port of Long Beach.
Starting Jan. 1, all trucks built before 1994 will be barred from the ports, as will trucks built from 1994 to 2003 that have not been retrofitted to reduce emissions.
Retrofitting one truck can cost tens of thousands of dollars, and buying a new truck costs more than $100,000.
Quinones said tens of millions of dollars in grants have been awarded to trucking companies to help green their fleets, but none has been given to independent drivers who own their rigs.
The group is asking for an extension of the deadlines, grant funding and an investigation of the program, Quinones said.
Rallying outside City Hall, protesters directed much of their ire at Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who has championed the Clean Truck Program.
They held signs that read, “Villaraigosa, Don’t Tread on Me” and “NPDA Wants To Go Green. Help Us!”
William Gallarido, a 39-year-old driver, said that after paying expenses, he brings home a couple hundred dollars at most each week, and he needs an extension and financial help to retrofit his truck.
“I work very hard,” the Los Angeles resident said. “I can’t live on this.”
Sarah Hamilton, a spokeswoman for the mayor, said this is why the plan calls for requiring independent drivers who work out of the Port of Los Angeles to join trucking companies that could cover such expenses.
The trucking industry is challenging this provision in the courts, saying it is aimed at unionizing independent truckers.
“We understand the concerns expressed by independent truck drivers who are currently being paid low wages and are not able to afford truck replacement or maintenance over time,” Hamilton said.
Copyright © 2009, The Los Angeles Times