Stimulus Does Create Green Jobs. Overseas

In yet another mundane story – because, really, will most people be surprised by negative Generational Theft Act news? – we learn how things are going with wind farm jobs that used stimulus money

Despite all the talk of green jobs, the overwhelming majority of stimulus money spent on wind power has gone to foreign companies, according to a new report by the Investigative Reporting Workshop at the American University’s School of Communication in Washington, D.C.

Nearly $2 billion in money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has been spent on wind power, funding the creation of enough new wind farms to power 2.4 million homes over the past year. But the study found that nearly 80 percent of that money has gone to foreign manufacturers of wind turbines.

“Most of the jobs are going overseas,” said Russ Choma at the Investigative Reporting Workshop. He analyzed which foreign firms had accepted the most stimulus money. “According to our estimates, about 6,000 jobs have been created overseas, and maybe a couple hundred have been created in the U.S.”

Chuck Schumer is incensed, because the money was intended to create jobs in the USA fund liberal projects, and this makes people distrust Washington. Ya think? Cue a Typical Obama Administration Liar

Matt Rogers, the senior adviser to the Secretary of Energy for the Recovery Act, denied there was a problem.

“The recovery act is creating jobs in the U.S. for American workers,” said Rogers, “That is what the recovery act is about, that is what it is doing. Every dollar from the recovery act is going to create jobs for the American workers here in the U.S.”

And then the spin starts, as he sort of admits that quite a bit of the actual units are being built overseas. I think a firing would be in order for lying to the public.

And even with the wind farms, regular type power plants have to stay in operation for when it is not windy.

Crossed at Right Wing News and Stop The ACLU

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One Response to “Stimulus Does Create Green Jobs. Overseas”

  1. manbearpig says:

    Isn’t it funny how the guy who ran on “ending welfare for companies that outsource our jobs overseas” is overseeing a program that is using US tax money to create jobs overseas. As Alanis Morrisette would say, isn’t it ironic, don’t you think.

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