The giant sucking sound Ross Perot used to describe as jobs going to Mexico has been replaced by the giant sucking sound of money going straight down the tubes to Global Warming / Climate Change insanity. If we can't stop the insidious greed of carbon traders who are pushing government policies toward the Ice Age, we have only seen the tip of the iceberg.
You only need to look at Spain to see what Cap and Trade does to an economy. From Dakota Voice.com"The release also says that 9 out of 10 “green jobs” created in Spain over the last decade are now gone. What’s more, Spain spent $753,778 to create each job, including subsidies of $1,319,783 per wind industry job."
Note that Spain is one of four countries in the European Union that is now nearly insolvent and is at the brink much as Greece is right now. The Cap and Trade model in the EU, which is rife with fraud, is what some of our government officials are pushing us toward, most of all the Community Organizer in Chief who has picked global socialists and a few outright communists for his top ranks.
I hear they are diverting the mission of NASA from space exploration to climate information mining. Hmmmmm....
And the government has recently announced a new climate agency headquartered not far from here in Ashville, NC. This agency is part of NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Their mission is to warn us of global warming disasters that will take place centuries from now and make sure we think it will have been all of our fault.
Soooo....let's fraudulently scam the public and take masses of money from the taxpayers to pay for .....??? Job losses. Higher energy prices. Not harvesting fossil fuels. Shutting down farming in the San Joaquin to save a half inch fish. Turning over sovereignty of our National Parks to the UN under some Biosphere project. Building windmills that produce miniscule energy, cost more to build, blight the landscape, chop up raptors, and are inefficient sources, etc. Shut down a sugar plantation, costing us over a billion dollars in Florida, to save some very prolific alligators, so we can import more sugar rather than grow it here. Growing corn for ethanol that makes food prices higher which makes it harder for the poor to eat.
From the Pork Report:
"More than three-quarters of the $2 billion in federal stimulus funds intended to create green-energy jobs in the U.S. has gone to foreign-owned companies
Despite millions in federal tax credits, wind-equipment manufacturers cut thousands of jobs in the U.S. last year"
And this news flash:
WASHINGTON — "Despite the Obama administration’s efforts to create jobs making wind turbines in America, some companies say that sluggish demand for wind energy is holding them back.The U.S. installed more wind power last year — 9,900 megawatts, or enough to power 2.4 million homes — than in any other year.
The growth in wind farm installations in the U.S. was a product of federal stimulus spending. Nonetheless, wind equipment manufacturers cut as many as 2,000 jobs last year. According to the American Wind Energy Association , a trade group, the drop in U.S. jobs is due, in part, to the lack of a long-term national policy that would require a certain percentage of American electricity to come from renewable sources."
I have a suggestion. Let's take all of the billions of dollars out of the climate / "Green" insanity and pay off some debts to China. What do you say???
And I wish that Washington DC would stay snowed under and out of business for about 3 more years 'til we can take the ship of state back from the Captains of the Titanic.