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Sacred Green Jobs Can’t be Outsourced- Not So!

Jobs that are ‘Green’ are paid for and resourced just like any other job in a free market economy. If a competing entity, even foreign, can create and produce a like quality product for less cost, they will win business in a rational, free market system. Period. Here’s what’s already happening with the overly-expensive, subsidized, and unsustainable ‘green’ economy Obama and Democrats are so eager to foist on us:

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer on Monday called for a “comprehensive” review of all renewable energy projects seeking funding from the economic stimulus package, following reports that $849 million in U.S. grants have gone to foreign wind companies in the past two months alone.   

The New York Democrat first intervened last week, writing a letter to Energy Secretary Steven Chu urging him to deny stimulus funding to a Texas wind farm that would rely on wind turbines made in China. The $1.5 billion project would create up to 3,000 jobs in China but according to one report only 330 jobs in the United States, most of which would be temporary. Schumer spokesman Josh Vlasto told that the senator is calling for a review of “all pending green energy projects” seeking stimulus funds to ensure they create jobs in the United States.  Schumer said in a statement Monday that the United States should not be giving China a “head start” in the quest for alternative sources of energy.   

“Our domestic clean-energy sector has the potential to emerge as a global leader and it is counterproductive to invest U.S. stimulus funds in Chinese companies rather than our own,” Schumer said.  

I’ll give credit to Democrat Schumer for weighing in on this after the fact, but its the typical leftist good-intentions-but-clueless-economically/anti-business blindness that sets the stage for these continuing economic disaster-situations (Liberals driving sub-prime mortgages come to mind). These always occur when the government meddles in and creates artificial distortions in markets that would not occur if they were driven by natural, free-market forces.


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  1. […] not? It’s just another industry.’ And, as wisdom shows, here we are with another instance (previous green job outsourcing example) of green job outsourcing: “Solar power is a key component of our clean energy future,” said […]

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