Obamunism! Killing Green Jobs

From Investor’s Business Daily:

President Obama’s green jobs agenda has become a victim of its own red tape. Several internal reports show that state-level projects have stalled for years due to federal regulations favored by labor and green groups — big boosters of the green jobs push…

This is what you get when you attempt a Big Government solution – parts of the Big Government will work against other parts of it.  Remember, it is only average Americans who want jobs…for the union officials, government bureaucrats and liberal activist groups, the agenda is quite different.  The unions, naturally, want to ensure that all the money only goes to union-approved (and thus over-priced) contractors.  Government bureaucrats want to ensure that the money only goes to contractors who donate the right way.  Liberal pressure groups – in this case, environmentalists – want to ensure that they get a cut of the pie, even if they bring nothing to the table.

The thing we can never get our liberals to understand is that government can never get it right.  Even in the areas where government is supposed to have the authority (law enforcement and national defense) the government gets it wrong.  For all the splendid people in the military and law enforcement, which of us couldn’t in five minutes search find a score of examples of corruption and incompetence in both areas?  And the people in the military and law enforcement are leavened by a those who actually have a selfless dedication to duty…for government agencies without that esprit d’corps, it becomes one gigantic mess.  Think about it – in the Army you’ll find a large number of people who will leap on a grenade to save their friends…how many people at the Department of Energy do you think would do that?  And so how many people at Energy are really willing to sacrifice their own careers in order to advance the the prosperity of those they don’t know and will never meet?

When you put government in charge of trying to make things work you are putting the job in the hands of people who are most likely to fail.  They are not spending their own money, they are not going to put their own future on the line…their prime motivation is to ensure the least amount of work for the highest amount of pay, ending up with a fat pension when they are still relatively young.  That anyone ever thought that the government could lead the way in switching us to a “green” economy demonstrates that we’ll never lack for stupidity.

Scrap it; provide tax incentives to those private enterprises who are investing in green technology and just let the natural development of the economy take it the rest of the way.  There won’t be anything in there to provide fat contracts, cushy jobs and opportunities for graft, but we’ll eventually get a green economy…

5 thoughts on “Obamunism! Killing Green Jobs

  1. RetiredSpook August 31, 2011 / 10:07 am

    That anyone ever thought that the government could lead the way in switching us to a “green” economy demonstrates that we’ll never lack for stupidity.

    Plus it completely ignores Spain’s horrible experience, which should have been a ginormous red flag for the rest of the world.

    All you have to do is look at this chart to see the fallacy of green energy.

    • Cluster August 31, 2011 / 10:22 am

      The chart shows that coal is 44% of net generation, yet the Obama regime is doing their best now to regulate coal out of business, seeing that Cap & Trade failed.

      Cap-and-trade was just one way of skinning the cat; it was not the only way,” Obama said at a news conference Wednesday, a day after Democrats lost control of the House. “I’m going to be looking for other means to address this problem

      We currently have a rogue executive branch imposing their will via regulations after their policies fail in Congress. And it was the democratically controlled congress that failed to pass Cap and Trade.


  2. bardolf August 31, 2011 / 12:09 pm

    Rep. André Carson: Tea party members of Congress want blacks ‘hanging on a tree.

    I didn’t know Spook was a racist.

    • Luckee August 31, 2011 / 2:10 pm

      You are amazingly stupid. I suppose you think you are funny but you only sound stupid. Petty and stupid.

    • RetiredSpook August 31, 2011 / 5:06 pm


      Yeah, not sure whether you were trying to be funny or what. One of the people in the local/regional Tea Party movement that I admire most is Emery McClendon — who is black (Google him). He’s been a speaker at our local group more than any other individual. In fact, he was on our local, drive-time AM radio talk show this afternoon addressing Carson’s comments. I know a lot of decent people, black and white, whose patience is wearing pretty thin with race-baiters like Carson. I have no idea where this is going to end up, but it’s increasingly likely that it may get very ugly. I’m really glad I live where I live.

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