Jay Inslee’s “Evergreen Economy” Plan – Unleashing Subprime Climate Change Debt

Governor Jay Inslee Official Portrait

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Democrat Presidential wannabe Jay Inslee seems to believe if the government spends enough money, and encourages poor people with dubious credit history to take on lots of subsidised low interest debt, the economy will boom forever.

An Evergreen Economy for America

Investing in Good Jobs, Clean Energy & Modern Infrastructure

Governor Jay Inslee’s Evergreen Economy Plan is a comprehensive vision to build a clean energy economy that will create 8 million good jobs during the next 10 years. The plan catalyzes roughly $9 trillion of investment — with at least $300 billion in average annual federal spending leveraging approximately $600 billion more each year — in American industries and manufacturing, infrastructure, skilled labor, and new technology deployment.

The Evergreen Economy Plan focuses on 5 key strategies for economic growth:

1. Igniting America’s Clean Energy Economy: Governor Inslee will make historic investments as part of an unprecedented nationwide effort to deploy clean energy in every community in the country. …
2. Building Sustainable & Climate-Smart Infrastructure: Governor Inslee’s Evergreen Economy Plan makes the largest investment in American infrastructure in generations …
3. Leading the World in Clean Manufacturing: The Evergreen Economy Plan creates incentives and programs to grow good American jobs and keep U.S. manufacturing on the cutting-edge of the 21st century global economy. …
4. Investing in Innovation & Scientific Research: To defeat climate change and fully capture the clean energy opportunity of the 21st century, Governor Inslee’s plan also invests in transformative research and development in next-generation clean technology and climate solutions, and in scientific discovery and STEM education. …
5. Ensuring Good Jobs with Family Supporting Wages & Benefits: Governor Inslee puts reinvestment in American workers at the heart of his plan to build an Evergreen Economy — ensuring high-paying, high-skilled jobs building a stronger, healthier, more just, inclusive and sustainable future. …

Establishing targeted refundable tax credits for installing in existing buildings efficiency upgrades such as HVAC systems, water heaters (including solar water heaters), envelope improvements, and systems solutions like underground thermal energy storage and district heating/cooling systems, as well as transitioning from heating oil to speed reduction in fossil fuel use. The credits will extend to commercial equipment, as well, including advanced boilers and chillers. 

Establishing a reserve fund for inclusive financing through utility on-bill investments in cost-effective energy efficiency upgrades for all customers, regardless of income, credit score, or renter status.

Capitalizing the CEDA with an initial $90 billion federal investment that will provide low-cost investment for projects in market segments where the private sector is underinvesting. This financing will be deployed as low-cost loans and loan guarantees that will earn a return for CEDA, allowing it to cost-effectively support clean energy transformation on an ongoing basis.

Next-Generation Rural Electrification: During the New Deal, visionary policies fueled rapid expansion of rural economic development through the Rural Development Administration in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The New Deal assured sustained federal financing for modern infrastructure in communities that had been passed over by private industry due to the relatively high cost of serving users in rural areas. Today many of these same programs still exist within the federal government, and we can rely on them once again to ensure that vibrant rural economies thrive in a new clean energy revolution. For example, the Rural Utility Service (RUS) offers low-cost financing to several hundred rural utilities, which lowers the cost of repowering with locally sourced clean energy and investing in beneficial electrification and building energy upgrades. In this way, the same tools that originally enabled electrification to span from coast to coast can once again bring modern, clean, smart and affordable energy and communications infrastructure to thriving rural communities. This will include:

Expanding funding and financing through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Housing and Rural Business Service to fund energy-efficiency upgrades and on-site solar energy investments that lower utility bills and expand economic opportunity, including access to affordable housing

Prioritizing green and clean energy assets in awarding competitive HUD grants and loans and in setting Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) incentives for banks will further engage private capital markets in rapidly meeting the 100% clean energy standards that are central to America’s Climate Mission.

Read more: https://jayinslee.com/issues/evergreen-economy

One question – what would Jay Inslee do when he discovers people can’t pay back all this new debt?

None of the green investment will add anything to the productive efficiency of the US economy – Inslee quietly admits in his plan that he will be providing assistance for low income families to pay their green electricity bills. But Inslee’s plan would result in vast numbers of people being encouraged to take on a mountain of new debt – “regardless of income, credit score or renter status”.

How are people who can barely pay the grocery bill supposed to service all this new debt, even with government subsidies holding down interest rates?

Hasn’t the USA already tried providing vast amounts of easy credit to people who couldn’t pay it back? How well did that work out?

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May 16, 2019 8:17 pm

Anyone claiming wind or solar ‘renewable’ energy can compete with fossil fuels on an energy/$ basis is either lying or ignorant of the facts.

Crispin in Waterloo
Reply to  markl
May 16, 2019 8:52 pm


Please see my example below. I am confirming your suspicions.

Bryan A
Reply to  Crispin in Waterloo
May 16, 2019 10:47 pm


Reply to  Bryan A
May 17, 2019 7:09 am

John Titus is doing a series on the Bailouts. This is where the rubber meets the road…


Reply to  Bryan A
May 17, 2019 7:13 am

John Titus’ next episode.

Published on Apr 15, 2019
In this episode of Mafiacracy Now we see in irrefutably cold detail how the criminal banking cartel maintains not only control of, but sovereign status within, the U.S.

Everything else is piss, dodge, sham and weave.

The book of Leviticus will end up looking like a fantasy vacation before these inbred psychopaths are finished with our husks.

The launchpad for this springtime message of hope is a scientific paper in the field of… gasp… economics! No. Seriously. Not some stealth advocacy team slinging equations from tensor calculus and diff-EQ like the coked-out snake oil salesmen who define that sad “profession.” But a real paper about an actual experiment. Behold:


You won’t see this one in your econ textbook, that’s for damn sure.


Reply to  Bryan A
May 17, 2019 8:23 am

To hell with fraud of globull warming. This is what scared the hell out of me as it should you.


Reply to  markl
May 17, 2019 8:48 am

Didn’t Obama assure Americans that he would create 5million green new jobs?
How did that work out? Abject failure!

Sam Pyeatte
Reply to  Ron
May 17, 2019 8:12 pm

The mission for us is to resist, resist, resist the far-left insanity. The best way to do that is re-electing Trump, taking back the House, and increasing our numbers in the Senate.
Another thing is to reform K-12 by stopping the poison of left-wing indoctrination. That may require a massive expansion of charter schools.

Reply to  Ron
May 17, 2019 9:25 pm

Near as I recall, he pissed away close to a trillion dollars.
That ain’t easy to do, y’know.

May 16, 2019 8:37 pm

The USA has gone mad.
All costly Worldwide scams and movements in recent history have originated in the USA.
A disproportionately large segment of the US population is highly delusional.
Down under we’re certain it’s the ‘World Series Baseball’ syndrome.
God help us . . .

Reply to  Warren
May 16, 2019 9:32 pm

This is Marxist type thinking dressed as Green new ideas.

The only long term beneficiaries will be the leaders of this idiotic/evil plan. The normal people will do exactly what they did in China after they embraced communism and all its promises.



Tom Abbott
Reply to  Roger Surf
May 17, 2019 4:47 am

“The normal people will do exactly what they did in China after they embraced communism and all its promises.”

Yeah, in China, the peons have to go along to get along.

The Democrat Elites would love to have that kind of power over the peons in the U.S., and are working feverishly to get it, including illegal, seditious, treasonous actions taken by a Democrat president against a newly-elected Republican president and those who elected him.

The Democrats love the Chinese model of government.

Reply to  Tom Abbott
May 19, 2019 11:06 am

…Gary Locke…China…sold his sole to China, sold US citizen personal information to China, and sold our top-secret technology to China…another democrat traitor. Now Inslee, he wrote a book…lol …his big accomplishment. Inslee and his pencil neck paranoid psychopath narcissistic AG have great plans for the USSA (think Stalin).

Kevin kilty
Reply to  Warren
May 17, 2019 4:51 am

I don’t know what you mean by “recent”, but really bad and costly ideas came generally from Europe for a long time. They bankrupted themselves on many occasions. They are still coming up with bad ideas, but bad ideas now are a commodity business and the Europeans are no longer standouts in the industry.

Reply to  Warren
May 17, 2019 6:20 am

“The USA has gone mad.”

Some few have. But Inslee doesn’t have a green chance in hell of getting elected. He hasn’t even reached 1% in polling.

Reply to  Jeff Alberts
May 17, 2019 1:59 pm

Inslee who?

nw sage
Reply to  ResourceGuy
May 17, 2019 5:30 pm

The guy who would rather be paid as a ‘green’ lobby than do his job as Governor.
Yes, I live here, no I did NOT vote for him!

Reply to  Warren
May 17, 2019 12:06 pm

Winthin the US, but not in the US. The UN is the source.

Crispin in Waterloo
May 16, 2019 8:50 pm

A friend of mine in Waterloo invested $20,000 in a solar PV that now sits on his roof.

He gets money from me: I pay more for all my electricity, he gets 34.5 cents (Canadian) per kWH generated. The bank gets interest and principle from my friend.

Including the vendor, everyone makes money. Except me. I pay more and get nothing extra, so I am paying him and the bank and the manufacturer and the transporter and the government sales tax and the installer (one of those high paid green STEM jobs).

The system is not working (at all) at the moment. The bank still has to be paid and that highly paid STEM guy as well because he has to come back, with a long ladder.

In Canada we have many critters, some of which are adept at climbing really high buildings and tearing off the steel roofing (very modern) and eating through cables buried somewhere inside – we are not sure where just yet. These critters are called raccoons. Being such a civilised PETA-compliant city, we are not allowed to shoot a raccoon but they are free to disrupt the green energy supply.

The raccoon now has babies inside the roof where they nibble and chew on the wire(s). The animal control (public employees that I also pay for) will have to come and capture the family of raccoons to take them to a more interesting natural habitat in their gasoline-powered truck. The raccoons thought the roof was pretty interesting. Maybe they will be back.

Then an electrician willing to climb to the top of a tall house will be paid to drive to the house find the wire and fix it in a semi-permanent manner, perhaps casting epoxy over the joint(s) using one of those kits. Roof fires are much more common than they used to be because of these PV systems, raising everyone’s insurance rates (mine too). Booking such a highly paid STEM worker takes time. Then a roofing repair man will venture to the same spot to repair the roof in a manner perhaps more raccoon-proof than before. Booking such a highly skilled roofer takes time.

Then the power output will be restored and I can continue paying him 10 times what the electricity is worth wholesale so the bank doesn’t foreclose on him for being in default on the $20k loan.

Originally he planned to go “off grid” but selling electricity to Ontario Power and buying it back for 1/4 of the price saves enough to pay for the system so why bother. Welcome to the green economy. Jobs for all.

Reply to  Crispin in Waterloo
May 17, 2019 4:01 am

So, I guess you could say you’re an employer now, Crispin. It appears to me that you have quite a few people on your payroll.

Perhaps you can write off your electric bills as a business expense against your taxes. Then everyone will be getting some money and the perpetual motion green funding circle will be complete.

Carbon Bigfoot
Reply to  Crispin in Waterloo
May 17, 2019 4:29 am

You want fires let your utility install a “Smart Meter”.

Currently in a Formal Complaint against the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission and First Energy/Metropolitan Edison in Berks County to stop their installation on my house. Existing meter has worked fine for 20 years–if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.

They will be shutting down Three Mile Island. Meters will irradiate your DNA and shut your power off when the Brownouts start.= do to Grid issues.

Carbon Bigfoot
Reply to  Carbon Bigfoot
May 17, 2019 6:05 am

And gets even worse–another OBUMMER ABORTION:
Same clowns as the climate crowd

Kevin kilty
Reply to  Crispin in Waterloo
May 17, 2019 4:44 am

One question; are persons who catch raccoons and haul them to the countryside highly paid STEM workers?

Steve Richards
Reply to  Crispin in Waterloo
May 17, 2019 5:31 am

I always wondered which Waterloo you lived in!!

Reply to  Crispin in Waterloo
May 17, 2019 11:05 am

It would be an odd raccoon that would eat wires … maybe the insulation was soy based or had some odd type of oil on it?

Or maybe it was installed improperly and the guy found an easy scapecoon.

Reply to  DonM
May 17, 2019 12:37 pm

Raccoons do indeed gnaw on electrical wiring. Constant problem in my neighborhood.

Squirrels, though, are worse.

Carbon Bigfoot
Reply to  jtom
May 17, 2019 1:24 pm

Squirrels eat the hose on my 300 gal. gasoline tank delivery line. They have plenty of hickory nuts and oak acorns. Why do they due this–the hose is older that 5 years and has very little plasticizer in the rubber compound? Anybody have any idea.

May 16, 2019 8:58 pm

But we are already at full employment. Who is to fill these 8 million new jobs? And do they create more wealth than they cost?

Bryan A
Reply to  DHR
May 16, 2019 10:50 pm

Supposedly either retraining and redeployment of current energy infrastructure employees
The illegal immigrants that the Dems bring in and preregister to vote Democratic

Nigel in California
May 16, 2019 9:01 pm

You could do all those things…and still use fossil fuels.

Crispin in Waterloo
Reply to  Nigel in California
May 17, 2019 1:57 am

It seems there is a gap in the logic when it comes to “redistribution” of wealth in the economy. Redistributing wealth generated by the use of fossil fuels (or human labour) is one thing, but greatly increasing the cost of energy to all the industries that are creating the wealth has obvious downstream consequences.

Naturally the idea of promoting high income jobs from “renewable energy” is supposed to be attractive to those whose high paying jobs in the oil industry, for example, will be terminated. But before taking such a dramatic step, we should determine what the adjusted economy will be like after implementation.

Sometimes we see here a cost and benefit analysis. If energy costs twice as much (because the amount produced per unit invested in collecting it, is twice as much) this propagates through the entire economy. This is not a secret, but is generally ignored with the assumption that “people will adjust”.

That’s true – people in refugee camps “adjust” to their new living conditions.

Gasoline is heavily taxed, both on transactions and profits. How will electricity vendors “adjust” when their energy is similarly taxed to get the same income for government to run public services? There is no free lunch.

Renewable energy suppliers (excluding big hydro) have not only been getting a free ride so far, they have been paid to ride for free. Reversing their situation will do what, exactly? Inquiring minds want to know.

Efficiency is great, but can we really reduce our energy consumption per capita by a factor of three? Is there any reason to do so in short order?

May 16, 2019 9:06 pm

He is a raving lunatic, a man who is so deep into climate change hysteria that he is possibly worse than AOC, because he is a Governor who has already passed some climate change baloney in the state.


Inslee signs mandate for carbon-free electricity by 2045

“OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who is seeking a path to the White House on the message of climate change, signed a measure Tuesday that makes his state the fourth in the nation that has established a mandate to provide carbon-free electricity by a targeted date.

The measure was among several environmental bills that Inslee signed at a park in Seattle, surrounded by climate advocates and others.

The signing of the new state law comes less than a week after Inslee unveiled his first major policy proposal of his presidential campaign, in which he called for the nation’s entire electrical grid and all new vehicles and buildings to be carbon pollution free by 2030.”


Did I say he is a raving lunatic?

He is my Governor doing this, which is making me consider moving OUT of the state.

Greg Cavanagh
Reply to  sunsettommy
May 16, 2019 10:13 pm

Well, think of it this way; if all the productive people move to Texas, in a couple years time Texas will be able to purchase the low value delinquent states and expand the State of Texas :).

Reply to  sunsettommy
May 17, 2019 6:25 am

Inslee has a leg up on other states, since we have a lot of hydro power. But, if his environMENTAList friends have their way, the dams will be torn down, to save the fishies.

But, Inslee has suffered more climate defeats than victories. Twice his vaunted carbon tax has been shot down by voters. He really hasn’t done anything else but spew hot CO2.

Reply to  sunsettommy
May 17, 2019 7:32 am

Apparently CA is toying with the idea of banning gasoline powered cars again.


Joel Snider
Reply to  MarkW
May 17, 2019 2:25 pm

It’s like every crazy idea progressives come up with that people say ‘they’ll never do THAT’.

And every time – they will the very second they can.

That’s why they like to experiment on captive audiences like schools and the military.

Tom Halla
Reply to  sunsettommy
May 17, 2019 7:51 am

California was even worse, and getting rid of Gray Davis did not prove to be anything of a fix.
Which was one of the reasons I moved to Texas.

Reply to  sunsettommy
May 17, 2019 1:53 pm

Does anyone remember Barney Frank and Chris Dodd’s “toxic loan” requirements at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? These Democrats never learn and never take responsibility for their dumb ideas that financially ruin people.

This latest plan by our Governor, Jay Inslee, is just another fiasco that will destroy the financial lives of many, many people. Inslee also believes in global warming–oops climate change–and is forcing the People’s Democratic Republic of Washington State to total carbon-free clean energy by 2045. Even the stupid Washington Republicans (an oxymoron) are on-board.


Reply to  sunsettommy
May 17, 2019 3:35 pm

Yep. Fellow Washingtonian here. Planning the escape soon. Many of my colleagues doing the same.
Since the state legislature is controlled by Demos now, they’re passing new tax laws (increases of course), including one that likely violates the state constitution. We already have the 2nd highest fuel taxes in the US (last time I looked), and one of the highest sales tax rates as well. One of the new taxes is a progressive/graduated excise tax on “expensive” houses and properties. They will have another run at imposing a “carbon” tax. Despite the state constitution requiring that schools be a priority, the legislature finds ways to divert funds and then beg for more money for schools, and local cities and towns of course float bonds to keep things afloat.

The state legislature have plans to be the first state to offer health insurance, competing with but administered by existing insurance companies. Guess who’s going to pay and who’s going to lose there?

Seattle tried to levy a tax on corporations larger than a certain relatively small size. Amazon ramped up plans to move out of Seattle which has temporarily stopped that plan.

Traffic is a nightmare anywhere in the Puget Sound area, but we’re “investing” in 1900’s technology (trains), and the trains will also run on the former HOV lanes on the two floating bridges over Lake Washington. What could go wrong?

Seattle of course is a sanctuary city. If you’re thinking of visiting, please find and watch the video from local KOMO news titled Seattle is Dying. The Seattle police are treated so badly by the mayor and city council that they’re leaving in droves through early retirement and just finding new jobs in other cities.

Reply to  curly
May 17, 2019 5:11 pm

Curly, I agree with most of what you said.

But, the 1900s technology thing is a silly argument. Cars are 1900s technology. Trains are fine, if done properly. Having cars driving right next to them, and often cars having to yield to them, is NOT a good idea.

Traffic in the north sound (north of Marysville) isn’t bad. But, I grew up around the DC Beltway, so I’m used to it.

Reply to  sunsettommy
May 17, 2019 10:08 pm

That’s why we call him Dimslee!

May 16, 2019 9:17 pm

8 million jobs for $9 trillion investment…so $1.1 Million “investment” required for each job? I think his first investment in STEM needs to be for him to take a math class.

May 16, 2019 9:18 pm

The USA will be 24 months behind Australia when it comes to potentially destroying your economy. An election this coming Saturday will see a Labor government in power with a FANTASTIC plan to increase our renewable usage to 45% by 2030. An estimated 60 billion dollar restructure to make this happen in a population of 25 million people. How much do you think it will cost America with a population of 300 million? Oh and by the way, the Labor leader refuses to show us his costings for this grand plan, the 60 billion was current government modelling analysis, who do think is misleading the Australian public with spin and lies right now?

So, Australia will be the first country before you to wreck our economy and if Germany wasn’t a sound lesson in how not to do things, then Jay Inslee is a fool at best and a traitor at worst. Good luck with this madness!

Reply to  craig
May 17, 2019 4:20 am

So, the entire Mad Max desolation shtick was really foreshadowing what these nutballs want. I thought so.

Reply to  Sara
May 17, 2019 5:12 pm

Yeah. Somebody thought Mad Max and 1984 were instruction manuals.

May 16, 2019 9:36 pm

PS. I just looked up what is meant by “Subprime Climate Change Debt” and didn’t get a hit apart from its association with Inslee.

I guess he made the term up.

Sounds impressive though :s

Reply to  Roger Surf
May 17, 2019 5:14 pm

Roger, Inslee makes up most of what he says. He thinks EVERY wildfire is made worse by “climate change”, in a state where fires were norm rather than the exception 100 years ago.

May 16, 2019 9:39 pm

The dems are offering solutions based on providing new high paying jobs while doing their green energy scam. That could make sense if we were still in the Obama economy. Their big problem is Trump has, in less than 2 years, already created near to full employment and increasing wages. It is a solution to a nonexistent problem. Where are all the workers going to come from to build this new unnecessary green energy crap??

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Drake
May 17, 2019 5:02 am

“Where are all the workers going to come from to build this new unnecessary green energy crap??”

Good question. The U.S. currently has many jobs that are going unfilled. The Democrats (and Republicans) ought to focus on getting people trained to fill the existing vacancies.


U.S. job openings hit a record 7.1 million, exceed number of unemployed Americans

J Mac
May 16, 2019 9:53 pm

Jay Inslee, the part time governor of Washington state, couldn’t manage a profitable frozen yogurt stand! His proposed ‘carbon tax’ was rejected soundly by the citizens of Washington. From this rebuke, he felt vindicated in running for the President of the United States with the carbon tax as his key platform plank. He does this while charging the WA state residents for his increased ‘security needs’ as a presidential candidate while cheating them of a full time governor. Jay Inslee is a ‘person’ of large ego without the commensurate intelligence or experience to support his narcissistic superiority complex.

Political buyers beware!

Reply to  J Mac
May 17, 2019 5:16 pm

We’re much better off when he’s not here!

Joel O'Bryan
May 16, 2019 9:54 pm

Democrats are buying into this ignorant, dangerous Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) that states without evidence that a fiat currency like the USD$ can just be printed ad infinitum without consequence of international devaluation and domestic hyper-inflation. Total Bullshit of course.

But that is probably a consequence of smoking way too much weed and thinking you then know something about macroeconomics, ala AOC and Gov Insee.

Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
May 17, 2019 5:59 am

MMT is the backup plan in case the great carbon tax crusade falters.

May 16, 2019 10:06 pm

The only freebie he hasn’t promised as yet is a leprechaun for every garden.
But you have to keep something in reserve for the campaign proper, I guess.

Reply to  Mr.
May 17, 2019 7:34 am

Most gardens already have gnomes.

John F. Hultquist
May 16, 2019 10:10 pm

With 20+ others running for POTUS, Jay Inslee has nothing new to offer.
Thus he proposes massive debt (called “investment”) using the Washington State term “evergreen” as a smokescreen. Hidden in his plan is the ” right to organize a union ” but nothing about supporting nuclear energy in a way that would reduce CO2. (Not that I think that matters.)
So he has not accepted that CO2 is a serious problem, but rather he thinks he knows better how society ought to be organized than hundreds of thousands of people that believe in liberty, entrepreneurial spirit, and a willingness to risk their own money.
Jay wants to tax and spend other people’s money.
He needs to be a footnote to history.

Reply to  John F. Hultquist
May 17, 2019 8:07 am

True. He says ‘investment’ over and over, yet appears to have no idea what the word means. Hence his tome is word salad.

Reply to  John F. Hultquist
May 17, 2019 5:17 pm

He seems blissfully ignorant that the reason this is the Evergreen State is because of wildfires. Conifers proliferate after fires.

Kv s
May 16, 2019 10:57 pm

Inslee’s plan sounds a lot like Obama’s stimulus plan, lots of cost giving us huge debts and a weak economy.

Janice Moore
May 16, 2019 10:58 pm

“We’ve got to move these ‘renew-uh-buh-hulls,’
we’ve got to move these color ‘e-veeeeeees!'”

Inslee is the grinning empty suit hired to create market share by fiat for economically non-viable technology.

Cui bono.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Janice Moore
May 17, 2019 5:10 am

“Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a color e-veeeeeee.”

with thanks to Janis Joplin

Hi, Janice. Good to see you! 🙂

Janice Moore
Reply to  Tom Abbott
May 17, 2019 8:51 am

Hi, Tom.

Well, I was thinking of “Money for Nuthin’,”

by I-forget-who, but, anyway, good to hear from you.

Thank you for acknowledging me. 🙂

Reply to  Janice Moore
May 17, 2019 9:31 am

Dire Straits

Tom in Florida
Reply to  Janice Moore
May 17, 2019 12:14 pm

Dire Straits

How appropriate for this moron is proposing.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Tom in Florida
May 17, 2019 6:25 pm


Hope you’re feeling better these days.

Reply to  Janice Moore
May 17, 2019 12:24 pm

It was Dire Straits. 1985 if my memory hasn’t failed me.
Fronted by Mark Knopfler, originally from Glasgow, not Newcastle as everyone assumes.

Tom in Florida
May 17, 2019 4:32 am

“The New Deal assured sustained federal financing for modern infrastructure in communities that had been passed over by private industry due to the relatively high cost of serving users in rural areas.”

Well that seems like a profitable idea.

John in Oz
May 17, 2019 5:00 am

4. Investing in Innovation & Scientific Research: To defeat climate change

Do these people know nothing about history?

CLIMATE HAS AND ALWAYS WILL CHANGE – IT CANNOT BE DEFEATED – said loudly but this still will not penetrate their thick skulls

Reply to  John in Oz
May 17, 2019 11:01 am

You don’t know what they mean by ‘climate change.’

You are responding to what YOU think they mean by it – your definition. Demand that Inslee first define what he means by ‘climate change.’

“If you wish to converse with me, define your terms.” – Voltaire

May 17, 2019 5:07 am

The guy’s running for re-election as governor. This is just a minimal cost opportunity to showcase his climate change cred to WA state voters. He wouldn’t dare be this radical running for governor.

Steve O
May 17, 2019 5:29 am

If any business executive proposed such massive amounts of spending based on such little thought as is customary by people in government, they’d be asked to leave the company. But people who are that incompetent rarely rise to the level.

It’s disappointing that people don’t see the limitations within themselves. Before proposing to spend the equivalent of 1,000 man-years of labor, maybe spend more than a long weekend thinking things through.

May 17, 2019 5:45 am

It’s the recipe for a financial crisis, energy shock, and class warfare in a single package.

May 17, 2019 6:41 am

As a resident of WA we’ve had to put up with Inslee for 6 years as Gov. my nick name for him is Gov. Stupid and Lazy. He barely works, and spends a lot of time jetting around to climate conferences.

His signature state wide climate initiatives, in reality massive energy taxes, have failed in very liberal WA 3 times. That’s his track record.

The state has record revenues right now and passed massive budget increase far beyond the revenue so under his “leadership” the state passed huge tax increases.

He’s a clown, and won’t go anywhere in the demcrat primary.

Steve Oregon
May 17, 2019 7:01 am

Inslee would be a fabulous tyrant.
Looking out for the people & planet with his superiority imposing all of his genius would produce the utopia we all yearn for.

Or, in the real world, this nitwit is just spewing junk from the bottom of the Democrat barrel.

Joel Snider
Reply to  Steve Oregon
May 17, 2019 2:26 pm

If I was asked who was worse, Kate Brown or Inslee, I’d have to sit down and think it over.

May 17, 2019 7:27 am

“But Inslee’s plan would result in vast numbers of people being encouraged to take on a mountain of new debt – “regardless of income, credit score or renter status”

We’ve been down this road before (recently), it doesn’t end well.

May 17, 2019 8:41 am

Consider yourself lucky if you do not to live in Washington State. Inslee, its current governor continues to tout his vast expertise in renewables and to end use of fossil fuels because he wrote this book, “Apollo’s Fire”. The book’s first chapter contains 29 errors that WUWT readers could easily identify. The book purposely mis-represents and twists science about earth systems while mis-advertises the energy from the sun and wind as free, somehow with job opportunities, a pure fiction for political purpose, rendering his book mere propaganda. The book’s references are non-scientific sources (Amory Lovins, Naomi Oreskes, NRDC, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton…) to provide an extremely one-sided view. Get the book for $1 but Amazon charges $4 or $5 to ship to you.

A rebuke to Inslee’s “Renewable Jobs” is easy and comes from Spain’s renewables experience (Alvarez, Rey Juan Carlos Univ.). Spain’s example of jobs from renewables found that 9 out of 10 renewable jobs disappeared when construction ended and renewable jobs cost $753,778 per job.

Inslee is a part-time, zero-value governor. He should be impeached for not being governor while he runs as the Democratic nominee for Pres. I would be fired outright for such a “side-job” and not doing what my employer pays me to do. Inslee only gets what he wants because the House and Senate in Washington legislature are controlled by Democrates, consisting of the hoodwinked metro folks on the west side of the State. In 2019 the Democrates added $10 billion in new taxes in the legislative session, including a carbon tax, above what the state needed to operate. Inslee funds removing hydroelectric dams in the state yet refuses to fully fund control of wildfires. All citizens on the east side absolutely hate the guy. He will bring an end to Washington State as we knew it, as our parents, grandparents, g-grandparents died for, settled and built it. The man is a walking disaster.

Reply to  Conodo Mose
May 17, 2019 11:08 am

Kitzhaber’s pubic relations manager put an end to his environmental crap with her greed & incompetence. Maybe you guys in Washington should find a good pubic relations manager for Inslee.

Reply to  DonM
May 17, 2019 6:10 pm

“pubic relations manager”

Oopsie! Twice!

Reply to  Jeff Alberts
May 17, 2019 6:30 pm

but that’s what she was….

May 17, 2019 8:43 am

So much for all the Green jobs (all 16-20 million of them) should you fall out with the in crowd-

May 17, 2019 8:45 am

“and encourages poor people with dubious credit history to take on lots of subsidised low interest debt”

Sounds familiar.


Janice Moore
May 17, 2019 8:58 am

Dear Moderator,

Just curious: why did all of my last 6 comments go into moderation or into the spam bin? No “bad” words were used.


Same email address as ever.

Shrug. Just kinda annoying.

Thank you for looking into it.


Reply to  Janice Moore
May 17, 2019 9:33 am

Hi Janice,

Some kind of delay now, only show at the top of the hour
(Unless you are me, then it takes 5 hours…LOL)

[For some reason, your posts are Blacklisted by WordPress, and get sent to Trash, and need to be retrieved by a moderator. Mod]

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Janice Moore
May 17, 2019 10:37 am

Janice, there seems to be a problem with posting. Not the posting itself, but the time it takes for the post to show up on the website.

I think it is software related more than anything. Almost none of my posts show up immediately, but they alwasy show up eventually. There are occasions where my posts do show up immediately but I can’t tell you why, and it doesn’t happen very ofter.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Tom Abbott
May 17, 2019 6:24 pm

Thank you, Tom, for so courteously taking the time to tell me that. Much appreciated.

Reply to  Janice Moore
May 18, 2019 1:45 am

Almost all posts go to moderation, though the author can see their posting. Some go straight to spam, or to trash, but that is a function of WordPress.

The moderators regularly go through both spam and trash, and pull out the posts that were wrongly sent there. For some reason, some people’s IP is blacklisted by WordPress, and these are sent to Trash. They need to be manually retrieved by a moderator.

Moderators are all volunteers, and do moderation duties as they can; no set time or schedule.

Stephen Singer
May 17, 2019 9:04 am

The voters in Washington state have repeatedly told Gov. Insliee to stuff his liberal government plans up his arse.

May 17, 2019 9:04 am

The most important phrase is “market segments where the private sector is underinvesting.” See, those dopes (sarc/on) in the private sector don’t realize the bonanza they’re passing up, so in all its wisdom, government will commit countless trainloads of your tax dollars and capture the windfall…Right???

May 17, 2019 10:11 am

Inslee for President!…of Venezuela.

May 17, 2019 12:54 pm

“Keynesians are to economics what witch doctors are to medicine.” – Peter Schiff

Kevin R.
May 17, 2019 2:28 pm

Inslee is just the face of a bunch of rent-seekers. That is the end-all and be-all of Inslee. Tammany Hall would blush at this kind of graft machine.

John the Econ
May 17, 2019 3:09 pm

Try this experiment: The next time a Progressive talks about schemes like this and all of the well-paying “green jobs” it will create, ask them what “green job” they will be interested in taking. Will they quit their current job to install solar panels in the desert or on people’s roofs in the 120-degree heat of summer or the below-freezing temperatures of winter? Or will they instead be insulating people’s attics under even worse conditions. Or will they be the ones installing new people’s new energy-efficient windows even though they don’t know the difference between a flathead or Phillips screwdriver?

“Oh, I’m not going to do that. These jobs are for those who will be transitioning from fossil-fuel related jobs.”

As with most of the Progressive agenda, the real work required is always for someone else to do, and to pay for.

Ben Gunn
May 17, 2019 3:39 pm

I live in Washington State and I believe that Jay Inslee is not running for President but is running for Administrator of the EPA in the event that the Democrats take to 2020 election. If you want to see what a dirtbag this guy is watch how he treated Lord Monckton back in 2010 when Lord Monckton was invited to address Congress on Climate change back in 2010. Here is a shortened version watch the first 30 secs then jump ahead to the 4:40 point.

Lord Moncton was so gracious and handled the ad hominem attack so well. I salute him. But make no mistake if the Democrats win and Jay inslee becomes EPA administrator we will be opening a door into regulatory hell.

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