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Job Killer Joe’s Climate Team Promises to Replace the Fossil Fuel Jobs they “Sacrifice”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Perhaps it might have been a good idea to create these promised new green jobs, before destroying the old jobs?

Biden Energy Nominee Jennifer Granholm: ‘Clean Energy’ Jobs Will Replace Ones ‘That Might Be Sacrificed’

KYLE MORRIS
27 Jan 2021

Jennifer Granholm, President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the U.S. Department of Energy, insisted Wednesday that “clean energy” jobs will replace those that “might be sacrificed.”

Granholm’s remarks came during questioning from Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), who pointed out the significant loss of American jobs due to a long-term ban on oil, gas, and coal leasing and permitting on federal lands.

Read more: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/01/27/biden-energy-nominee-jennifer-granholm-clean-energy-jobs-will-replace-ones-that-might-be-sacrificed/

So far nobody has offered to pay the bills or guarantee the mortgages of the union workers whose livelihoods Biden just “sacrificed”.

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January 28, 2021 6:05 pm

Biden’s climate plans are energizing national security problems. Emulating California’s energy mistakes will weaken America as the country will be increasing its demands from foreign countries for crude oil supplies and for the materials needed to support the electrification of America. Published Jan 26, 2020 at CFACT https://www.cfact.org/2021/01/26/bidens-climate-plans-are-energizing-national-security-problems/

Summary: Biden’s climate plan may be energizing national security problems with his efforts toward discouraging U.S. energy independence and place the country’s reliance, like California has done, on foreign countries for America’s energy needs. And, as he moves to electrify virtually everything, America’s needs for the exotic minerals and metals that China controls, to support wind, solar, and EV battery construction, will have America beholden to China and other developing countries for our “clean” energy supplies.

Scissor
Reply to  Ronald Stein
January 28, 2021 6:15 pm

Not only does he have a crack team on it, they are huddling with the joint Chiefs.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Scissor
January 28, 2021 6:41 pm

Is Hunter on that crack team?

Scissor
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
January 28, 2021 6:48 pm

Yes, he’s known as the crack head.

goldminor
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
January 28, 2021 8:32 pm

Has anyone else noticed that Hunter still has his 10% stake in that CCP controlled corporation? And that the lefty media will not talk about that fact?
I heard it said that Hunter is now advising his dad on how to interact with China. That is blatant corruption, but it is so blatant that many people appear to not see it.

Scissor
Reply to  goldminor
January 29, 2021 5:23 am

Blatant is the right description. The game is rigged and the MSM is in on it through their sins of omission.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  goldminor
January 29, 2021 4:05 pm

“Has anyone else noticed that Hunter still has his 10% stake in that CCP controlled corporation? And that the lefty media will not talk about that fact?”

Yes, I noticed that. The Leftwing Media shows their partisan bias once again as they ignore Democrat crimes.

Hunter doesn’t have to worry, the Leftwing Media is running interference for him.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Scissor
January 28, 2021 8:08 pm

They’ve certainly got their heads in their cracks.

griff
Reply to  Ronald Stein
January 29, 2021 3:38 am

I see multiple lithium mining sites being expanded or developed in Canada and the USA… with demand comes expanded production

Tim Gorman
Reply to  griff
January 29, 2021 7:26 am

Do you *ever* research anything before spouting off about it?

Do you *really* think lithium is dug directly out of the ground?

Where do you suppose most of the refinement of lithium containing material occurs?

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  griff
January 29, 2021 7:28 am

One would hope so! However, the USA permitting processes are so onerous, and subject to challenge by environmentalists, that it usually takes years just to get final permission and the infrastructure can start to be built. Canada is more friendly towards mining than the USA is. I suspect that the only reason that there is movement in the USA is because Trump was president for the last 4 years.

ResourceGuy
Reply to  griff
January 29, 2021 9:18 am

Griff, That’s true in a general arm waving context. But where are the reserve numbers, investment, and context to pair with the policy-forced production increase? Head counting of some pilot scale projects is not sufficient.

Michael Jankowski
Reply to  griff
January 29, 2021 4:46 pm

Mining powered by unicorn farts?

ResourceGuy
January 28, 2021 6:07 pm

Yes, one green union job created for every 10 lost from market distortions and policy blunder.

Dave Fair
Reply to  ResourceGuy
January 28, 2021 6:23 pm

Spain lost two real jobs for every ‘green’ job created by government mandates and subsidies. Germany and Denmark have the highest electric prices in Europe. That’s what you get when your government pushes unreliables.

Bill Toland
Reply to  Dave Fair
January 29, 2021 1:19 am

3.7 jobs are lost in the UK for every green job created.

http://www.windwatchni.com/uploads/1/6/4/9/16490250/verso_economics_2011_study.pdf

DMacKenzie
Reply to  Bill Toland
January 31, 2021 10:28 am

How can that be, Bill ? It is way harder to put up enough solar panels to heat your house and brush the snow off, than it is to wheelbarrow enough coal and take out the ashes !

John
Reply to  Dave Fair
January 29, 2021 4:30 am

“the Spanish experience cited by President Obama as a model reveals with high confidence, by two different methods, that the U.S. should expect a loss of at least 2.2 jobs on average, or about 9 jobs lost for every 4 created, to which we have to add those jobs that non-subsidized investments with the same resources would have created.”

However, they don’t care. They can dole out these useless jobs as patronage. And the public will happily pay for them to “save the planet”.

Mohatdebos
Reply to  John
January 29, 2021 3:09 pm

The sad truth is that even the “green jobs created” was a myth. At the start of the Obama Administration was proudly reporting green jobs created by their policies. Unfortunately for them, analysts found the greatest number of so-called green jobs were in garbage collection and bus drivers. They stopped reporting shortly afterwards.

Dave Fair
Reply to  ResourceGuy
January 28, 2021 6:36 pm

How do low-productivity unreliables jobs earn high union wages?

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Dave Fair
January 28, 2021 6:42 pm

By extortion.

Dave Fair
Reply to  rd50
January 28, 2021 7:37 pm

Yeah, everybody knew all along that it would take: 1) CA forcing its Investor Owned Utilities to buy the output at extreme prices; and 2) additionally, the Feds would have to eventually step in by reducing its capital obligations (write-offs). It is, as usual, the Fed’s fault; instead of developing the technology step-by-step, Obama chose to jump to a full 110MW plant in “one swell foop.”

I was involved in a $1.5 billion write-off of a Fed loan for a coal mine and coal-fired powerplant. There was no place to sell (at cost) the output because the Fed failed to accomplish their promised MX Missile scheme and the oil shale development in the region, resulting in a lack of planned load increases. Again, the Fed’s own fault.

ResourceGuy
Reply to  Dave Fair
January 29, 2021 6:25 pm

Detroit UAW EVs

Dave Fair
Reply to  ResourceGuy
January 29, 2021 6:54 pm

The taxpayers will take it in the shorts, again. Its also a great way to push more automobile manufacturing to China; Detroit (and other U.S. sites) will lose jobs.

Bob Meyer
Reply to  Dave Fair
January 29, 2021 11:39 pm

They get their money the old fashioned way, they buy lobbyists to get bigger subsidies.

Jim
January 28, 2021 6:18 pm

Joe create job to replace the ones he is eliminating! Only a fool would believe that claim, even if he demands it by the power of his pen.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Jim
January 28, 2021 6:34 pm

It is the government’s version of Popeye’s Wimpy promise: “I’ll gladly pay you on Tuesday for a hamburger today.” Remember how the Soviet Union’s 5-Year Plans never worked out? Didn’t you like it when Soviet factories turned out shoes only for left feet? And when President Ronald Reagan’s: “The most feared words in America are “I’m from the government and I’m here to help you.” wasn’t forgotten by the majority? The Swamp, MSM and governmental profiteers (Crony Capitalists) have brainwashed America with Marxist-Lite propaganda.

Latitude
January 28, 2021 6:19 pm

will take years to replace those jobs….and then no one will hire someone out of work for that long….homeless on the streets does not bother dems one little bit…they’ll just write another check

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Latitude
January 28, 2021 6:44 pm

Guess what people do when they have nothing to lose?

D. J. Hawkins
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
January 29, 2021 1:29 pm

Do you hear the people sing?

Singing the song of angry men?

It is the music of the people

Who will not be slaves again!

RelPerm
January 28, 2021 6:24 pm

I always admired Trump for doing exactly what he said he would do on the campaign. It looks like Biden is doing the same. Americans get what the majority votes. If people don’t like what they get, vote accordingly next time. Republicans expressing faux outrage should take a step back and strategize how to get more votes next time. Too much whining right now.

Derg
Reply to  RelPerm
January 28, 2021 6:26 pm

Other than whine what can you do?

Whine while bending over?

Dave Fair
Reply to  Eric Worrall
January 28, 2021 7:50 pm

It happened to Slick Willie; helped along by Newt.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Derg
January 28, 2021 6:39 pm

RESIST!

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Dave Fair
January 28, 2021 6:50 pm

Resistance is futile — unless the voting is honest!

Dave Fair
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
January 28, 2021 7:42 pm

Bring in Captain Piccard!

Joel O’Bryan
Reply to  Dave Fair
January 28, 2021 8:29 pm

ideologically Sir Patrick Stewart is on the same page with Prince Charles and Sir Attenbungle.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Joel O’Bryan
January 28, 2021 8:32 pm

Notice I didn’t say “Patrick Stewart.”

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Dave Fair
January 28, 2021 9:07 pm

Startreck is based on a globalist, fantasy Leftist model.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Rory Forbes
January 29, 2021 7:53 am

One in which energy costs are zero.

MarkW
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
January 29, 2021 8:10 am

And energy is so available that there is no need to ration it.
Because energy is free and readily available, everything is more or less free.
If we ever reach a point where energy is free and readily available, something similar will probably happen in our world as well.

Dave Fair
Reply to  MarkW
January 29, 2021 8:38 am

Nothing is ever free.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Dave Fair
January 29, 2021 6:58 pm

And demand for free stuff is essentially infinite. That is where you get socialist rationing of ‘free’ stuff.

MarkW
Reply to  Dave Fair
January 30, 2021 2:53 pm

I did say “If”.
However, as productivity increases, the cost of stuff will continue to go down, which will enable people to earn a basic living with even fewer hours of work than are necessary today.

Dave Fair
Reply to  MarkW
January 30, 2021 7:43 pm

But there will be more stuff to buy. The Rat Race never ends. I know; I have daughters.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  RelPerm
January 28, 2021 6:49 pm

“… strategize how to get more votes next time.”

Make sure that it is very difficult to commit voting fraud. However, the Democrats currently in charge have to be convinced that it is in their best interest to do that. Thus, a Catch 22.

Actually, the front runner got many more votes than in 2016. The problem was the larger number of votes that appeared out of nowhere for the guy who finally came out of his bomb shelter to accept the prize.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
January 28, 2021 9:13 pm

Judging by the extent of ballot tampering on numerous fronts, I doubt that Biden received more than 50 million votes (if that) Even with all the games, Trump had a 10 million vote increase over last time. It is statistically impossible for him to have lost. In reality, he might have had at least 10 million more than that. He was ahead by a landslide in the five swing states at 10 pm ET.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Rory Forbes
January 29, 2021 4:18 pm

I sure do wish Trump would show us the fraud numbers.

The Trump Team said at the beginning they were not going to make the evidence of voter fraud public until after the cases were heard in court.

The evidence was never heard in court. The cases were dismissed on technical matters not related to the evidence. So the public has yet to see all the evidence the Trump Team claims they have.

It is understandable that Trump did not come out with the information during the transfer of power. I think it would be prudent to wait a few weeks.

But now, it is time to show the evidence.

We need the evidence to fuel our new efforts for voter reform, and we don’t like our leader being called a llar, if it’s not true.

The Trump Team can’t just say “never mind”. That’s not going to cut the mustard.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Tom Abbott
January 29, 2021 5:36 pm

I agree with you completely. I was able to take it on faith (combined with common sense, some 1st hand observation and raw statistics) but eventually it must be presented for scrutiny. We can’t keep making allegations without evidence, any more than we have allowed the Democrats to do that. But not everyone can handle the truth … (thank you Col. Jessep)

However, presenting the anecdotal (eye witness) evidence is fraught with alarm bells. Unless Trump was president with the power to protect them from having their lives destroyed (which would happen) that evidence is not there. The other problem is; let’s say the Trump Team provides it … who are they going to tell? Already the MSM have shadow banned all sorts of things. I think the Trump Team has already run into a stone wall. I really love the following Mark Twain quote:

It’s easier to fool a man than to convince him he has been fooled.”

I don’t think people even want to learn the truth, in general. People tend to believe things that cater to their comfort level … and that make them feel safe. I sense most people are afraid to look into the void … the real possibility that the Left is gaining serious ground.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Tom Abbott
January 29, 2021 6:21 pm

PS …

I forgot to add that releasing the actual evidence of fraud will not change any minds. As Mark Twain said: “it’s easier to fool a man than to convince him he has been fooled”. Unbelievers and Trump haters will just say; “you made it up”. Most will say it’s “last year’s news”, spilled milk”, :stale bread” or whatever, “move on” truth doesn’t matter to them. The rest of us already understand how statistically impossible it was for Biden to have got the highest support in history.

I mean, if the material is released, by what method can it be authenticated to the public. Hell, at least 1/3rd of the population believe in zombies, ferchristsake.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Rory Forbes
January 31, 2021 5:00 am

“We can’t keep making allegations without evidence”

That’s the bottom line.

As for evidence, I heard Trump say at one of his last public speeches that one of the contested States (don’t remember which) had 205,000 more votes cast than there were registered voters in that State. And he said there were similar circumstances in three or four of the other contested States.

So, if that’s the case, it ought to be pretty easy to prove. If it is the case, then this is definitely a case of voter fraud.

This particular evidence would not put Trump back in the White House, or even show that Trump won more votes than Biden, but it would show that the numbers we have are based partly on fraud.

That alone would certainly be enough to make people want to reform their voting rules, and it would at least give some credibilty to Trump’s claims.

And If Trump has more evidence than that, and I presume he does, then that will just add to his case that the election was rigged and something needs to be done to assure the honesty of future elections.

And keep in mind that every Republican politcian who supported Trump’s claims of election fraud is now being labeled a liar and worse, because the Trump Team has not presented enough evidence to shut his detractors up.

We need your evidence, Donald. For many reasons.

Darrin
Reply to  Tom Abbott
January 30, 2021 7:25 am

We’ve seen all the evidence we are going to see. Not because fraud didn’t occur but because a lot of the evidence was in affidavits of witnessed oddities, oddities that need to be investigated to determine if there was any there there or not. With the Dems in charge those investigations will not occur.

Even easily provable fraud like dead people voting takes cooperation from state election officials so voter roles can be cross checked with who voted, cooperation that will not happen without court backed orders. States already proved that wont happen when Trump formed a team to investigate fraud, a team that did not have power to subpoena records. Consequently states gave them the middle finger until the investigating team fell apart due to lack of anything to do.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Darrin
January 31, 2021 5:07 am

“We’ve seen all the evidence we are going to see.”

I hope you are wrong because if that’s the case, then Trump has made unsubstantiated claims that can’t be backed up with facts and that’s not the kind of politician I’m looking for. I’m looking for an honest president.

I can’t imagine that Trump would make such election fraud claims if he did not have a good reason to do so. That’s my opinion of him now.

Time will tell.

Bob Meyer
Reply to  Rory Forbes
January 30, 2021 12:23 am

There didn’t need to be any cheating for Biden to win, not that there wasn’t some cheating. Once the states went to mail-in ballots, the election was over.

For years, the Democrats have sought the votes of “their” supporters – the young and the poor.

These groups represent the laziest and most ignorant parts of the country. The young get their news from Twitter and Facebook and, of course, the paid progressive propagandists known as teachers and professors. The poor have TV and movies, both controlled by progressives.

The problem was that these groups don’t vote in large numbers. The Democrats hit college campuses, arranged buses to bring people to the polls but no matter what, the young and the poor didn’t show up.

The solution? If you can’t bring Mohammad to the Mountain, bring the Mountain to Mohammad. Mail them the ballots! Even the laziest, most ignorant people can find their way to the mailbox. And they did.

In fairness to the poor, they don’t have the time to learn about the candidates especially during the pandemic when basic survival becomes their prime focus. The poor aren’t lazy, just ignorant with little time to remedy that condition.

On the other hand, the young are both lazy and ignorant, though largely because of incredibly bad public education.

If you don’t want a repeat of 2020 in 2024, spend more time with your kids. Consider pulling them out of public schools and stop paying to send them to those ivy walled citadels of ignorance where they’ll only learn about gender, racism and the evils of the free market.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Bob Meyer
January 30, 2021 9:21 am

I don’t disagree with your thesis on how the Democrats have utilized the groups you single out, but mail in ballots alone don’t explain the massive irregularities. The list of infractions which would have disqualified votes is as long as your arm. Ejecting and distancing the Republican pole watchers is a violation. Irregularities with the voting machines and stopping the vote harvesting could have been easily corrected. No single thing caused the shift but rather it was the general and widespread occurrences that shifted the vote.

Sure, the inroads made with the young and poor were right out of the Marxist playbook, but conservatives have been warning about that for decades.

MarkW
Reply to  Bob Meyer
January 30, 2021 2:55 pm

Hawaii has introduced a bill to drop the voting age down to 16.

George Tetley
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
January 29, 2021 1:02 am

Clyde when the numbers do not add up The Donald must be right , once again. ,Oh I am wrong and the New York Times and the Washington Post are in tune with Chit Not News.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  RelPerm
January 28, 2021 9:05 pm

Except, the Republicans DID get the votes. Trump himself got 10 million more than in 2016 (probably closer to 25 million more). We’re expected to believe Biden got more votes than Obama. We’re expected to believe Biden got most of his votes in the middle of the night after the polls closed. We’re expected to believe that all the indicators favoured Trump with several million to one odds. It is simply not possible for Biden to have won without massive fraud.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Rory Forbes
January 29, 2021 8:47 am

Actually, four years of around the clock MSM hate speech, blame for COVID19 and mail-in voting for the too-lazy-to-vote people pretty much cinched it. Abraham Lincoln said it all: “You can fool all the people …”

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Dave Fair
January 29, 2021 10:16 am

Yes, you do have a point and it has been pretty much accepted that electronic (social) media swayed the vote by approx. 6%, with a further 6% from the MSM. However, that being said; when dead people vote, out of state people vote and no validity checks were conducted on mail in ballots to check for all the other fraudulent means to fake a ballot … well, you know the answer.

Let’s see what they get up to in the next two years and what the mid terms show.

lackawaxen123
Reply to  RelPerm
January 29, 2021 12:32 am

except Joe didn’t promise to shut Keystone or ban fracking … so Biden IS NOT doing the same thing …

MarkW
Reply to  lackawaxen123
January 29, 2021 8:12 am

Biden promised to do both during the primaries. He then declared that he had never made such promises, and all they myrmidons nodded their heads in agreement.

Russ R.
Reply to  RelPerm
January 29, 2021 9:04 am

Wrong! It is NOT whining to point out incorrect LOGIC in a leaders ACTIONS!!!
It is whining to complain without offering a reason why the action is incorrect and explain what should be done that will result in a better outcome for the majority. Many people in the majority have incorrect assumptions about the outcomes. It does not require much shift in sentiment for a divided public to change its opinion from a minority opinion to a majority one.
If no one explains the bad logic driven by emotions, instead of reason we will continue to get bad decisions that are forced on people for emotion-driven reason.

Paul Penrose
Reply to  RelPerm
January 29, 2021 9:50 am

So RelPerm, did you say the same thing to the people in the Trump resistance movement? Did you criticize all the politicians and journalists that claimed they had incontrovertible proof that Trump colluded with the Russians to steal the 2016 election? How about all the “whiners” that demonstrated and rioted over the last 10 months?

MarkW
Reply to  Paul Penrose
January 30, 2021 2:57 pm

But that’s different …

Old Retired Guy
January 28, 2021 6:37 pm

Suggesting building solar panels is the ultimate in ignorance. Though typical for lib dems who can’t appreciate the distinction between high paying oil field jobs vs competing with Chinese slave labor which is where most of the solar panels are built. But Senator Ketchup Joementia isn’t smart enough to tell the difference.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Old Retired Guy
January 28, 2021 9:14 pm

Odds are, they simply don’t care. Their allegiance is solely to their families, friends and financial backers.

George Tetley
Reply to  Rory Forbes
January 29, 2021 1:07 am

Follow the money. NO CANCEL THAT follow HUNTER. !!!!

MarkW
Reply to  George Tetley
January 29, 2021 8:12 am

Same thing

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Old Retired Guy
January 29, 2021 7:56 am

The number of employees in a typical PV module production line is quite small, owing to high automation.

MarkW
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
January 30, 2021 2:58 pm

And every time the minimum wage goes up, the amount of automation increases.

observa
January 28, 2021 6:37 pm

If you want to cure a nation of leftism just vote them in once and wait.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Eric Worrall
January 28, 2021 7:45 pm

And they don’t have voting booths nor guns.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Eric Worrall
January 28, 2021 9:23 pm

There is nothing quite as persistent as a truly bad idea.

But as Mark Twain said:

It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.’

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  observa
January 28, 2021 6:51 pm

I do hope that you are right!

davidmhoffer
January 28, 2021 6:58 pm

I’m trying to understand. So you Americans are going to stop economic activity which generates huge government revenues through taxes and royalties, and replace it with economic activity that cannot exist without government subsidies.

Next you’ll be telling me that if I show up at the US border with my passport, I will get sent back to Canada. But if I show up with no ID at all, you’ll drag me across the boarder, provide me food, a place to sleep, and free healthcare.

KT66
Reply to  davidmhoffer
January 29, 2021 6:54 am

Yup, you can’t make this stuff up!

Tom Abbott
Reply to  davidmhoffer
January 29, 2021 4:33 pm

Yes, ole Joe put Wuhan virus travel restrictions on numerous nations, but no restrictions on people coming out of Mexico.

Our nation is being run by insane people.

Rich T.
January 28, 2021 7:06 pm

Only if you can survive the GND. And haven’t gone broke trying to eat or pay for your electricity (4X the price now) . And survive the “Social Justice” warriors who will try to take down everyone who does not agree with the GND. The blackouts the “renewables cheaper wind and solar energy” will bring. The insane backup battery fraud. All to save the so called climate. Rejoining the “Paris Agreement”. A do nothing money pit for the UN to steal money. And creating all those green jobs like obama did not- (ZERO).

Tim Gorman
January 28, 2021 7:09 pm

How many actual solar panel manufacturers are there in the US? I don’t mean companies using 100% foreign parts to assemble panels but actual, dyed-in-the-wool manufacturers of the entire assembly? I don’t know of any. Does anyone? Solyndra was supposed to do manufacturing but I don’t think they actually ever manufactured anything – Obama just gave them money that the company owners ran off with.

If all we have are assembly jobs but no actual manufacturing jobs then two things come to mind immediately:

  1. Assembly jobs are typically low paying because high skill levels aren’t required.
  2. Assembly can be automated easily meaning fewer actual jobs.

You can’t automate most drilling jobs, pipefitting jobs, or welding jobs. These are high skill jobs paying well.

So what Biden, Kerry, and Granholm want to do is replace lots of high paying jobs with a few low paying jobs. Typical Democrat policy idiocy! That’s what comes of Washington elitists with no actual working knowledge of anything trying to make policy. Put Granholm on a drill rig for a month and maybe she will actually learn something. Same for Kerry. Biden is a lost cause, he probably couldn’t find the rig to begin with!

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Tim Gorman
January 29, 2021 7:39 am

If the welders need high paying jobs, they should become brain surgeons. There is certainly plenty of evidence of ‘A B Normal’ brains that need medical intervention — especially in DC!

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Tim Gorman
January 29, 2021 8:04 am

The number of PV manufacturers in the US is small, probably less than 10% of worldwide production (nearly all PV companies are multi-national with production in lots of different countries). The largest US manufacturers are Solar World, Sunpower, and First Solar.

As for Solyndra, a lot of people don’t know that it got its start under G.W. Bush’s Solar America Initiative which tried to pick market-changing winners through Wash. DC bureaucracy. I literally laughed out loud when I first heard what the Solyndra scheme was. It was doomed from before the starting gun, designed solely to extract government money.

Tim Gorman
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
January 29, 2021 8:25 am

Solar World is bankrupt, it has no employees.

I can’t find any Sunpower manufacturing jobs in the US, they are mostly in Mexico and the Phillipines.

First Solar says it has 5000 employees globally. It is highly doubtful that First Solar alone is going to be able to absorb all the employees who’s jobs Biden et al are destroying.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Tim Gorman
January 29, 2021 8:33 am

You are absolutely correct on all three, I had forgotten that Solar World is toes-up. First Solar is a thin-film product (CdTe) that can barely compete with crystalline silicon; they survive by claiming they have better performance under low-light conditions and free recycling.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Tim Gorman
January 29, 2021 12:31 pm

All of which goes to show that requiring “built in America” for the Green Raw Deal is an absolute impossibility, unless they move the goalposts and redefine what “built in America” means.

Tim Gorman
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
January 29, 2021 1:13 pm

To the Dems, “built in America” means “Made in China”.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
January 29, 2021 8:54 am

My exact same reaction when reading about the Tonopah solar concentration plant. In actuality, most of the little power produced came from their gas-fired generators.

kevin kilty
January 28, 2021 7:22 pm

I lived in SW Washington just after the Clinton’s ruined the logging industry in favor of the Spotted Owl. They too promised to replace those jobs. I met one of those lumberjacks in his new job. Bought a used car from him.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  kevin kilty
January 29, 2021 4:36 pm

How much does a coder make nowadays, anyway?

MarkW
Reply to  Tom Abbott
January 30, 2021 2:59 pm

Depends on the industry, but we don’t make as much as we used to.

markl
January 28, 2021 7:23 pm

All talk, no real plan. Even when more people are struggling the MSM will paint a rosy picture and hide the truth. Wait for the economy and welfare numbers.

George Tetley
Reply to  markl
January 29, 2021 1:14 am

Chit Not News is the answer.

DMA
January 28, 2021 7:43 pm

The energy sector supports itself and a vast swath of other jobs. The GND jobs must come from the government by edict or subsidy. It is very similar to the employment plan that relies on breaking windows so the glaziers are all employed and proclaiming it a productive part of the economy.

ResourceGuy
January 28, 2021 8:01 pm

Since Dems went all in with marijuana dispensary licenses, maybe they will count those green jobs in the consultant study of jobs created or saved Obama style.

Dave Fair
Reply to  ResourceGuy
January 28, 2021 8:34 pm

Reminds me of a ‘study’ of all the green jobs Obama created. Bus driver is just one of the outrageous lies.

Jeff Alberts
January 28, 2021 8:09 pm

So, what is their measure of success in “tackling climate change”? Is it just a reduction in CO2? If that goes down, but temps don’t follow, what’s the next goal?

Let’s say temps go down, just by sheer chance. What’s the metric? Advancing glaciers? Is that a good thing?

Joel O’Bryan
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
January 28, 2021 8:35 pm

GMST is likely headed down the next decade or two. The problem for the climate dowsers is that atmospheric CO2 will keep going up, thus destroying their claimed amplified linkage.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Joel O’Bryan
January 29, 2021 7:44 am

Unless the MSM is forced to toe the line with honest reporting, the public will just be told that all the sacrifices made are showing results and more needs to be done along the same line. This is not unlike the Media reporting how the Montreal Protocol is saving the ozone — except for the years when it isn’t!

Derg
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
January 29, 2021 12:44 am

Griff is hoping for cooler temperatures with a chance to kill off some plebes.

n.n
January 28, 2021 8:31 pm

Replacing fossils with a shell game is forward-thinking.

Rory Forbes
January 28, 2021 8:54 pm

One thing Biden has always been good at is delivering promises straight from his fundamental orifice (a difficult task because it interferes with the hands of the guys pulling his strings). I wonder how long it’s going to take the American people to work out that Biden is not in charge … when the puppeteers run out of presidential orders to have him sign?

I thought we had it bad up here in Canada, with Mr. Dressup as our leader. Geez … you guys really f**cked up. Even the Left are suffering ‘buyer remorse’.

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  Rory Forbes
January 28, 2021 9:46 pm

I’m looking at this mess from calgary, every order he signs increases the value of canadian oil companies.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Pat from kerbob
January 28, 2021 10:32 pm

I’m looking at this mess from Calgary, every order he signs increases the value of Canadian oil companies.

How so? I’d really like to know. That subject is not part of my “skill set”.

MarkW
Reply to  Rory Forbes
January 29, 2021 8:17 am

The less oil the US produces, the more the oil other countries produce, is worth.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  MarkW
January 29, 2021 10:09 am

Yes, I get that, but when the price of oil goes up, so goes everything else. Canada and the US have been joined at the hip economically for as long as I can remember. The boom created by Trump produced a correspondingly beneficial spike in our economy. Also, it a there is an increase in the price of such an important commodity as oil and gas, the demand often flattens.
I don’t see Biden benefiting Canada at all. One big affect will be giving Trudeau even more reason “go green” and attack the oil patch … with the approval and encouragement of the US. I never like it when basic commodities go up in price.

January 28, 2021 9:21 pm

There will be two teams. The first will come along digging holes at random and the second team will follow up filling them in again and restoring the natural ecosystem to the satisfaction of the Citizens’ Committee.

Paul Johnson
January 28, 2021 9:26 pm

Congress will only face reality when the jobs that are “sacrificed” are their own.

Peta of Newark
January 28, 2021 9:41 pm

It’s the Sleight of Hand, intrinsic in these words of Joe’s:
“”When I think of climate change I think of jobs. We’re going to tackle the climate crisis and create good-paying, union jobs at the same time””

1) See how ‘Climate Change‘ turned so quickly into ‘Climate Crisis
Why is, in Joe’s book, Change = Crisis.
The more you think about that, the more applicable the word ‘demented’ becomes.

2) See how he passes the buck immediately – we‘ are going to.
Not him, we.
He instinctively knows it’s gonna go Pear Shaped and is already setting up an escape route.
Joe, YOU ARE NOW POTUS
The buck stops with you. YOU
You wanted the job and now, barely days into it, you’re trying to weasel out of its responsibilities
Jeez

3) See the conflation of ‘good’ and ‘union’?
Unions came to be created out of crap jobs and crap management

Genuine Good Jobs would not be required to be unionised.
People would gladly do them and the pay would be good

That the jobs are being created by Legal Law and also the pay rates set into Legal (unionised) Law, means, again by definition, that the jobs are not = ‘good’
That they are sour, fake, manipulating & exploitative and thus in the longer term, are not viable or sustainable.

Joe, by using all those words, you are admitting that.
You are a perfectly mendacious fake

MarkW
Reply to  Peta of Newark
January 29, 2021 8:20 am

Modern greens seem to take the position that any change, if it caused by man, is inherently evil.
Is CO2 going up? If yes, it must be opposed. Doesn’t matter if more CO2 is good, bad or indifferent. It’s a change so it must be stopped.

Tim Gorman
Reply to  MarkW
January 29, 2021 8:30 am

They used to be called Luddites.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Peta of Newark
January 29, 2021 9:00 am

American unions have been dying out, except for growth in the Marxist governmental sector.

Pat from kerbob
January 28, 2021 9:45 pm

I was upset when Biden cancelled KXL but now I see he is right off the edge.

The first 7 days are basically a dream for oil producers outside of the USA, Putin and MSB could not possibly have paid for policy more in their favor.

The reality is that every EO Biden signs regarding energy will increase the price of oil and therefore increase the value of Albertas oilsands operators.

I was concerned for the future but Joe is saving us.

He may as well be working for Opec

sky king
January 28, 2021 10:22 pm

C’mon Fat! Anybody that goes down into a coal mine can certainly become an artificial intelligence developer!

Joe
January 28, 2021 10:58 pm

Gosh…and Uncle Biden is accusing China of hurting American workers and destroying jobs? Looks like Uncle Joe is the one doing the hurting and destroying.

Chris Nisbet
January 28, 2021 11:07 pm

These people didn’t sacrifice their jobs – they were taken from them. A sacrifice is something you give up.
The NZ govt used the same word when our freedom was taken from us.

MarkW
Reply to  Chris Nisbet
January 29, 2021 8:22 am

1984 was supposed to be a warning, not a how to manual.
Socialists have always been good at changing the language in order to hide what they are really doing.

D. J. Hawkins
Reply to  Chris Nisbet
January 29, 2021 1:44 pm

Granholm was using the word in the Aztec sense; sacrificing others to appease their gods.

January 28, 2021 11:56 pm

The black comedy of ecofasc1sm is coming along very nicely!
Napolean Bonaparte: “Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake”.

Hey Joe!
It’s not enough to just outlaw fossil fuel – or a future Republican administration will just reverse that.
It’s time to physically destroy all fossil fuel power plants and all fossil fuel vehicles.
And oil refineries.
Oh and nuclear as well.
Leave only wind and solar standing.
Then a pristine and prosperous green economy will rise up out of the sea!

saveenergy
Reply to  Hatter Eggburn
January 29, 2021 2:13 am

Leave only wind and solar standing.

Then a pristine and prosperous green economy will rise up out of the sea!

That’s what Boris & his green bint have planed for UK !!

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MarkW
Reply to  Hatter Eggburn
January 29, 2021 8:25 am

That’s the core of the “Build it back better” thinking.
They honestly believe that once they raze everything to the ground, they will be able to rebuild the perfect world that only they can see.

Dave Fair
Reply to  MarkW
January 29, 2021 9:04 am

Ideologues ruin everything they touch. I don’t see any actual ‘doers’ in Biden’s starting lineup.

Tim Gorman
Reply to  Dave Fair
January 29, 2021 1:21 pm

Not a single EO from Biden has done *anything* to improve the economy, create jobs, or help the little people. NOT ONE!

All Biden and cronies have done is tear things down. No “doers”, only destructors.

Vincent Causey
January 29, 2021 12:33 am

There seems to be a lot of reference to “union” jobs. Biden declared “we will create new Union Jobs.” Others are lamenting “thousands of union jobs are being destroyed.” As a Brit, I am baffled. What’s the biggy whether a job is union or not. I’ve never heard anyone in the UK use the prefix “union” to describe job losses or job gains. Is this an ideological thing or something?

Tim Gorman
Reply to  Vincent Causey
January 29, 2021 5:19 am

It’s an emotive word used to cover up the fact that you are lying. It’s an argumentative fallacy but I forget its exact name.

Michael Jennings
Reply to  Tim Gorman
January 29, 2021 6:54 am

Nah, he s hoping if he says Union jobs enough, they won’t get mad at him for eliminating their jobs. Sort of like saying “yeah, we are going to screw you but we WILL use a lubricant first”

Tim Gorman
Reply to  Michael Jennings
January 29, 2021 7:10 am

Shades of “we had to destroy the village in order to save it!”

MarkW
Reply to  Vincent Causey
January 29, 2021 8:26 am

Unions support Democrats. More power to unions means more money to Democrats.
The only people who have ever benefited from unions are those who run the unions, and those politicians who support those who run unions.

TonyG
Reply to  MarkW
January 29, 2021 10:23 am

I heard a Union supervisor earlier this week on the radio – he was broken up about being laid off and having to deliver the news to all his workers that they were also laid off, something like 100 of them I think he said. His Union had endorsed Biden.

When challenged on it, he continued to support his Union.

I don’t feel sorry for him. He STILL hasn’t learned, even though he’s been personally affected. Until he does, he’ll continue to support those who would harm him.

I really can’t understand that mindset.

Tim Gorman
Reply to  MarkW
January 29, 2021 1:53 pm

At one time, pre-OSHA for instance, union did provide a useful function in changing working conditions for all kinds of workers. Since the 50’s however, the typical union leader has become more focused on destroying employers and lining their pockets. That’s why union membership has fallen so badly over the past 20 years – they provide nothing to the common man.

MarkW
Reply to  Tim Gorman
January 30, 2021 3:06 pm

Nice myth, unfortunately no truth to it.
The reality is that worker safety has been improving for as long as they have statistics on the matter. The only impact that OSHA had on this long term trend was to slow it down a bit, as companies had divert money to filling out the paper work.
Union leaders have always been primarily concerned with lining their own pockets.

Every single claim that has been made to justify unionism has been shown to be nonsense.
Unions had nothing to do with reducing the length of the work week. Productivity growth did that, and has been doing that since long before the first union.
Unions had nothing to do with increasing wages. Productivity did that as well and wages were rising long before the first union was formed.
Unions have been bad for workers since day one. It’s just that like cancer, it was a problem that started small and grew fast.

Tim Gorman
Reply to  MarkW
January 30, 2021 3:21 pm

Every single claim that has been made to justify unionism has been shown to be nonsense.”

If you had ever worked in a sweat shop or a coal mine you wouldn’t say this. Why don’t you lay out some claims made for unions that have been shown to be nonsense?

Perhaps you don’t realize it but guilds performed as quais-unions and guilds lasted for a long, long time. I would also point to the qualifications you have to meet to become a journeyman in many unions. That’s not to say that you *have* to be a union member to garner the same qualifications but the unions at least establish a baseline.

If you’ll notice I agree that the union bosses became corrupted, especially after the 50’s and 60’s. But that has nothing to do with the gains the unions made for a lot of workers.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Vincent Causey
January 29, 2021 4:46 pm

“There seems to be a lot of reference to “union” jobs.”

To Biden and the Democrats only union jobs are good jobs.

Biden and the Democrats get lots of donations from labor unions, that’s why they always emphasize “union” when they speak about jobs.

Unions are declining in numbers, so Joe’s powerbase is getting smaller.

MarkW
Reply to  Tom Abbott
January 30, 2021 3:07 pm

Which is why Democrats always try to change the laws to force more people to join unions, whether they want to or not.

Jim Veenbaas
January 29, 2021 12:52 am

For every barrel of oil they leave in the ground – and the jobs that go with it – they will import a barrel of oil from a country that does much less in terms of the environment. It’s pure fantasy to think the oil will be replaced by wind and solar.

DHR
January 29, 2021 2:54 am

Biden could easily “create” many many jobs by simply banning Caterpillar earth movers and require all earth moving to be done with spoons. I believe that was a Chinese idea some time ago.

Tim Gorman
Reply to  DHR
January 29, 2021 5:22 am

My brother lived and worked in Mexico City 40 years ago. He still tells the tail of watching three Mexicans with slegehammers, picks, and shovels tearing down a building while travelling to his work location. This literally went on for months. When he asked the people at work why they didn’t bring in a bulldozer and dump truck and complete the job in a couple of days they told him “but then what would the workers do for a job?”.

MarkW
Reply to  Tim Gorman
January 29, 2021 8:28 am

That’s the same kind of thinking as those who believe that the minimum wage helps poor people.

Rod Evans
January 29, 2021 2:58 am

Oh, the deadbeat stooge is coming on over the Hill.
With hairy legs flappin we’re waitin on payin the bill.
As democrat say…. they expect us to pay.
Whip fracking pay, whips crack and fray, whips crack and hey!.

Oh the deadbeat stooge is coming on over the crest.
Them wandering hands they never know when to rest
Watch out there Jean, I think you been seen
Which fracking way? which fracking way? which fracking way?

Fill in the blank verses

Knock em down Joe, Knock em down Joe, knock em down Joe

SAMURAI
January 29, 2021 3:30 am

This silly Leftist NEWSPEAK canard of “green jobs” available for the forcibly unemployed oil and gas workers is as fake as the CAGW scam.

There ARE no “green jobs” for the millions of Americans who will eventually be unemployed from the unintended consequences of Clueless Joe’s insane Neo Green New Deal.

Fossil fuels are the life blood of the US economy.

It is utter lunacy to believe wind and solar (and the 100% immediate backup power they require) can miraculously replace fossil fuels, especially if it’s impossible to build new nuclear power plants, as is currently the situation…

Clueless Joe’s ”Build Back Better” actually means Build Back Stupider…

Leftists are going to absolutely destroy the US and the world’s economies if they aren’t voted out in the midterm elections..

it’s like living in a nightmarish cross between a Kafkaesque and Orwellian novel..

These idiots are completely insane.

Miss Trump yet?

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  SAMURAI
January 29, 2021 7:52 am

They may be idiots, but I don’t think insane is the proper description. They are gullible, uniformed ‘Karens’ who think they are doing the right thing. Again, I blame the MSM for influencing the politicians. I believe the MSM is politically motivated for their biased reporting.

SAMURAI
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
January 29, 2021 10:55 am

I’m sure you’re familiar with Einstein’s famous definition of insanity which goes, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.”

if that doesn’t define a Leftists, I don’t know what does…

Leftism is an evil and immoral philosophy that literally robs people of their property, freedoms and individual inalienable rights…

it’s based on exploiting human’s worst emotions of: hate, envy, resentment, avarice, revenge, cowardice, and covetousness..

it has never worked as history has so clearly shown in tragic detail.

MarkW
Reply to  SAMURAI
January 30, 2021 3:08 pm

I’ve lost track of the number of times a socialist/communist has declared that the reason why past attempts have failed, was because the wrong people were in charge. This time it’s going to work because we are going to be in charge.

Dave Fair
Reply to  SAMURAI
January 29, 2021 9:10 am

The biggest problem with ‘build back better’ is that you have to destroy currently-productive infrastructure to ‘build back.’ The ultimate ‘broken widow’ fallacy.

Michael in Dublin
January 29, 2021 3:52 am

We must not blame Biden who is simply a puppet on a string. We must blame the foolishness and self-interests of most politicians, the naivety of voters and the flood of deceit from the media. None of them want to reason carefully and discuss frankly the benefit of adapting to climate changes, economics and hard work, upholding law and order, promoting individual responsibility, holding politicians accountable, exposing slander and defamation in the media.

Pam
January 29, 2021 4:22 am

When I think of Climate Change I think of corruption, income distribution, misery and greed at the cost of the ability of people to feed their families. I guess I missed those millions of “Green” jobs Obama created in those 8 years at the cost of millions of dollars in subsidies. These efforts bleed us they do not feed us and these evil, corrupt, pandering bastards know it. But since it makes them more influential and wealthy they do not care. And they pander to people so ill informed, weak or feckless as to have signs in their yards that read “kindness is kindness.” And but for the corrupt, evil establishment media this would not be possible. I don’t believe there is any way the white suburban women in my neighborhood conceive of the pain and misery being inflicted on their fellow Americans. They believe they have restored “kindness” because “no human is illegal” and “water is life”. And their evidence to allow their contentment is that CNN no longer tells them about any meanie, mean tweeting President Trump did yesterday. OMG, some days it’s too much.

cedarhill
January 29, 2021 5:32 am

Perfect. Kerry wants them to make solar panels. Which means he wants to send the workers to China where they’ll likely work for a few cents a day and be forced to return their Covid masks so they can be resold in America. Which, in turn, makes room for the Dems Real Workers – the “migrants”, formerly called “illegals” as part of their Green Card Highway to votes for 2024.
Just the new normal.

MarkW
Reply to  cedarhill
January 29, 2021 8:32 am

There’s a reason why Democrats are completely opposed to having someone prove they have a right to vote before being put on the voting rolls, as well as being completely opposed to having someone prove who they are before voting.

And it has nothing to do with ensuring an honest election.

ResourceGuy
January 29, 2021 6:04 am

Kerry and Joe are speaking in political tongues. What they mean is continuous subsidy for the UAW making EVs and batteries. In the solar biz they aim to benefit the high cost rooftop install segment and other small-scale developers with the most lobbyists and count the temporary jobs at utility scale projects like they are full time. Competitive solar panel production itself is done in highly automated factories in China and to a lesser extent the U.S. Sunpower could not compete on a cost per watt basis and closed its factory in Oregon. They knew Joe was not thinking of helping them when they took that action.

Shoki Kaneda
January 29, 2021 6:12 am

Let them eat code.

David Longfellow
January 29, 2021 6:17 am

I’m sure there are naïve liberals willing to believe these lies and media sycophants that will trumpet them.
The democratic party is built on lies supported by three constituencies:
1. The ignorant people who vote for them to get “free” money.
2. Academia and the media who rake in the bucks by capitalizing and reinforcing the ignorance of group 1 above.
3. Big business which benefits from the consumer hating policies of the democrats which have been designed to line their pocketbooks.

KT66
January 29, 2021 6:39 am

It is what Obama claimed as well. Didn’t happen. You can count all the Green Energy jobs ever created on one hand.

KT66
January 29, 2021 6:42 am

BTW, I don’t want a union job. I hate unions and all their bullshit. Pay to play is not freedom. Unions have no place in a free society.

John the Econ
January 29, 2021 6:46 am

Didn’t we hear this sort of thing 12 years ago?

Make America 2009 Again!

Bandit
January 29, 2021 7:12 am

‘Would you like fries with that’

Biden’s an imbecile

TonyG
January 29, 2021 7:37 am

The terminology used, “sacrificed”, is quite telling of the mindset involved here. And quite disturbing.

Carlo, Monte
January 29, 2021 7:49 am

This notion that “green” jobs making “solar panels” will take up the slack created by destroying energy production is absurd. The truth is that PV module production lines are highly automated because labor costs have to be kept to a minimum in order to compete and make a profit.

These people are lying morons.

MarkW
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
January 29, 2021 8:38 am

The amount of automation will only increase as the minimum wage is increased.

UNGN
January 29, 2021 8:12 am

John Kerry said Solar panel installer Job are are the fastest growing jobs in the US… predicted to grow 51%.

Wind Turbine Maintenance/Repair job growth is EVEN HIGHER at 61% job Growth!!!!!

OMG! How do I get me one of those Jobs?????

The BLS Even confirms it:

https://www.bls.gov/ooh/fastest-growing.htm

But when you click on the details, the increase from 2020 to 2029 is 10,400 Jobs.

Total.

For 10 years.

For Both Jobs, combined.

Tim Gorman
Reply to  UNGN
January 29, 2021 8:28 am

You nailed it! In other words it will take ten years for those 11,000 jobs Biden destroyed in 2 minutes to be replaced! And it’s probably far more than 11,000 jobs when you take into consideration all the ancillary jobs that are supported by the pipeline construction!

Dave Fair
Reply to  UNGN
January 29, 2021 9:21 am

How many jobs were destroyed by that misallocation of resources?

ResourceGuy
January 29, 2021 9:05 am

This is one way to kill off the postal service, but then alternatively they might have two of everything for vehicle types and will expand the parking lots with union construction workers—-all counted as new green union jobs of course.

ResourceGuy
January 29, 2021 9:52 am

We’re going to need group living quarters for all those workers displaced in this next great policy leap over the cliff. Maybe China has extra bed space in its re-education dorms in western China.

ResourceGuy
January 29, 2021 10:51 am

Is it just me or is he starting to look like toothy and kooky Jimmy Carter?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  ResourceGuy
January 29, 2021 4:55 pm

It’s worse than that. Carter was not a crook. He just wasn’t very good at governing. Biden *is* a crook, and he also is not good at governing.

stinkerp
January 29, 2021 11:04 am

Please explain how a politician who has worked in the public sector his whole life and has never “created” a job suddenly can conjure up jobs for people? Joe’s a job expert all of a sudden?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  stinkerp
January 29, 2021 5:01 pm

All Democrats are job experts. “Just throw money at it”, is their method for creating jobs.

Walter Sobchak
January 29, 2021 12:02 pm

The problem is that the new green jobs building wind mills and solar panels are all in China.

Andy Pattullo
January 29, 2021 1:43 pm

“clean energy” jobs will replace those that “might be sacrificed.”

Sure and this “clean” energy jobs will be built using what source of energy? The steal, concrete, plastics, batteries, grid infrastructure, building renovations, and back-up generators for dark windless hours will be created using unicorn farts, good intentions, Easter eggs and IOU’s from Santa Claus.

Kpar
January 29, 2021 3:03 pm

I am sure that the ChiComJoe admin will create these new “green” jobs (a three letter word, if I recall correctly) right about the time that the world will end due to rising sea levels and… well, other stuff.

dave
January 29, 2021 3:22 pm

Very few politicians really care about the interior of the United States. All most of them care about are the left and right coasts, where the votes are. Why would they care about thousands of jobs lost in the Empty Quarter?

Russ R.
January 29, 2021 10:36 pm

Killing the opportunities available to the public is NOT the role of the federal government. Stop killing jobs. You don’t destroy the livelihood of families and then say you will create some “shovel-ready” job at some point in the future. That is not the function of the federal government. Read the Declaration of Independence:

 “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

You are destructive to our unalienable Rights when you destroy someones Right to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. The Government is instituted to SECURE these Rights not trample them.

Keitho
Editor
February 1, 2021 1:44 am

It seems that there will be no additional energy generated, no additional vehicles built, no real increase in economic activity at all beyond replacing one kind of thing with another. Yet we are to accept that this will result in millions of new “green” jobs.

When did it become a good thing to significantly reduce productivity in return for jobs?

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