March 30, 2012

Latest PJ Media Column (‘The Green Jobs Boondoggle’) Is Up

Filed under: Economy,Environment,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 8:16 am

MoneyDownTheToiletIt’s here.

It will go up here at BizzyBlog on Sunday (link won’t work until then) after the blackout expires.

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The column includes this paragraph relating to President Obama’s oil company-bashing speech at the Rose Garden yesterday:

Thursday, President Obama, in bashing “subsidies” to oil companies which mostly represent legitimate deductions for money actually spent, insisted that the nation should “double-down on investments in clean energy technologies that have never been more promising.” They’ve learned nothing.

White House wordsmiths — the same people who suddenly decided that the formerly reviled term “ObamaCare” is now great to use to describe the statist health care law formally (and now apparently formerly) known as the Affordable Care Act (which really has to do with the fact that the Congressional Budget Office has shown that it’s definitely not affordable) — made sure that the word “green” did not appear in the President’s teleprompter. Check for yourself.

There is an alternative take to my evaluation that “They’ve learned nothing,” which is: They’ve learned, and they don’t care, because it isn’t about generating green energy. If some green energy comes out of all of this, that’s fine, but that’s not the top priority. The top priority is slowing down and stopping the production of fossil-fuel based energy.

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