Have nothing to do with the [evil] things that people do, things that belong to the darkness. Instead, bring them out to the light... [For] when all things are brought out into the light, then their true nature is clearly revealed...

-Ephesians 5:11-13

Tag Archives: Green Jobs

Taxpayer-funded Battery Plant Closed Before Making a Single Battery

Testing lithium-ion batteries at Argonne

Testing lithium-ion batteries (Photo credit: Argonne National Laboratory)

Isn’t this amazing? The excessive hubris of government bureaucrats thinking – no, knowing – that they can provide products that people will buy continues to disprove the thesis.

Newsmax reported about the million construction jobs that have been lost during the reign of the Obama administration. But what happened in Holland, Michigan, is sufficient proof of this hubris:

Two years after a groundbreaking ceremony attended by President Obama, a Michigan plant built with $150 million in taxpayer funds to make batteries for hybrid vehicles is putting workers on furlough — before a single battery has been produced…

The plant — run by LG Chem, a South Korean company — was opened in July 2010 to make batteries for the Chevrolet Volt, a plug-in hybrid vehicle built by GM. But the car has seen sluggish sales, despite a $7,500 federal tax credit for each vehicle, and fewer than 25,000 Volts had been sold by September. Production of the car has been plagued by several plant shutdowns.

Well, not exactly. Production of the car has been plagued by

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Cooked Up Jobs Numbers Omit California

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, one o...

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, one of California’s most famous landmarks. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

John Ransom has an acerbic sense of humor and I thought you’d enjoy some tidbits from his rant on

The number of U.S. states reporting initial unemployment claims has dropped to a new low under Obama- and more importantly journalists have dropped to a new low as a result…

Only 49 of 50 states reported initial unemployment claims last week according to Labor Department economists. This has led to a predictable, yet wholly pathetic attempt by the media to say that unemployment claims have fallen to a new, four-year low even as it is suspected that the most populous state, California, didn’t report results.

The Washington Post accepted the initial report as fact, and delighted in the prospect that the economy was improving, just in time to

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Smackdown: Green Jobs vs. Real Jobs

English: Wind Turbine

The Wall Street Journal virtually called the Obama administration’s efforts to create “green” jobs a joke, decrying the President’s efforts to jump-start the economy with them as mere “conjuring” and suggesting instead that he drop his “ideological illusions” and face reality.

The reality is that no matter how much of other people’s money the President throws at the “clean” renewable alternative energy sector to force it to generate jobs, his efforts have been an abysmal failure. The name Solyndra is now synonymous with “loser” and the Washington Post reported last month that Obama’s green loan program of $38 billion has created just 3,500 jobs in two years instead of the 65,000 anticipated by the White House.

Instead, real jobs are being created in the real energy industry—in Pennsylvania, North Dakota, Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. In the first six months of this year,

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Evidence for Double Dip is Growing

Recession

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Establishment economists and other economic cheerleaders were disappointed to learn that, despite the government’s best efforts to revive the economy through Keynesian interventions and stimuli, the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) for the first quarter of 2011 was half the rate of growth in the last quarter of 2010.

As noted by the Wall Street Journal,

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Pawlenty: “I’m Running for President—Soon”

Tim Pawlenty speaking, Dec 29, 2007

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When former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty (pictured) was being interviewed on CNN last week, he was asked if he would accept the position as Donald Trump’s running mate for President, he responded: “I’m running for President. I’m not putting my hat in the ring rhetorically or ultimately for vice president so I’m focused on running for president. ” Host Piers Morgan jumped on his statement immediately:

Governor, unless I was mistaken you just said you were running for President. Can we take that as a formal announcement?

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