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The Stimulus Money… We Found the Jobs

Posted by courage On November - 16 - 2009


From the Washington Times:

Of the $1 billion in clean-energy stimulus money spent since the beginning of September, $850 million has gone to foreign wind companies. It doesn’t take a bunch of experts at a hastily planned “jobs summit” to discover this isn’t the way to bolster employment in America.

Geez.. 75% of the money went to foreign companies.

Indeed, the 11 U.S. wind farms that received stimulus money from the Treasury have imported 695 of the 982 wind turbines to be installed, creating 4,500 jobs overseas. That’s far more overseas work than the stimulus money has created in the United States.

Ah the global poser-in-chief has a plan.. use US tax payer dollars to fund and create jobs overseas, doesn’t this make you feel warm and fuzzy?

Unions Want Another Stimulus Package

Posted by courage On August - 30 - 2009

The summer IAM (International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, AFL-CIO) Journal featured a 9-page cover story entitled “JOBS NOW!”  Looking at this statement, how can anyone disagree?  No one could argue that having a job is a bad thing; it allows an individual the opportunity to make choices in life.  The disturbing aspect of this particular issue of the IAM is the union’s advocacy of a second stimulus package.

When I first read this issue of the IAM journal, I felt at a basic gut level that something was not right.  There has to be some intricate piece of the puzzle, I am missing.  Through the years I could not remember the union (whether the IAM or TCU or its lowest common denominator BRAC) taking such a forefront advocacy position on this gigantic of new legislation.  The union’s promotion of a second stimulus package was re-enforced with tear-out postcards addressed to the “friends” of Labor (sic) Senator Reid and Congresswoman Pelosi.

The more I shake my head at what is occurring in Washington with our elected officials, the more a tiny voice in me says, “follow the money.”

So down the rabbit hole.. guess what I found? Read the rest of this entry »