Environmentalism is CRAP

Green jobs no longer golden in stimulus – Washington Times

Okay, I say this understanding that we have a responsibility to manage natural resources and not abuse or waste things. However after years of repeated hysteria over catastrophic disasters (Himalayan glaciers gone in 10 years! Polar bears are drowning! Oil spill destroys the Gulf!) the green movement is totally void of legitimacy.

Today when I encounter a green product in the stores I IMMEDIATELY look for something else. Green products are essentially more expensive lower quality compromises. CFL light bulbs are crap – that’s why people are hoarding normal incandescent bulbs.

Then to find out Obama himself realizes investment in green jobs means boosting China’s economy is final confirmation of what I’ve suspected for so long… environmentalism is CRAP.

Only about $20 billion of the allotted funds have been spent – the slowest disbursement rate for any category of stimulus spending. Private analysts are skeptical of White House estimates that the green funding created 190,700 jobs.

The Department of Energy estimated that 82,000 jobs have been created and has acknowledged that as much as 80 percent of some green programs, including $2.3 billion of manufacturing tax credits, went to foreign firms that employed workers primarily in countries includingChinaSouth Korea and Spain, rather than in the United States.

Peter Morici, a business professor at the University of Maryland, said much of the green stimulus funding was “squandered.”

“Large grants to build green buildings don’t generate many new jobs, except for a few architects,” he said. “Subsidies for windmills and solar panels created lots of jobs in China,” but few at home.

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