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DId you know 80% of ‘Green Jobs’ from Obama's Stimulus Money is Going Overseas

"Someone" on this group has spoke of Green Energy Producing Jobs in the US..

ABC:New Wind Farms in the U.S. Do NOT Bring Jobs
Despite all the talk of green jobs, the overwhelming majority of stimulus money spent on wind power has gone to FOREIGN companies.

Is this how you want your tax, your children's tax money spent?

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Asked by grlygrlz2 at 12:02 PM on Feb. 12, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Nearly $2 billion in money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has been spent on wind power, funding the creation of enough new wind farms to power 2.4 million homes over the past year.

     But the study found that nearly 80 percent of that money has gone to foreign manufacturers of wind turbines


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:03 PM on Feb. 12, 2010

  • "According to our estimates, about 6,000 jobs have been created overseas, and maybe a couple hundred have been created in the U.S."


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:05 PM on Feb. 12, 2010

  • You my dear, need to go into politics if you want to change things.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:06 PM on Feb. 12, 2010

  • an American partner on the project, said it would create some American jobs. "Our estimation," he said, "is that we are going to have on the order of 300 construction jobs just within the fence of the project."

    But that's in addition to 2,000 manufacturing jobs -- many of them in China.

    Lauren Reynolds, a reporter at ABC's San Diego affiliate 10 News, paid a visit to the vacant office of A-power


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:07 PM on Feb. 12, 2010

  • read more about how wind energy companies in San Diego are forced to spend their federal stimulus dollars abroad, go to today's San Diego Tribune and the Watch Dog Institute's Web page.



    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:09 PM on Feb. 12, 2010

  • So, about those green jobs...want to know who is benefitting from them? Hint: It's NOT Americans!
    23 answers Politics & Current Events.
    Asked at 7:26 AM on Feb. 10, 2010 by:

    Same question-great info-

    Answer by Sisteract at 12:15 PM on Feb. 12, 2010

  • jaw dropthats all I have right now UNREAL


    Answer by tnmomofive at 12:16 PM on Feb. 12, 2010

  • Just one more way in which O's wonderful stimulous is HELPING Americans. (Where is the sarc font when you need it??)

    But, pretty much what any rational person expected from the porkulous bill. Not doing a blinking thing to help Americans. Line the pockets of his supporters, yes. Help the people, no no no no no no no.

    Answer by 29again at 12:24 PM on Feb. 12, 2010

  • Thanks sisteract.. My bad....Didn't even see that question... This was to redirect a certain 'someone' who just this morning was touting that green energy/development creates jobs...

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:24 PM on Feb. 12, 2010

  • The Union Tribune link doesn't work, but the KGTV one does. (Apropos of nothing, nice to see the anchor...I used to work with him.)

    You're correct, this is WRONG.

    Answer by gdiamante at 12:33 PM on Feb. 12, 2010

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