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June 13, 2011

Mitt Romney Goes After Obama On Jobs

Great idea...Obama has thrown American jobs under the bus.

A little long but that's a nit.

But don't worry you bumps, Green Jobs are coming. No wait, they aren't.

Nearly three years into Obama's presidency, the White House can't point to much solid evidence that significant numbers of Americans are scoring the green jobs the president has been touting.

Monthly Labor Department employment reports say nothing about the new clean energy workforce, while an effort to document how many Americans actually make a living in the "green collar" field may not be done by November 2012.

Obama's Council of Economic Advisers suggests 225,000 clean energy jobs were either created or preserved through the third quarter of 2010 thanks to more than $80 billion in the economic stimulus package. But those are estimates at best.

...The White House figures 825,000 Americans should be building electric car batteries, retrofitting homes or doing other green collar work by the end of 2012. But that too is an extrapolation.

"It's certainly a good thing if those numbers are believable," said Jerry Webman, chief economist at the Oppenheimer Funds. "But they're not a large enough number for the nation or Obama's job creation problem."

So the "green jobs" numbers are A-Made up, B-Massively underwritten by public money and C-Even if real not big enough to make a difference.

Obama '12: That's Not a Bus Rolling Over You, It's a Complimentary Back Massage!



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