A Fascinating Report from the Government Accountability Office

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    A Fascinating Report from the Government Accountability Office: The bureaucracy’s analysis of green jobs leaves a lot to be desired.

    This is madness!
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    So you're saying that the money in a training program was spent for training?
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    I think he is saying that hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars were spent on training for "green jobs" that weren't green.

    Next the administration will be counting golf course and lawn maintenance jobs as "green jobs".
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    Let me put it this way. How many permanent private sector jobs were created with the trillion dollars Obama absconded with?
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    neither of the last two comments have absolutely anything to do with the issue raised in OP. the original complaint is that 84 percent of a training fund was spent on training.
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    It's a pattern, so it's related.
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    This problem is that 84% of the money was spend on jobs that do not produce a product that people want, in other words, they consume wealth rather than create wealth.
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    And that's the pattern of Obama's government waste of the taxpayers wealth and money... on the premise of creating self-sustaining, high-paying, renewable energy, green jobs... he wastes other people's money on shams, and he never delivers on what he says he's going to do.. He's a Con-man.
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    It doesn't appear that the purpose of the program was simply to pay the payroll for companies. It was a training program. You may object to it being a training program, but don't act like you've stumbled on some outrage because a training program spent its money on training.
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    You need to go back and read the article. You'll be shocked at what you glean.

    I wrote about this very subject on another thread.
    ^^^ Not so "green" is it? ^^^
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    OK, so the guy thinks green energy is a bad idea.
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    And read this, River. Green jobs are a semantics trick used to scam the public at large out of huge amounts of wealth.

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    I'm sure there are lots of inconsistencies in every labeling system. So what does that mean, we shouldn't even try to move toward a more sustainable world and economy?
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    No he thinks it's a misnomer, and not many of these green jobs are really "green." In many cases not at all. If you sweep the floor of a building that has an energy rating that puts it in a green category then that sweeper has a "green" job... scam.
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    see my response above.
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    Some green tech is great, if it makes a profit on it's own without the government having to kill the competition just to make it feasible through government coercion and mandates purposely designed to make artificial inflation run rampant throughout the United States and the world... no.

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