Nutty Obama: Expensive Impractical Green Energy Jobs Are the "Jobs of the Future"

In his weekly address Barack Obama told the country that green energy jobs are “the jobs of the future.”

The president continued to push his green agenda this week.

At least 7 oil rigs moved out of the Gulf area to other parts of the world since President Obama initiated his oil moratorium last year. Obama’s energy plan includes blocking domestic drilling here at home.

According to international studies subsidizing renewable energy in the U.S. may destroy two jobs for every one created. A study by researchers at King Juan Carlos University in 2009 found that 2.2 jobs were destroyed for every green job manufactured through government mechanisms. Only one in ten of those green jobs will be permanent.

But facts don’t matter to our far left president. Not only has he killed tens of thousands of jobs in the energy sector he still insists that the expensive government dependent green sector will provide the “jobs of the future.”
Today he delivered his Weekly Address from another “green” company that received $62.8 million in stimulus cash.
The White House website reported:

Hi. I’m speaking with you today from the Allison Transmissions plant in Indianapolis, Indiana. I came here because this is a place where American workers are doing some big and impressive things.

The hybrid technology they manufacture here already powers nearly 4,000 buses all over the world – buses that have already saved 15 million gallons of fuel. Soon, they’ll expand this new technology to trucks as well. That means more vehicles using less oil, and that means jobs – more than 200 new workers at this plant alone.

That’s important because even as the economy is growing after one of the worst recessions in our history; even as we’ve added more than 2 million new private sector jobs over the past 14 months; I still meet and hear from Americans struggling to get out of their own personal recessions.

A lot of folks are still looking for work. And many folks who do have jobs are finding that their paychecks aren’t keeping up with the rising costs for everything from tuition to groceries to gas. In fact, in a lot of places across the country, like Indiana, gas is reaching all-time highs.

So although our economy hasn’t been the focus of the news this week, not a day that goes by that I’m not focused on your jobs, your hopes and your dreams. And that’s why I came here to Allison Transmissions.

The clean energy jobs at this plant are the jobs of the future – jobs that pay well right here in America. And in the years ahead, it’s clean energy companies like this one that will keep our economy growing, create new jobs, and make sure America remains the most prosperous nation in the world.

Allison Transmissions is also part of the ultimate solution to high gas prices. We know there are no quick fixes to this problem. In the short term, we’re doing everything we can to boost safe and responsible oil production here at home – in fact, last year, American oil production reached its highest level since 2003.

What lunacy.

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  • usamopatriot

    Lying sack of excrement.

  • Freeway

    Want to bring down the price of oil…. Our president should tell those oil countries, we are goin to drill in our own area. then watch prices fall..but we know thats not goin to happen…

  • kansas

    We should be excited that sometime in the next 100 years there might be a few green energy jobs. You know I’m glad bin Laden is dead and all, but this really shouldn’t give Odumbo any credibility on anything other than not getting in the way of the military, too much that is. Apparently his dithering didn’t matter. But if it had, we wouldn’t have been told about it. I hate this propaganda.

  • Freddy

    We are one major incident, in an oil exporting country, away from hearing the final presidential ending proclamation!

    “… turn down your thermostats, turn off your lights, and put on a sweater …” – J Carter

  • shibumi

    What is that saying? Stupidity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results?

    Look at Spain and their green jobs. End of story.

    Obama is intent on destroying this country. That’s the only logical conclusion.

  • chris

    DumBHO doesn’t understand that there are over 20 million of us who need a Job of the Present

  • aeroguy48

    So if gooberment subsidies of the grennies goes away where will be those jobs??

  • bg


    GREEN about covers everything as far the NWO goes anyways..

    [please scroll up/down & click on connecting links for more info, thanks]

    oh yeah, and to all who have been keeping an eye on the UNACORN vs
    the butterflies, this may ring so many bells, it may result in Tinnitus.. /s/


  • ∅butthead

    Winning th Future Translation: Funemploment for Life!

  • gus

    There is no such thing as a green job. The FREE MARKET will decide what advances are achieved and which ones aren’t. Government has NO PLACE in this. NONE.


    The commie moo slum is doing exactly what he intended to do from day 1…destroy AMERICA from the inside out…when is AMERICA and the world going to wake up and deport all slimy moo slums back to where they came from…they do not want to be part of any culture but their own ways and views…

  • retire05

    Let’s see, it is estimated that since Obama initiated his “off” shore moratorium my state of Texas has losty 25,000 jobs. The moratorium makes about as much sense as ending all highway traffic due to one accident or ruling that no big rig trucks can travel if one of them is involved in an accident.

    How many off shore rigs are in the Gulf operating quite safely? And when Obama’s dimwitted administration did grant one permit, who did they give it to? BP. BP has the worst safety history in the industry (check out the deaths at the BP plant in Texas City, not once but twice) yet this administration grants THEM a permit against American companies with perfect safety records.

    Now, again the Obama administration is blocking Texas from what we do best, provide the nation with oil, all due to their concern over a damn lizard. But have no fear, the lizard is in good beaks, since it is a favorite food of that wiley roadrunner.

    Spain is suffering because it wanted to go “green”. We are well on our way to becoming Spain, or maybe even Greece, if this administration is not stopped in its tracks. And while the idiot in the Oval Office decries the oil subsidities of $4 billion, not one word about how much we subsidize corn ethanol.

    So while I am all for allowing the free market to develope new forms of energy, I would like to ask Obama how much he thinks it will cost to charge up an electric car, what are we to do about the cost of new batteries for the thing and where do we dispose of the old batteries? And how the hell do I get a round bale into the back of a Prius?

  • ∅butthead

    Potemkin Green Manufacturing Plants™ coming soon!

  • mcc

    I’ll bet Barry was more impressed by this — the Commies – with a capital “C” – are out in the open now:

    A May Day rally in Los Angeles. Amazing pics, ending with old video of BO. (I couldn’t access the “Ringo” link for even more).

    “Smash Capitalism” is a slogan the SEIU apparently endorses — or at least doesn’t mind marching behind.

    In case you think the SEIU is some peripheral out-of-the-mainstream organization:

    The SEIU devoted $28 million to Obama’s campaign, making the SEIU “the organization that spent the most to help Barack Obama get elected president.” Furthermore, who is Obama’s favorite White House guest and one of his closest confidants?

    The individual who has visited the Obama White House the most: SEIU President Andy Stern, who has visited 53 times.

    Obama is closely linked with the SEIU.
    The SEIU is closely linked with communists.
    You do the math.

  • sandy

    Lying to get elected!

  • sandy

    The only green in the job market are the green backs you receive for working.

  • gus

    Andy Stern was just a guy in the neighborhood.

  • Joanne

    Obama subsidizes Brazilian oil development and recovery and makes George Soros even richer, but even allow the U.S. to drill for oil is a no-no. Why did Obama subsizide another country’s ability to drill oil and say he would purchase the Brazilian oil if he truly believes green energy is the energy of the future. The guy is an absolute liar, and one day, America is going to find itself at a standstill – no way to move food and no way to protect herself.

  • bg


    #1AMERICAN #11

    what do all Muslims have to do with it??

    we have ample homegrown IslaMarxists right here in the US of A.. the
    fundamental changes that have been & still are being implemented via
    Obama the “transitioner” were not imported, they are plans that have
    been & are slowly but surely being brought to fruition via the ELITISTS
    behind the teleprompter screen who are pulling his strings..


  • gus

    MCC!!! Who was Odimwits GREEN JOBS CZAR?? I am doing the MATH my friend.