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.