Obama’s Green Jobs Agenda. You decide.

In 2009, President Obama promised with great confidence that he would reinvigorate the economy by using $90 billion in stimulus funding to create millions of good-paying renewable energy jobs.  So how are things going?  You decide.

President Obama’s Green Jobs Czar, Van Jones:

“I met all these young radical people of color – I mean really radical, communists and anarchists. And it was, like, ‘This is what I need to be a part of… I spent the next ten years of my life working with a lot of those people I met in jail, trying to be a revolutionary…I was a rowdy nationalist on April 28th, and then the verdicts came down on April 29th..By August, I was a communist.”    

(each of the following is a link to its referenced article.) 

3.1 million new green jobs???  https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZY47ux60S5g

Definition of green jobs by Bureau of Labor Statistics:  http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/ggqcew.pdf

Forget Bain – Obama’s public-equity record is the real scandal  http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/forget-bain-obamas-public-equity-record-is-the-real-scandal/2012/05/24/gJQAXnXCnU_story.html

Governors’ Biofuels Coalition: Obama failed to deliver on his green jobs promises  http://www.governorsbiofuelscoalition.org/?p=2301

Wind industry has lost 10,000 jobs under Obama  http://nation.foxnews.com/wind-energy/2012/04/17/wind-industry-has-lost-10000-jobs-under-obama

America’s largest solar panel manufacturer lays off 2,000

Reuters: Obama’s green jobs program a failure http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/13/us-usa-campaign-green-idUSBRE83C08D20120413

$535 million in federal loan guarantees not enough to save SOLYNDRA, solar panel maker files for bankruptcy  http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2011/09/06/06greenwire-solyndra-bankruptcy-reveals-dark-clouds-in-sol-45598.html?pagewanted=all

Solyndra a full-blown green energy scandal http://content.usatoday.com/communities/driveon/post/2012/04/fisker-on-ropes-delaware-plant-absolutely-empty/1#.T9Y0N7DzgQp

FBI raids government-backed solar power company hailed by Obama http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/sep/8/fbi-raids-solar-panel-company-hailed-by-obama/?page=all

House Energy committee faults DOE, White House for ignoring Solyndra red flags in rush to dole out stimulus money

Big-name Solyndra investors who backed Obama first in line to recoup losses http://swampland.time.com/2011/09/03/big-name-investors-to-recoup-losses-before-taxpayers-in-obamas-failed-green-tech-bet/

Politically-connected wind farm developers stand to reap huge profits from $1.6 billion federally-backed loan and $490 million federal cash grant

Green energy cronyism: Democrat donors prosper from Obama’s aggressive renewable energy initiatives

Obama DOE gave $197 million loan guarantee to shaky solar company that uses same unproven technology as bankrupt Solyndra

Obama DOD mandates Navy to purchase green energy biofuel costing 9 times more than standard JP-5 jet fuel   http://hotair.com/archives/2011/12/11/navy-buys-biofuel-for-16-a-gallon/

Obama administration subsidizes low-selling Chevy Volt with $3 billion in loans, grants, rebates & tax giveaways  http://www.forbes.com/sites/larrybell/2012/02/16/you-thought-solyndra-was-bad-theres-more-on-the-way/2/

Taxpayers left holding bag: Nevada Geothermal set to go bust after $98.5 million federally-backed loan  http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2011/10/another-98-5-million-down-the-drain-nevada-geothermal-about-to-go-bust-after-hefty-obama-loan/

ABC News investigation: Government-backed energy firm pays six-figure bonuses to top executives shortly before going bust

Green energy scandal rocks White House: Member of Obama’s job council directs $2 billion to his own solar energy company

Five bankrupt green energy companies had junk bond rating prior to receiving Obama DOE loan guarantees  http://junkscience.com/2012/03/02/ibd-obamas-green-energy-failures-continue-to-abound/

Politically-connected renewable energy company uses federal funds to buy solar panels … from itself   http://blogs.investors.com/capitalhill/index.php/home/35-politicsinvesting/7056-us-pays-first-solar-to-buy-own-panels

Stimulus-backed Abound Solar company in Colorado touted by Obama in his weekly radio address lays off 70% of workforce

Obama fundraising bundler’s green energy portfolio received $600 million in federal loan guarantees  http://news.investors.com/article/601508/201202161851/obama-green-energy-scandal-grows-deeper.htm

Europe scales back green energy subsidies as rash of hi-profile collapses hit continent’s solar power industry  http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120406/european-union-EU-green-energy

Prior to bankruptcy, federally-backed Beacon Power paid three top execs who supported Obama in ‘08 more than a quarter million dollars in bonuses  http://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/2012/03/20/issa-report-uncovers-fraud-in-doe-loans/

Investor’s Business Daily: Obama’s green energy investments continue to fail http://news.investors.com/article/599948/201202021852/obama-green-energy-investments-arent-paying-off.htm

Obama administration won’t reveal how many more government-backed energy companies are on the ropes  http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/green-firms-fed-cash-give-execs-bonuses-fail/story?id=15851653

Taxpayers in Minnesota stuck paying for wind energy they can’t use or sell because of DOE energy mandates   http://www.theblaze.com/stories/minnesota-taxpayers-stuck-paying-for-wind-they-cant-use-or-sell/

Electric car maker Fisker Automotive got $529 million taxpayer assistance, is now laying off workers  http://scaredmonkeys.com/2012/02/07/obama-green-energy-failure-fisker-automotive-received-more-than-half-billion-dollars-in-federal-loans-laying-off-workers-at-their-delaware-california-plants/

USA Today: Is Electric Car Maker Fisker on ropes? Delaware plant “absolutely empty”    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/driveon/post/2012/04/fisker-on-ropes-delaware-plant-absolutely-empty/1#.T9ZERrDzgQp

Lithium-ion battery firm lands $118 million federal grant, then paid $450,000 bonus to CEO prior to declaring bankruptcy   http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/green-firms-fed-cash-give-execs-bonuses-fail/story?id=15851653#.T9ZEkLDzgQo

Solar Trust, Inc. goes insolvent within a year of getting conditional $2.1 billion federal loan guarantee   http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/solar-company-bankrupt-despite-win-win-doe-loan/459621

FLASHBACK: Obama touts Spain as shining example of green energy success [VIDEO]  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3UebL-x-sw&feature=player_embedded#!

Madrid university report: Spain lost 2.2 jobs in overall economy for every one (1) green job created    http://www.juandemariana.org/pdf/090327-employment-public-aid-renewable.pdf

FASTFORWARD: Spain announces halts to all new green energy projects  http://thedaleygator.wordpress.com/2012/04/07/fail-obamas-favorite-green-energy-success-story-spain-halts-all-new-renewable-energy-projects-video/

Who’s at fault for U.S. green jobs failure? Obama blames Europe   http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/obama-blames-europe-his-green-jobs-failure

Despite 3 ½ years of negligible renewable energy success, Obama doubles down on green spending   http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/obama-doubles-down-green-energy-loans-again/326166

The problem with solar panels: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/738098

All Americans should be proud that their country had the courage to elect its first black president, but President Obama’s green energy initiative will go down as one of the most costly boondoggles in U. S. history.

About budbromley

Bud is a retired life sciences executive. Bud's entrepreneurial leadership exceeded three decades. He was the senior business development, marketing and sales executive at four public corporations, each company a supplier of analytical and life sciences instrumentation, software, consumables and service. Prior to those positions, his 19 year career in Hewlett-Packard Company's Analytical Products Group included worldwide sales and marketing responsibility for Bioscience Products, Global Accounts and the International Olympic Committee, as well as international management assignments based in Japan and Latin America. Bud has visited and worked in more than 65 countries and lived and worked in 3 countries.
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