Gangrene Energy: A Real Jobs Killer
Oozing like a tumescent pustule without any sign of slowing is the gangrene energy scam. Metastasizing as swiftly as the black plague, we are already bleeding billions of dollars in red ink, and the activation of an electoral prothrombin to coagulate our open wounds has been late forthcoming.
The result of the American government’s green gimmickry has been infectious; as the body politic’s natural immunodefense of the tea party is busy fighting off hordes of leftwing parasites. There’s a diagnosis for this terminal illness:
Necrotizing fasciitis (n.)
1. A medical condition caused by flesh-eating bacteria that live under the skin and is potentially toxic to the host.
2. The spreading death in an economy caused by the government attempting to create “green jobs.” See eco-fasciitis.
But maybe I’ve just been watching too much House. I’m not a doctor and I don’t play one on TV. Let’s diagnose this thing a little more plainly.
The leftists are stubbornly pursuing their eco-fascist green energy plan to the end. Therefore, we can seldom, if ever, get the lying freaks to admit failure.
To quote McManus from The Usual Suspects, “Fuck ’em.”
We’re just going to have to kick the hell out of the lefties politically and prevent them from ascending to such mind-boggling influence again. This will take some practical points to show the moderates that conservatives’ beef with the ecotards is not just ideological, it’s practical.
To begin with, the United States is not the first country to try this green bullshit. Spain, for example, confessed that, “Every ‘green job’ created with government money in Spain over the last eight years came at the cost of 2.2 regular jobs, and only one in 10 of the newly created green jobs became a permanent job.”
Stunning, huh? Not really, given that more broadly in our own country a government job eats up about twice as much cash as a nominally equivalent job in the private sector costs its company. So a green job is only slightly more of a scam than a typical government job. And if you think I’m mixing Spanish and California grapes, don’t send back the Rioja Grigiot just yet.
Back from the darkening continent of the PIIGS, replete with curly-Q lightbulbs for their tails, we have our own energy issues caused by our own merry band of economic miscreants. The green jobs mess has been so disastrous even the NY Times has temporarily woken up from its left-wing coma to recognize the cold truth.
The latest and most famous environmentalist debacle is Solyndra, a solar energy company bankrolled by Obama’s stimulus for no other discernible reason than partisan pandering to one of the Democrats’ electoral clients. Now the company is belly up, the taxpayers are out $528 million, and all 1100 of its employees are back to Mother Earth. (For those of you counting, that’s an average of $480,000 each to build solar panels no one wants and no one can afford.)
But that’s just one company, and that’s just California. We also have Seattle, another hippie haven serving up a steaming cup of Crappachino with extra foam. A weatherization scheme “to create ‘2,000 living-wage jobs in Seattle and retrofit… 2,000 homes in poorer neighborhoods” led to the year-later realization that “only three homes had been retrofitted and just 14 new jobs have emerged from the program.” The cost of that job-sprouting program? A cool $20 million.
And wait…there’s more! According to FauxNews, other stimulus-receiving green companies took a stagedive after grabbing a taxpayer-funded stash:
Evergreen Solar Inc., reportedly received $5.3 million of stimulus cash through a state grant to install 11,000 photovoltaic panels installed at 11 colleges and universities, a recycling facility and an education center in Massachusetts.
Now you see why the UN wants $76 trillion so a couple thousand greenocrats can try to turn down the earth’s temperature 1 degree celsius. (Not that it’s their actual reason, just their justification.)
So what has been Obama’s reaction to the evergrowing list of green jobs failures? Apparently, to wrap his ears over his eyes.
Just last month, prior to Omnipresident Obama’s groaner of a jobs speech, the Senate’s resident somnambulist Harry Reid hinted that green jobs, or more accurately, green jobs funding would be in the upcoming “bill” (which nowadays should just be referred to as a “tab”).
So America is broke as a joke, and what’s the Democrats’ big idea? To weatherize homes. Called by some as “cash for caulkers,” it would attempt to insulate Obama from a massive electoral backlash in November by boosting the economy from a flatline to a single P wave blip.
And how does Obama and the Dems plan to pay for it? Go begging on our hands and knees to the Red Chinese. To adapt a line from Jonah Goldberg, that’s like hitting up a loan shark to winterize your home.
But should we be surprised by an administration whose policies are clearly anti-energy in every regard? As NRO put it:
So the Obamaists don’t really care about real energy, only about slush-fund friendly imaginary energy. Meanwhile, the administration is harming the country as it seeks to replace industrial era technology with 16th century Dutch technology, like windmills and waterwheels.
Sedition? Subversion? You be the judge. It’s definitely corruption, if that descriptor makes you feel any more tolerant of it.