Here's Your Green Jobs

Remember how the Stimulus was supposed to have all these “shovel ready jobs”? Remember how it was supposed to create “green jobs”?

You may be wondering, where are they? Well, if you’re looking in the US, you’re looking in the wrong place.

Nearly $2 billion in money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has been spent on wind power, funding the creation of enough new wind farms to power 2.4 million homes over the past year. But the study found that nearly 80 percent of that money has gone to foreign manufacturers of wind turbines.

So Where Are the Jobs?

“Most of the jobs are going overseas,” said Russ Choma at the Investigative Reporting Workshop. He analyzed which foreign firms had accepted the most stimulus money. “According to our estimates, about 6,000 jobs have been created overseas, and maybe a couple hundred have been created in the U.S.”

Your tax dollars at work, making sure Chinese people are well employed. Hope! Change! Just not for Americans.

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