Most "Green" Stimulus Jobs Go Overseas

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Post Wed. Feb. 10, 2010 12:14 am

http://abcnews.go.com/WN/wind-power-equal-job-pow ... id=9759949

Despite all the talk of green jobs, the overwhelming majority of stimulus money spent on wind power has gone to foreign companies, according to a new report by the Investigative Reporting Workshop at the American University's School of Communication in Washington, D.C.

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."
China must be laughing their asses off, right now they are trying to figure how out how much they squeeze out of the American public for solar panels built using energy from coal.
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Post Wed. Feb. 10, 2010 12:32 am


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Post Wed. Feb. 10, 2010 5:44 am

Our government is so incompetent it makes my blood boil! :mad3: It is like a game.....how many ways can we screw the tax-payer and the working man! :sick: :bang: :taz: :blowup:
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Post Wed. Feb. 10, 2010 7:42 am

I saw that report also & its a sad fact but you also have to come to the realization that China with its form of Gov. builds plants & places people to run them. Any one wanting to start up a business has to jump thru all kinds of hoops just to present plans to a local Gov. get all kinds of studies done have costly permits not to mention pay-offs & then try to get financeing from banks that aren`t lending so why take the risk.
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Post Wed. Feb. 10, 2010 8:20 am

cokehead wrote:Our government is so incompetent it makes my blood boil! :mad3: It is like a game.....how many ways can we screw the tax-payer and the working man! :sick: :bang: :taz: :blowup:
Quite a few ways......:
This might be funny if it weren't so darned true.
Be sure to read all the way to the end:

Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table
At which he's fed.

Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes
Are the rule.

Tax his work,
Tax his pay,
He works for peanuts
Anyway!
Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.
Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.

Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he
Tries to think.

Tax his cigars,
Tax his beers,
If he cries
Tax his tears.

Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways
To tax his a*#.

Tax all he has
Then let him know
That you won't be done
Till he has no dough.

When he screams and hollers;
Then tax him some more,
Tax him till
He's good and sore.
Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in
Which he's laid.

Put these words
Upon his tomb,
Taxes drove me
to my doom...'

When he's gone,
Do not relax,
Its time to apply
The inheritance tax.

Can you name all the types of taxes????
Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Excise Taxes
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Personal Property Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service Charge Tax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Sales Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Utility Taxes
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax

STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?Not one of these taxes existed 109 years ago, and our nation was the mostprosperous in the world. We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.
What in the heck happened? Can you spell 'politicians?'
And now I have to 'press 1' for English!?
Last edited by Poconoeagle on Wed. Feb. 10, 2010 11:14 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Post Wed. Feb. 10, 2010 11:07 am

Poconoeagle wrote: Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes

STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago,
http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/money/industries/t ... -tax_x.htm
Nothing is impossible for people who don't have to do it themselves.

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Post Wed. Feb. 10, 2010 11:15 am

phew!!! fixed it !!! :D :lol: 8-)

crazy taxes!!!
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