Why is Obama so proud of his "green energy" program? Why does it cost taxpayers $2 million per job created?

President Barack Obama on Thursday toured a vehicle battery plant in Michigan, touting his administration’s focus on green technology and jobs, at a corporation where federal money authorized by the economic stimulus law that Obama signed at the beginning of his presidency had created "green" jobs at a cost of about $2 million in federal subsidies per job.

Obama told the employees of Johnson Controls Inc., in Holland, Mich., gathered at the factory that they represented how America can come out of a recession by making products that can be sold around the world

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  • 9 years ago
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    He is a fool headed leftist who doesn't know anything about job creation, the economy or much else...all he knows is how to reward his union buddies with your money.

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  • 9 years ago

    Because he has no accomplishments he can tout to the public, this is really a failure too as there are no recharging stations, the cars are not practical, it will increase the cost of electricity, which will require more coal, the batteries are made from lead, which requires more smelters, and it is bad for the environment

    Source(s): Paul Grass, PhD Verminology Level 7 YA user/if in doubt check the level out May God bless you ,the USA and may God keep us safe from the progressive axis of evil;0bama,Pelosi & Reid
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  • Sounds about right. Here in NY State, the government is paying connected contractors to build windmills that cost 10 times what they generate in electricity. All withing 10 miles of Niagara Falls. No Political favors in those deals.

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  • 9 years ago

    Not only does it cost a lot but it was already proven to be a failure in Spain where they lost 2.2 jobs for every green job created and now they have 25% unemployment but Obama is still pushing it on us even though he knows we will lose more jobs because of it.

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  • Lance
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    9 years ago

    How come the republicans don't care about the environment or creating jobs. As Mitch McConnell said, " Lets destroy Obama and the economy to make Bush look good."

    Source(s): Mitch McConnell on Fox News
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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    CNS 'news' is lying to you.

    The grant money was to be used for this purpose, yes, but they have not used all of the grant money, nor is the project even half way finished. They are expected to hire many more people as needed for the job. http://www.recovery.gov/Transparency/RecipientRepo...

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  • 9 years ago

    I don't care if it costs $10 million to create a job. We need green power.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    In the mind of Obama the only legitimate job is a government job....

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  • teagan
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    9 years ago

    The definition of a sociopath.

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Obama is acting like a share cropper who won the lottery.

    He has no idea how to manage money.

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