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Barack Obama: Clean energy will deliver the ‘jobs of the future’
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Posted on 05/07/2011 7:37:08 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Barack Obama: Clean energy will deliver the ‘jobs of the future’

By: MJ Lee May 7, 2011 09:22 AM EDT

For the third weekend in a row, President Barack Obama used his weekly address to the nation on Saturday to promote his energy agenda, calling clean energy jobs the “jobs of the future.”

Speaking from the Allison Transmission plant in Indianapolis, where he visited on Friday, Obama lauded the workers at the hybrid technology manufacturing company for doing “big and impressive things.”

“The clean energy jobs at this plant are the jobs of the future – jobs that pay well right here in America,” the president said. “And in the years ahead, it’s clean energy companies like this one that will keep our economy growing, create new jobs, and make sure America remains the most prosperous nation in the world.”

On Friday, Obama renewed his call for an end to tax subsidies for oil companies, saying profitable firms in the industry don’t need the extra $4 billion of tax benefits every year. “If you’re already paying them at the pump, we don’t need to pay them through the tax code,” the president said, echoing the topic of last week’s address. “Especially at a time when we’re scouring every part of the budget to try to figure out how we bring down our deficit and our debt.”

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Oh, okay........
1 posted on 05/07/2011 7:37:12 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

he is honestly delusional


2 posted on 05/07/2011 7:39:21 AM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: Sub-Driver

Didn’t I read somewhere that a number of these green-energy enterprises are going belly-up?

Another government boondoggle, paid for by our tax dollars. Obama is truly trying to destroy this country.


3 posted on 05/07/2011 7:40:30 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Sub-Driver

Another intangible. More BS — no substance. This guy is totally beatable in 2012.


4 posted on 05/07/2011 7:41:58 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Sub-Driver
This clown is like a broken record. He's been saying this same thing since he was inaugurated and his "green jobs" program hasn't generated anything but hot air and bovine manure.

It just boggles the mind that anyone could listen to him and believe what he is saying. It has to be willful ignorance; that's the only rational explanation for it.
5 posted on 05/07/2011 7:42:06 AM PDT by Sudetenland (TSA - Theatrical Security Affectation)
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To: Sub-Driver
If Barry doesn't fix the present he won't have a future.
6 posted on 05/07/2011 7:42:33 AM PDT by JPG (Zawahiri, you're next.)
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To: fatnotlazy

No one on the left has a clue how the real economy works.


7 posted on 05/07/2011 7:42:57 AM PDT by RDasher ("El Nino is climate, La Nina is weather")
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To: Sub-Driver

Geez....He’s a total a**.


8 posted on 05/07/2011 7:43:59 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sub-Driver

We can’t windmill our way out of this mess.


9 posted on 05/07/2011 7:46:46 AM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Atlas is shrugging at comments like this.


10 posted on 05/07/2011 7:46:47 AM PDT by JeanLM
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To: Sub-Driver

Guess we all need to move to China and the 3rd world countries to get one of these wonderful jobs...it’s where pollution is rampant!


11 posted on 05/07/2011 7:46:58 AM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Sacajaweau

Yeah, we will all be harvesting plants for bio fuel similar to what the Khamer Rouge did in Cambodia. To the fields you all as the great one flies over head onto his next vacation.


12 posted on 05/07/2011 7:46:58 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sheesh! I didn’t realize that we were “scouring every part of the budget” to see if we could find a way to bring down our debt??

Where in the heck was I when all this was going on??


13 posted on 05/07/2011 7:47:00 AM PDT by incredulous joe ("No road is too long with good company" Turkish Proverb)
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To: Sudetenland

He’s trying to fabricate companies out of nothing and under government control. It has never worked and never will. The USSR tried this and look what happened to them. They went broke.


14 posted on 05/07/2011 7:47:07 AM PDT by RC2
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To: Sub-Driver

He has uttered this nonsense over and over. WE don’t need “jobs of the future”, we need jobs now (in case has has chosen to, or failed to read the latest official job numbers (which understate the REAL unemployment numbers by a significant margin).


15 posted on 05/07/2011 7:47:53 AM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: Sub-Driver

The next big bubble to burst will be the green bubble.


16 posted on 05/07/2011 7:48:08 AM PDT by Trteamer ( (Eat Meat, Wear Fur, Own Guns, FReep Leftists, Drive an SUV, Drill A.N.W.R., Drill the Gulf, Vote)
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, I believe in the Second Coming also.

Thing is, only the Father knows the day and the hour.

Still, I’d bet that the Second Coming comes before “clean energy” becomes economically practical.


17 posted on 05/07/2011 7:48:20 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Sub-Driver

Well that just sounds hunky-dory. Clean energy jobs...I’m convinced this guy really knows what he’s talking about.

Everyone wants clean energy jobs (probably run by robots) To hell with our farms, our way of life as we know it and our freedoms to choose.

Let’s all rejoice in the Fascist Coming and those ‘clean energy jobs’ by golly.


18 posted on 05/07/2011 7:48:43 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO and the Fleebaggers.)
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To: JPG

Dirty energy would provide jobs for the present.


19 posted on 05/07/2011 7:50:01 AM PDT by csmusaret (Sarah says "Drill baby drill." Obama says "Drill in Brazil.")
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To: Sub-Driver
All of this is being done on purpose folks. It's the total re-figuration of how America works and lives. Barry wants to create a powerful special-interest group of upper-middle class elites who answer to him and the rest of the liberal elites while the rest of us remain barely above poverty.

I'm not confident in the Republicans aside from Palin and I know that this old dog isn't going to lie down for anyone. Things are going to come to a head real quick. I highly recommend that people who value their freedom and liberty begin making preparations.

20 posted on 05/07/2011 7:50:31 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2012)
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To: Sub-Driver

He only wasted one trillion dollars on this and now he wants another trillion or two so we can be energy independent.

This man is sick and getting sicker.

Kudos to Bob Grant.


21 posted on 05/07/2011 7:50:54 AM PDT by Carley (We will not tire. We will not falter. We will not fail. W, 9/20/01)
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To: Sub-Driver

Delusionally demented....defines liberalism as a “mental illness”....


22 posted on 05/07/2011 7:51:27 AM PDT by mo ("If you understand, no explanation is needed; if you do not, no explanation is possible")
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To: Sub-Driver
“The clean energy jobs at this plant are the jobs of the future – jobs that pay well right here in America,”

The last time I heard from him, he was encouraging Brazil to drill, emphasizing that we would be their "best customer".

Note to self: Pick up some Tums.

23 posted on 05/07/2011 7:52:06 AM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: M-cubed

he’s going after China next. /s


24 posted on 05/07/2011 7:52:24 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO and the Fleebaggers.)
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To: Sub-Driver
“If you’re already paying them at the pump, we don’t need to pay them through the tax code,”

Where do you even begin when someone is this stupid?

25 posted on 05/07/2011 7:52:59 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: RnMomof7

IMO, RATs are jumping off this sinking Liberal RAT ship. I would anticipate more and more leaks. Anyone agree?


26 posted on 05/07/2011 7:53:45 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: EagleUSA
This guy is totally beatable in 2012.

A couple of things working against that theory:

1. Republicans of recent have a penchant for picking read turds for candidates that couldn't win their way out of a wet paper sack (because they are limp-wristed RINOs who won't stand and stay put on principals- and far too many of the current "favorites" fall into that category).

2. Never underestimate the power of a stupid/ignorant/lazy electorate. Remember, 52%+ of voters (living and dead) voted for the Bummer we have in office today no matter how bad things are in the economy. They will fall for the same tired rhetoric and lies that they keep falling for (as well as the threats of loss of their juicy entitlements).

27 posted on 05/07/2011 7:56:04 AM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: Sub-Driver

You have to have lots of “jobs” in order for there to be much of a demand for energy in the first place.


28 posted on 05/07/2011 7:57:25 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Sub-Driver

The old saying goes, “When you are getting run out of town, try to get out front and make it look like a parade.” Obama has promoted his “clean energy jobs of the future” lie continuously hoping that we will begin to believe it. What the dummy is trying to hide is the fact that we need jobs now. Something that he has failed to stimulate even after tripling our deficit.

Drilling, coal mining, gas and oil pipelines, new and additional refining capacity, enhanced crude oil recovery from existing wells, restoration of deep water exploration, and other related domestic fossil fuel endeavors financed by private capital will provide jobs now—not in the future.

His is not an energy concern. His is an ideological pursuit. He achieved his goal of $4/gallon gasoline much sooner than even he expected. It will lead to his political demise.

Obama’s vision for the U. S. is called socialism which is just one step away from communism.

We can see clearly. He thinks we can’t. We showed him in November, 2010 and we will show him again in November, 2012.


29 posted on 05/07/2011 7:57:38 AM PDT by Saltmeat
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To: Sub-Driver; Defendingliberty; WL-law; Normandy; TenthAmendmentChampion; FrPR; enough_idiocy; ...
A successful economy based on green jobs is clearly a myth. See Spain's absolute failure with commanding a green jobs economy.

The kindest interpretation of Obama and his continued promotion of green jobs is based on the inescapable conclusion that he is ever clueless, completely oblivious to reality.

Additionally, a second and more sinister motive for his continued pushing of green jobs appears increasingly more likely.

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

30 posted on 05/07/2011 7:57:51 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: Trteamer
The next big bubble to burst will be the green bubble.

Disagree.

The green bubble doesn't exist without federal dollars. Since we are out of federal dollars to prop these boondoggles up, the bubble can't grow without market speculation and nobody (with brains) is putting money in it except the moron in the white hut.

31 posted on 05/07/2011 7:58:02 AM PDT by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: Williams

That would make a great bumper sticker!


32 posted on 05/07/2011 7:59:24 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Sub-Driver

There isn’t going to be a future the way things are going now!


33 posted on 05/07/2011 8:01:58 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: RnMomof7

Yes, yes he is...

http://exposingtheleft.blogspot.com/2011/04/gasoline-taxes-per-gallon-are-almost-7.html


34 posted on 05/07/2011 8:01:58 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: johniegrad
“If you’re already paying them at the pump, we don’t need to pay them through the tax code,”

I don't hear this mantra from the same sources against the Ethanol producers - which is subsidized on several levels - direct subsidies, not just tax credits or deductions.

The farmers receive direct subsidies
The ethanol "brewers" receive subsidies
And the distributors get tax breaks

And we still pay the same amount of tax per gallon at the pump - regardless of how much ethanol content the fuel has.

What amazes me - E85 (some nasty stuff) use to be available at the pump for something around 40-60 cents per gallon less than regular unleaded (where I use to buy fuel). The primary reason was tax breaks/subsidies . So what happened to that? Last time I looked, E85 was only 10-15 cents "cheaper" per gallon. And when you figure in the 30% (on average) loss in fuel economy - you are paying a HUGE premium to burn fuel with less energy. To even come CLOSE to making ANY sense to the consumer (regardless of supposed or perceived environmental "greenness" ), the price of E85 would have o be less than 2/3 the cost of regular unleaded to "equal out" the out-of-pocket fuel cost. To make any plausible impact beyond, we are looking at closer to 1/2 the cost. Yet that isn't the case. Even with massive subsidies, that isn't feasible today, or in the future because we are paying for the fuel cost in other ways (our taxes used for subsidies, higher food/grocery/and goods costs, etc.).

35 posted on 05/07/2011 8:06:02 AM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Ethanol, wind, solar and electric cars, etc. will never be viable economic or practical alternatives to replace good old fossil fuel technology. You can’t wish it so or base economic policy on it either. At some point you have to recognize this reality or destroy forward progress.


36 posted on 05/07/2011 8:07:03 AM PDT by umgud
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To: Sub-Driver
yeah. Listen to this fool. He's a proven economic genius
37 posted on 05/07/2011 8:07:11 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Sub-Driver
“Especially at a time when we’re scouring every part of the budget to try to figure out how we bring down our deficit and our debt.”

Scour? How about passing a 2006 Pre-Pelosi/Reid budget...and then start cutting from there?

38 posted on 05/07/2011 8:09:36 AM PDT by hattend (Obama is better than OJ... He found a killer while on the golf course.)
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To: Sub-Driver

OBAMA IS A COMPLETE 100% IDIOT IN ADDITION TO BEING A STUPID CLOWN AND A POOR EXCUSE FOR A HUMAN BEING.


39 posted on 05/07/2011 8:10:47 AM PDT by mulligan
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To: Sub-Driver

Cleaning you out of the White Hut will deliver some jobs of the future too.


40 posted on 05/07/2011 8:19:19 AM PDT by EvasiveManuever (Shakespeare got it wrong. Not the lawyers... journalists.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Cleaning you out of the White Hut will deliver some jobs of the future too.


41 posted on 05/07/2011 8:19:28 AM PDT by EvasiveManuever (Shakespeare got it wrong. Not the lawyers... journalists.)
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To: Sub-Driver

This nitwit is sick beyond belief and those that support him are equally just as sick.


42 posted on 05/07/2011 8:20:41 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Logical me

I just can’t wait until this nitwit loser (aka: nobama) is long gone. Green jobs????? Ask Spain.

nobama hates you, hates your family, hates Free America, hates Americans, hates the Constitution and hates the Bill of Rights. nobama is a hate crime foisted upon America. nobama is the Destroyer.

Everything nobama does is intentional.


43 posted on 05/07/2011 8:25:37 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: RnMomof7

There is nothing honest about him in any way.


44 posted on 05/07/2011 8:29:39 AM PDT by stboz
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To: Sub-Driver

More lies from the prince of lies.

LLS


45 posted on 05/07/2011 8:35:09 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH!)
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NAME ONE COUNTRY THAT HAS TRIED IT AND HAS SEEN SUCCESS... There are none... all are bankrupt and these jobs are like obama’s BC... they do not exist.

LLS

46 posted on 05/07/2011 8:38:57 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH!)
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"Clean Energy" is as much of a fraud as "Global Warming"...it's a stall so obama won't have to do anything about oil prices and can tax us into oblivion over "enviromental concerns".

Oil is power, and he wants the power while we ride around in flimsy electric cars.

Obama is a flim-flam con artist of the nth degree.

GEWINDFARM
47 posted on 05/07/2011 8:44:44 AM PDT by FrankR (A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Jackass.


48 posted on 05/07/2011 8:46:45 AM PDT by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash ?)
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To: Sub-Driver
I, for one, am honestly nostalgic for the exquisite bouquet of public transit diesel exhaust in the downtowns of my youth.

Honestly. No sarcasm. Whenever I still catch a whiff of it in the morning, it smells like . . . prosperity.

49 posted on 05/07/2011 8:46:48 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: FrankR

Bet GE keeps Obama on a very short leash.


50 posted on 05/07/2011 9:22:01 AM PDT by Vaduz
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