In today’s Examiner, Paul Taylor points out that President Obama’s “green jobs” plan isn’t working out quite the way they expected:
U.S. House of Representatives investigations have revealed the failed green jobs initiative in President Obama’s ambitious environmental agenda. With an initial government cost of one-half billion dollars, evidence proves that only about 10% of sponsored trainees were placed in green jobs.
As part of the Obama green energy program, the goal was to train 124,893 people, and place 79,854 (64%) in new green jobs. After 17 months, the results of the green jobs program indicate that only 52,762 were trained, and only 8,035 got green jobs – each job costs tax payers about $62,000.
Being interested in green jobs, I decided to dig into the data behind Taylor’s article. What I found is a veritable study in the difference between expectations and achievements:
While I’ve written at length about the whole green-jobs debacle, this picture certainly paints more than a thousand words.