The Obama administration has been happily trumpeting the Bureau of Labor Statistics report that the U.S. now has over 3 million green jobs, usually with the implicit (or explicit) suggestion that Obama’s policies are responsible for the creation of said jobs.
But what does the term “green job” really mean? Chances are, it means something totally different to you than it does Obama’s bean counters.
Turns out the government has a laughably broad interpretation of “green” jobs, as partially highlighted in the video below:
Apparently, any driver of a mass transit bus – even an old gas-powered model – is considered “green”. The guy who fills that bus with gas is also considered “green.” The administration even admitted that a registered lobbyist for the oil industry could be counted as a green job if his job involved environmental issues.
Is there still any doubt that the only green in “green jobs” is the green being used to line the pockets of Obama’s buddies?
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