Already pinched taxpayers needed to fund ‘green’ jobs

Posted By on April 19, 2010

Although I’d like to see new jobs in our country, it sure would be nice if they were not on the backs of taxpayers.
In a WSJ article this morning, cities looking to transform themselves into ‘green central’ are finding out that it isn’t easy and that they are pinning success on incentives from government.

“Joliet is discovering what cities across the U.S. have found: Declaring that a city is going to replace yesterday’s lost jobs with new green ones is a lot easier than actually doing so. Cities from Tulsa to Honolulu proclaim themselves destined to become leaders in green jobs, a broad classification for work tied to renewable energy and energy efficiency that includes insulators and solar-panel installers.”
Full WSJ article

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