News Flash! In a rush to beat the final deadline, this past week the Obama administration had to ramrod the last 5 billion dollars of taxpayer funded stimulus out the door in a frantic effort to ensure that its mandate on green energy business is realized. With most of these companies going bankrupt and many more on the way, it is easy to understand the helpless anger that is boiling throughout America despite efforts of the media to cover for the President. Where is all this money going? What kind of return are American citizens getting for their tax dollars?
Several million dollars were given to the brother-in-law of Nancy Pelosi to start a green energy business. Now it comes to light that his business has created twelve jobs. Twelve jobs? For…. how much? So this begs the question – what are taxpayers spending per green job created?
For every green job created, it is costing the citizens of the United States 20 million dollars. Green energy is cutting-edge business and inherently risky, no one is arguing that. But risky is one thing, stupid is another. Unless these employees are being outfitted with Bionics, a 20 million dollar employee seem a little pricey to the average man. How can Americans expect to realize a return on investment capital with such expensive employees? This would be virtually impossible even with a solvent business. But these businesses were going bankrupt from their inception. Their business models screamed failure from the very onset and, yet, the White House fell all over itself to infuse monumental amounts of cash from a cash-strapped nation into a yawning, gaping, green vacuum. Americans now are green with the nausea that comes from the sinking realization that you have been taken and were helpless to prevent it. Bankrupt green energy is now sending employees back to the jobless ranks at $20 million a pop.
Compare that to the State of Maine. Hundreds of jobs are coming back to the Millinocket area and what did it cost Mainers? The Governor’s salary. Wait, you say, doesn’t he get paid that anyway? Exactly! The Governor did not ask for Mainers to dig a little deeper, sacrifice a little more and stop being soft. Instead, he worked harder to help convince out of State investors that a more business friendly Maine is in the making. Business owners trust Paul LePage because they have seen him in action in the private sector. They know his record. So the private sector is investing in Maine. People in Northern Maine, even in little towns like Brownville Junction, are seeing the hope of new jobs created without it costing anyone a dime.
When the government creates jobs, good or bad, it costs the taxpayer. At one time the automobile and the assembly line was cutting-edge technology. The government didn’t force it down our throats nor did it try to prop up the carriage industry. The free market played out and Henry Ford succeeded, while a successful carriage maker saw the handwriting on the wall, sold out and formed General Motors.
Job creation should not be hurting Americans. It should be helping Americans. Call me simple, but it seems like common sense. The President now wants us to entrust him with another $447 billion in stimulus…yeah. Perhaps, Mr. President, if your campaign donors could return the billions of our money you gave them; it could help the nation recover from the green nausea that is sweeping the nation….perhaps. On a personal note, thank you, Governor Paul R. LePage :-)!