Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Forget about those supposedly created green jobs

When Joe Biden isn't being incoherent, he's just making stuff up. Henry Payne catches this fantasy from Biden's "Recovery Summer" tour.
So Obama did an encore in Detroit, proclaiming that “this industry is growing stronger. It’s manufacturing the fuel-efficient cars and trucks that will carry us toward an energy independent future.”

Trouble is, the jobs Detroit is creating aren’t green. As Americans flock back to SUVs (now 50 percent of the market again), the Big Three are thriving as customers buy their bread and butter. The White House Dynamic Duo wants to brag about added assembly-line shifts — so they have visited the Cherokee plant, Chicago’s Ford Explorer SUV plant, and now Toledo’s Jeep Wrangler plant. All three are humming with low-mpg SUV production.

Biden didn’t even bother to talk green at the Wrangler plant Monday — which was just as well, given his commute from Indiana involved a gas-guzzling Boeing 747. Bounding on stage at Toledo Assembly just south of the Michigan border, Biden just made stuff up.

“There was a sense in that (previous) administration that we had to move over and make room for China,” he fibbed. “That we had to make room for other nations.” It’s remarkable how quickly this administration can go from We-Are-The-World-speak to xenophobia.
So the administration is all about their green jobs except when the reality hits that they still haven't created those green jobs. Then they'll just claim that they are and hope no one notices.


davod said...

Biden is symptomatic of the left -Say anything to support your argument. The truth doesn't matter.

I wonder what effect the constant lying to the domestic audience has on international relations.

John A said...

"There was a sense in that (previous) administration that we had to move over and make room for China,” he fibbed. “That we had to make room for other nations.”

He is commuting from the future circa 2013, talking about "Cap and Trade" (aka Crap and Tax) and other phantasmagoria, right?

Ron K said...

just out of curiosity how is the RV industry doing since Obama gave his speech to them in Elkhart, IN

Bachbone said...

The RV industry is in bad shape, Ron K. It began under Bush, but has gotten worse under Obama. Smaller manufacturers in the USA and Canada have simply disappeared. Even Coachmen Industries, among the largest five in the USA, folded in Dec. 2008, selling its RV holdings to Forest River RV and its housing holdings to modular manufacturer All American Group. 125 Coachmen employees were "displaced." RV prices are down by 30 - 40% from what they were. Manufacturers have produced lighter units trying to lure buyers who worry about high costs of towing heavier RVs. RV magazine pages are about half what they were, mainly due to loss of advertising. However, big ticket RVs, such as $200,000 - $400,000 motorhomes are still selling. Buyers with that kind of money apparently don't have "recessions" or worry about fuel prices.