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.