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The Unions Calling the Chinese Black

I almost choked from laughing so hard when I read this tease in today’s paper.

The United Steelworkers filed a trade complaint in the U.S. charging that China unfairly subsidizes its clean-energy technology sector.

Just incase you don’t get the joke here are some tidbits from the Obama “New Energy For America Plan.”

Invest In A Clean Energy Economy and Help Create 5 Million New Green Jobs: Barak Obama and Joe Biden will strategically invest $150 billion over 10 years to accelerate the commercialization of plug‐in hybrids, promote development of commercial scale renewable energy, encourage energy efficiency, invest in low emissions coal plants, advance the next generation of biofuels and fuel infrastructure, and begin transition to a new digital electricity grid. The plan will also invest in America’s highly‐skilled manufacturing workforce and manufacturing centers to ensure that American workers have the skills and tools they need to pioneer the green technologies that will be in high demand throughout the world. All together these investments will help the private sector create 5 million new green jobs, good jobs that cannot be outsourced.

Convert our Manufacturing Centers into Clean Technology Leaders: America boasts the highest‐skilled manufacturing workforce in the world and advanced manufacturing facilities that have powered economic growth in America for decades. Barack Obama and Joe Biden believe that America companies and workers should build the high‐demand technologies of the future, and he will help nurture America’ success in clean technology manufacturing by establishing a federal investment program to help manufacturing centers modernize and help Americans learn new skills to produce green products. This federal grant program will allocate money to the states to identify and support local manufacturers with the most compelling plans for modernizing existing or closed manufacturing facilities to produce new advanced clean technologies. This investment will help provide the critical up‐front capital needed by small and mid‐size manufacturers to produce these innovative new technologies. Along with an increased federal investment in the research, development and deployment of advanced technologies, this $1 billion per year investment will help spur sustainable economic growth in communities across the country.

 

And incase you don’t speak Washingtonese, this is just a long-winded way of saying “we will funnel tax dollars into the pockets of our union buddies in exchange for producing things that there is not a sufficient market for.”  And remember this speech?    But let’s curse the Chinese and their evil government subsidies.

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