Friday, February 18, 2011

Green Economy: Created 1 Million Jobs, $146 Billion to the GDP

But not only should have created more jobs and GDP growth, ronnynomic's free trade trickle down investments from the top few percent huge growth in wealth con, with even huge tax cuts or no tax at all, called capitalism, in these past few years it should have started and been well established some thirty years ago. We should be the World Leader in the innovation and growth as we once were in most things done on this planet, even as detractors fought against advancements!

The idea's of growth in going off the grid, so to speak, with things like solar and wind as well as other possibilities have been around for my decades of growing up and actually put into practice. I know as a multi tradesman in construction, residential and commercial, I was a part of those early installations and attempts. But the old money and established businesses stayed out of investing in and fought hard against advancing into the new thus keeping the costs and future innovations at bay or less then stagnant. Many older folks can remember when homes started sporting solar panels on their roofs and some carried that further and developed their own means of going off the grid, then it went dead, been around now for decades and talked about, argued, for as long.

Lets be honest, there have always been detractors as to new idea's, inventions, advancements on the already established, etc., mostly coming from wealthy old guard established businesses and individual's leading the arguments against for their already established means of wealth thinking apparently it was them, and not the workers, who created the growth and more that they profit from.

The arguments about 'global warming', purposefully misrepresented, reality 'climate change' the obvious, are the detraction's put forth with force to lock the brakes on innovation and advancing society needs and a continually growing economy. Led by the old guard established business folks who know they can control a great number within a society with their brand of propaganda of false meme's with their wealth.

The following just came out a few days ago and is getting some off the msm reporting.

Impact of Green Economy Investments in the Recovery Act

February 17 2011 - I did a spit take yesterday when I heard MSNBC commentator Mika Brzezinski tell another TV personality that to reduce the federal deficit we all "need to live within our means." I wasn't surprised by the remark so much as angered that yet another wealthy media pundit was lecturing us about being economical.

Usually, the "living within our means" comment refers to "shared sacrifice" of both working families and the rich in order to solve the government's perceived fiscal problems. In real life it means working families and low-income retirees yet again will be the one's to carry most of the burden.

See for example the Republican budget outline announced this month, which cuts tens of billions from education and other programs that benefit working families – with no sign of them budging on the tax cuts for the rich they fought tooth and nail to extend last year. See also their willingness to close down the government and stall Social Security payments to retirees in order to make their political point, further risking economic recovery. {continued}

This is the report talked about in the above piece, and a few others I caught, below.

Rebuilding Green: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the Green Economy

February 17, 2011 - On the two-year anniversary of the enactment of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and as President Obama and Congress begin the budget debate, this report provides evidence that the Recovery Act succeeded in responding to the nation's economic crisis and that green investments create jobs while laying a foundation for the development of a 21st century green economy in the United States. {continued}

Listen to a discussion about the report

And the report to read without downloading, or you can from this or link above.

Report: Rebuilding Green, BlueGreen Alliance

As long as the private sector stays on the sideline hoarding their over abundance of wealth there will not be the needed growth in economic terms in this country and we as a once World Leader will fall farther behind the rest of the World. Not only is China now leading but others are investing and growing and will soon pass us by.
Just take this report below as an example.

South Africa: 2011 Budget could set green-economy tone

18th February 2011 - South Africa’s National Budget will be presented to Parliament on February 23, and it is expected that the National Treasury will allocate more funds to energy efficiency and ‘green’ projects as government seeks to grow the green economy.

In the Department of Economic Develop- ment’s New Growth Path (NGP) policy, government has stated its intention to grow the economy at around 7% over the next decade and create five-million additional jobs during this period in the key sectors of infrastructure, agriculture, mining, manufacturing, tourism and the newest addition to this list – the green economy.

“Recent government policy documents identify increased energy costs as a major threat to the energy-intensive sectors in South Africa. This is of concern as the sector presents significant opportunities for the development of new industries to assist government in meeting its growth and job creation objectives,” says Deloitte tax director Duane Newman. {continued}

South Africa and other so called third world countries, as well as Europe etc., are eagerly investing, if you follow any green economy news, in their future growth, as we once did, as well as building the needed trades to do so, trades we once had and were envied for, by everyone!

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