A key component of stable job growth is our nation's energy policy. If our country gets serious about energy savings and independence from oil, we could rebuild domestically and power the U.S. economy with American jobs.Apparently, Rev. Jackson doesn't practice what he preaches:
We need an economy that creates employment that can't be shipped overseas. You certainly can't retrofit a house in the Midwest from China or India. Home-grown American labor will be installing windmills and solar panels. Of course, none of this will happen unless Congress starts encouraging clean energy that doesn't, for instance, jeopardize our coastline or our drinking water.
A green economy is not an abstract concept. It is already starting in places where leaders understand that the right solutions lead to job growth and give America an edge in a forthcoming multitrillion dollar global market. Some reports estimate that a clean energy industry can provide 3.2 million jobs. As just one example, since initiating its clean energy plan, Assembly Bill 32, California has added 500,000 green jobs.
Jesse Jackson's Cadillac SUV Stripped as He Promoted Green JobsI never before favored Thomas Sowell's "Cosmic Justice", but it produced a perfect heh here. (Post title edited from Galatians 6:7.)
When the Rev. Jesse Jackson led a rally for "green jobs" in Detroit, he arrived in the Motor City in a massive Cadillac SUV. But his exit from the Motor City was a lot more environmentally friendly -- thanks to some car thieves.
The robbers stole the civil rights activist's rented 2009 Escalade SUV on Monday. He was in Detroit for Saturday's Jobs, Justice and Peace Rally in downtown Detroit.
"We were traveling for Jobs, Justice and Peace and we came [outside the hotel] next morning and it was gone," Jackson told AOL News today in a phone interview. "It was obvious that it was stolen."
Police found the car later that day, stripped of its wheels but otherwise intact, WXYZ reported.
(via Planet Gore)