After all my criticism of wasted "stimulus money, green technology, and green jobs," I now find that the Bureau of Labor Statistics came out with its "green jobs" study on March 12, stating there are now 3.1 million such jobs in the U.S., many of which existed before the term "green jobs" came into vogue.
Wait a minute, these are Obama administration statistics. Check carefully every claim they make.
Now I understand. What the study doesn't say, but does, is alter the definition of a "green job" to include the following: Driving city natural gas buses, teaching ecology at the college level, growing organic vegetables, working at mills that recycle steel and working at a thrift shop.
Thrift shop workers? I have volunteered at thrift stores here on Hilton Head Island for almost 10 years. The way the administration padded those "jobs saved" numbers, they might even have included us volunteers in those green jobs numbers.
I might have been a green jobs worker for 10 years, even before the president told us what they were, and never known it.
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