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Just More Words: Blowing Smoke On The Wind

- May 24, 2012

Obama Touts An Industry That Has Actually Lost Jobs Under His Watch

OBAMA TOUTS WIND INDUSTRY THAT HAS ACTUALLY LOST JOBS

Obama Said Wind Power Is An “Industry On The Rise” And “Putting People To Work.” OBAMA: “So this is an industry on the rise.  And it’s an industry that’s putting people to work.  You know that firsthand.  There are more wind power jobs in this state than any other.”  (President Barack Obama, Remarks At Energy Event, Newton, IA, 5/24/12)

  • Obama Said The Wind Industry Is Employing “Tens Of Thousands Of American Workers.” OBAMA: “We used to have just a few dozen manufacturing facilities attached to the wind industry.  Today we have nearly 500 facilities in 43 states that are employing tens of thousands of American workers.  Tens of thousands.” (President Barack Obama, Remarks At Energy Event, Newton, IA, 5/24/12)

NOTE: The Wind Industry Has Shed 10,000 Jobs Since 2009. “The wind industry, for example, has shed 10,000 jobs since 2009 even as the energy capacity of wind farms has nearly doubled, according to the American Wind Energy Association.” (Andy Sullivan, “Analysis: Obama's ‘Green Jobs’ Have Been Slow To Sprout,”Reuters, 4/13/12)


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