Obama’s green team comes out
By Ben Geman - 04/29/12 06:30 PM ET -- The Hill
Well I guess we Finally
have THEE answer to our prayers for an economic solution.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson have busy as bees lately selling a "new" economic agenda.
This apparently is Obama's solution to the seemingly failed policies so far.
President Obama's top energy and environmental officials are casting their work as a core piece of White House efforts to boost the economy while
using rough-and-tumble language to parry Republican attacks.
Finally the answer !
Four speeches over four days by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson’s signal a political all-hands-on-deck approach to
defending the White House’s economic record ahead of the 2012 elections.
“The fact is we can’t create an economy that is built to last by putting our nation into a race to the bottom, a race for the weakest health
protections and the most loopholes in our environmental laws,” Jackson said Friday in criticizing GOP proposals to kill or delay several
regulations. Yes, and the "facts" are ??
The tactic signals the extent to which the White House response to criticism over high gasoline prices, green energy spending and environmental
rules is extending well beyond a recent series of speeches by the president.
The green agenda will solve all problems.
It also arrives amid signs of continued economic sluggishness that’s likely to worry the White House heading into the fall campaign.
The Commerce Department reported Friday that the economy grew at a slower-than-expected 2.2 percent in the first quarter of 2012, while job growth in
March was lower than in several prior months.
But not for the vast majority of Americans I bet !!
Jackson, in remarks Thursday and Friday, made perhaps her most direct argument to date that the administration’s green agenda has an economic
focus, repeatedly invoking President Obama’s call for an economy “built to last.” How many "Green Projects" have been "built to last" .... how many have already fallen apart ?
Come to think of it,
How many "regular" economic policies have been "built to last" .... how many have already fallen apart ?
Some Salazar wisdom to ponder:
Asked why he chose to go on the attack last week with back-to-back speeches, Salazar said, “the American people deserve an honest statement of
the facts from their leadership.” Yes of course, we really do need an "honest statement" for once
How 'bout that list of "historic progress" ??
“I believe we have made historic progress in the last few years in implementing a real agenda that will get us to real energy independence, and so
the bumper-sticker statements of these times, I don’t think are the kinds of statements that are telling the American people what really is going
on,” he said.
We would Love to see it sometime !!