“Green” Spending

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Labor Dept. Program Spends $121,000 Per Green Job

http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article/587770/201110111848/Labor-Depts-Green-Jobs-Flop-.htm

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Taxpayers Take [Massive] Hit as Layoffs, Bankruptcies Plague Green Firms

http://nlpc.org/stories/2012/01/26/layoffs-bankruptcies-epidemic-gov%E2%80%99t-subsidies-industry-aka-renewables

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Federal government spent nearly $70 billion on ‘climate change activities’ since 2008

http://dailycaller.com/2012/05/17/federal-government-spent-nearly-70-billion-on-climate-change-activities-since-2008/

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During that time the Defense Department spent nearly $4 billion on energy efficiency and climate change activities.”

http://news.investors.com/article/612092/201205181900/defense-billions-to-fight-climate-change-.htm?p=full

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End the DoD’s Green Energy Fuelishness

http://www.realclearmarkets.com/articles/2012/07/02/end_the_dods_green_energy_fuelishness_99741.html

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Public Transit:

… despite more than $500 billion in subsidies to public transit since 1970, the average urban resident rode [public] transit fewer times in 2011 than in 1970.  One reason why subsidies are ineffective at improving transportation is that most of those subsidies are captured by non-users, including increased profits for construction firms and increased pay and benefits for transportation workers.

http://www.ncpa.org/pdfs/ba767.pdf

and…

… streetcars are slower, less flexible, less capable of moving large numbers of people, and far more expensive than buses.

http://heartland.org/sites/default/files/11-28-12_san_antonio_streetcars.pdf

[ASND thinks that makes streetcars perfect, therefore, for federal subsidies.]

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Pecan Street is funded by a $10.4 million grant [of your money] from [Obama’s] Energy Department…

http://www.insideline.com/chevrolet/volt/2012/2012-chevrolet-volt-becomes-centerpiece-of-smart-community.html

[ASND recommends our  Electric Cars  page for more information on the Chevy Volt.]

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