Amid much hoo-ha the Mayor of San Jose opened the latest "green job" company - it turns out to be an importer of Chinese solar panels . This is a sorry story for the US which was once the world leader in technology and manufacturing.
Along with many other dupes of the green industry scam the Mayor is committed to spending large amounts of other people's money on these parasitic subsidy-sucking industries which don't make economic sense.
“Clean technology is the next wave of innovation that Silicon Valley needs to capture,” the mayor said, noting that the San Jose City Council had committed to increasing the number of “green jobs” in the city to 25,000 by 2022. San Jose currently has 4,350 such jobs, according to city officials.
But the real story of the collapse of the American dream is buried in the article where bureaucracy intervenes even in the efforts to create green jobs ,spending 7 months to decide how much to pay the workers. The US and especially California is so paralysed by red tape that it is interfering with it's ability to waste taxpayer's money effectively.
I am at a loss to know how full-time jobs are created by a subsidy- I would guess that the jobs would largely disappear when the taxpayer-funded piggy-bank was empty!