Obama Regime Steals Billions from Taxpayers – Blows it on Failed Green Projects
By Jim Hoft
The Obama Administration spent nearly half of the $38.6 billion ($17.2 billion) set aside for his green energy programs and was only able to create 3,545 permanent green jobs. This comes out to a staggering $4,853,000 per job.
Obama continued to push green energy initiatives in his 2011 State of the Union Address.
The Obama Administration has blown billions of taxpayer dollars on green energy and has only succeeded in producing a few thousand jobs.
Why did Obama even try? We don’t want to take any jobs away from the poor Chinese people! Damn that pro-America Obama!
I thought he was too right wing for you. Now your defending him?
Ha HA HA …… RNH you are the best comedian in the world…. for that amount of money he could have hired over 60k new contractors. That figures in overhead and all. his program wcreated less than 2% of what could have been direct hires…. I did not even count in the jobs that that overhead cost would payfor to administer the contracts…. Man what a abject failure…. That is what you get when you have zero buisness experence. Of course the funnyist thing is you think it was admiriable for him to try. He is in over his head and noone around him has the guts to tell him so. Or they are blind to the truth. I lived thru the ’70’s I have seen this before.
If only Obama had hired geniuses like you guys… everything would be great.
You are right…. But he wont hire me because I would make him look dumb and he has to be the smartest guy in the room.
After the investigation is done, only time will tell. Why comment when we don’t know the facts surrounding. Keep updated. I sense a smell but cannot put my finger on the source. It may or may never come. Quit wasting time until then OK?
Are you chastising me? Or Neil? I wonder… but your advice is good, for a change.
Why do so many of you live in the ‘dark’? Because you’re kept in the ‘shadows’ by the powers that be.
The coal, oil, and natural gas industries are suffering from resource scarsity. If all of the worlds 7 billion inhabitants began consuming these commodities at a rate equivalent to that of your average North American ‘Joe’ you’d drive up to your favorite gas station only to find that their reservoirs were dry (due to inability of the industry to meet the increased demand), turning your light-switch on would be met with no electricity lighting up your precious bulbs.
You live in la-la land if you think we’re not living in peak oil/coal/natural-gas times. Should demand around the globe increase to American standards the supply would not meet that demand even right now, let alone 5 or 10 years into the future.
From the very first moment a well is tapped pressure begins to drop. Over time we get diminishing returns. The highest oil flow happens at the very beginning of the extraction process. With each passing second less and less oil-flows-out/second. To extract oil from an un-pressurized well requires energy in order to suck the well at a rate equal to that of a full well that is under pressure. When you do a cost analysis you come to realize that if you want to keep the well producing the same volume of oil every second you need to induce flow. This process of artificial induction costs energy. To give you a mental image I’ll break this into 3 steps:
1. Freshly tapped well – puts out 1 gallon of oil per second at a cost of 0 gallons of oil per second.
2. Production well – puts out 1 gallon of oil per second at a cost of 0.5 gallons of oil per second.
3. Post production well – puts our 1 gallon of oil per second at a cost of 1 gallon of oil per second.
If the cost to produce becomes higher than the products worth the game is over.
Yes, it is true, we have barely touched the Earths oil supply. But that’s not the problem. The problem is this: the oil wells are depressurizing, the only way to get the oil out in 5, 10, 20 years from today will be through use of machines (such as vacuums). These vacuums are energy consumptive. If for every joule out we have to put a joule into machinery we’re gaining nothing.
Refernece please… Independant facts that support your claims…. I think you are off the mark just a bit.
V, your ignorance of oil and gas beggars the imagination. Peak oil is based upon a mathematical formula and peak oil will definitely come to pass. The question is, when? Many times in the past we were told that the oil was going to run out and it never happened! See http://www.oildepletion.org/roger/Key_topics/Past_forecasts/past_forecasts1.htm The US has enough oil, gas and coal to power up the country for at least 250 years. There is plenty to go around for the whole planet. Augment fossil fuels with thorium nuclear reactors and stop the eco loons from obstructing progress and there will be enough energy for everyone. 40% of the world lives without the benefits fossil fuels provide. They have no electricity which means they are practically living in the stone age. That is a crime against humanity
You wrote, ” The problem is this: the oil wells are depressurizing, the only way to get the oil out in 5, 10, 20 years from today will be through use of machines (such as vacuums).”
90% of all wells are on artificial lift, usually a pump pack. And that is done to enhance production. Very few well are ever ” free flowing.”
The club of Rome and the rest of the neo malthusians alarmists have been proven wrong time and time again. The sky is not falling!
Hey Eddy. Welcome to GCS. Don’t mind V too much, I think he’s just having fun with us here. I used to think he was serious but everything he posts is like that. I used to try to research the things he says but there is never any facts to support what he says. Take his statement about oil well pressure. Now I know nothing about drilling, and oil wells or anything like that so I started looking it to it and it is actually a complicated subject. Much more complicated than his blanket flow model above. His model only exists in one place and that place is about 10-15 inches above these words I’m writing here. But that is typical V.
Anyway I used to talk about the Club Of Rome all the time. Maurice Strong, and them other weirdos all tied in with the UN and the IPCC. Thanks for mentioning them, I am glad I’m not the only one paying attention out there.
V, I think you are a genius. I don’t know anyone who is greater at coming up with such completely idiotic bullcrap than you are. And until now I thought you were actually sincere in your posts. Do you make it up as you go along, in kind of a free flowing spontanious outpouring? Or do you have to think about it for a while? Either way it is very entertaining. And you are very good at it. Bravo!
Do you all honestly think that Obama was unaware of the $5,000,000 per job cost? That is absolutely ludicrous. Even if he was as unintelligent as some of you may think (which he is not) he has advisors working around him.
He is working very hard to save you from a future you don’t even see coming.
Oh no he is well aware of it… that is why it is criminal. We are being ripped off.
Is that so? Then where are the nuclear reactors? Where are the allocations to nuclear and thorium R&D? What happened to Yucca Mountain?
Even Hansen is an advocate of nuclear power to replace demonic coal and other “fossil fuels.”
Nobody said Obama is not intelligent, he simply has no grasp of the job and responsibilities he carries. Very simple. As to your comments about oil, coal and other resources or lack thereof, just where are your facts to back you inane claims?
Poor Joe… can’t “hear” logic and reasoning knocking on his door. Change the subject… I wouldn’t be saying this Joe if you (and others) were as eager to go after Right-wing crooks. You don’t, thus our inability to take your indignation seriously. If it wasn’t for your blindly biased hypocrisy we could all meake something better of this country. Till then we watch democracy circle the drain.
WHAT???? He just haske where the facts came from…. I tried to find supporting facts for what V said but I could not….. I am giving him a chance to provide them He might be right. That is reasonable don’t you think???
So where are Joe’s “facts” that Obama has no grasp of the job and responsibilities he carries…? That would be much much harder to find “facts” for than anything V has stated. Reasonable, don’t you think?
Stand by my statements. Used to your caustic response. Don’t matter coming from you which is a “non-factor.”
My comment above is not “caustic”. It is challenging and pertinent. Are your comments ever caustic? Just askin’.
You called him “deaf” and asserted that he is illogical….. Caustic you are….
No technically I ddin’t cal him deaf. You see, that is a big difference between people. Some can understand nuances etc. without grasping red herrings to prove a biased point. I’m a “non-factor”… is that not caustic? Why not?
it is caustic but his wron does not make you right. Sorry you reap what you have been sowing…. Get over it and get on point… You are waisting everones time with your drivel… Weak… so weak.
I prefer “pickled Herring,” not “Red.” As to my statements? Taken them at face value. They were intended thoughtfully and purposely.
Oh, well excuse me for misunderestimating your benevolent intentions “Joe”. As for me accusing anyone of illogic, that is always thoughtful and purposeful. You have trouble taking my statements at face value?
Will never take your statements at “face value.” There must be “value” to take it as fact. So far, there is not.
Ahhh, I see. You expect that from the likes of me, but not in return. Hmmmm, some call that hypocrisy.
Call it whatever you wish. You poniticate with no facts behind the majority, if not all of your statements. Has not changed, nor will it in my humble opinion.
It is your opinion, but it ain’t so humble. It is biased and self-rightous, otherwise you would see I possess much logic and reasoning. We represent the main two kinds of people in the world. And we will never see eye to eye about very much. You use your brain one way (or side) and I the other. We can’t really help that, but we can be open-minded and use our brains as much as possible vs. relying on prejudice and bias.
Ron N Hood, here is a challenge to your self-proclaimed open-mindedness. Read the e-book Kids Before Trees to find the truth about conventional & renewable energy, you can download it free using coupon VS85D at Smashwords.com https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/80505 The book is insightful, entertaining & very well cited. If you are objective & sincerely interested in helping humanity, take a little time to read it, you will be surprised!
I do not possess an e-reader but will look for the book at the library. I would/could challenge just about anyone with regards to the amount and the diversity of what I read and have read. I am not boasting, just plain truth. I could challenge you likewise to read certain things, and maybe sometime will have a short list of good books. I have recommended one or two here before- I got NO indication that anyone here was the least bit interested or inclined to broaden their minds. You really don’t need to challenge too many Liberals in that way, in my opinion. We are curious by nature and generally eager to learn new things. Not only that but when confronted with legitimate alternative views we will adopt them. For example, my opinion on global warming is very on-the-fence and that is due mainly to this site. That will undoubtedly not impress the natives very much, but I’d like to see them say as much about certain things- ever.
So far I can’t find it at my library. The title of your “fabulous” book sort of gives away its premise. If it has anything to do with trees are not all that gosh darn important and/or we shouldn’t neglect the children (!) in lieu of environmental concerns I would/could rather easily pose to you that that is a specious argument, and illogical besides.
I suspect that you may be debating a very sophisticated spambot. So sophisticated that I couldn’t be certain and let the post through, though I’m keeping an eye on the poster – likely he/she/it won’t be back to respond.
Weird. Just when I think, once again, I have a Righty on the ropes, they slip away very slippery like…