On yesterday’s Your World, John Stossel spoke about the Obama administration creating 3.1 million green jobs. Fair and balanced? Both Stossel and host Neil Cavuto sneered at the administration’s contention.
"That’s a pretty liberal definition right?" Cavuto asked.
Stossel took it a step further. "It's all garbage. Even if they were real green jobs, it’s not like they create something… It's disgusting," he said.
Cavuto wondered if it was some "ancillary tie to green technology."
Stossel added, "I assume some bureaucrat says to the lower bureaucrat, ‘You know, it looks good if we have a lot of green jobs. What can we call green jobs?’ …This is why we shouldn't give government so much money… Why even is there a Labor Department? People labor without a department. They don't need a department to count all this stuff and to set up all kinds of rules that make it harder to create labor."
Speaking of labor, Cavuto asked, "What did you make of Wisconsin?"
Predictably, Stossel said, "I'm happy the unions didn't win. The unions say they create jobs, they kill jobs. Their ork rules prevent innovation and the quick adaptation that the private sector does all the time."
Cavuto promoted book (which we will not promote by naming) by kissing up to him. "A very quiet classy guy. His book is speaking very loudly. It's nice to see you."
In fact, Think Progress has a clear, cogent explanation of what constitutes a green job and why. Yet Cavuto relied on Stossel to offer his predictably anti-government colleague to throw around opin
I’d be interested in knowing how many jobs — green or otherwise — either you or your pornstache have created, John.
Even considering the amount of time it takes for trimming and waxing, I’d guess it’s less than 3.1 million.
Wingnuttery at it’s finest: whine about jobs every time the unemployment numbers come out, the President creates jobs, wingnuts still complain . . .