by James P. Pinkerton
The Green Illusion
Now they tell us. That is, now they are telling us that “green jobs” won’t be such good jobs after all.
We get this blunt assessment from the New York Times, the most important newspaper in the country and without a doubt the numero uno medium by which Democrats communicate with each other.
Which is to say, if the Times is right—more from that newspaper in a moment—then top Democrats were, uh, wrong when they promised that the Green New Deal or some variant would rebuild the middle class.
For instance, just last year the presidential campaign of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris pledged:
Our response to climate change can create more than 10 million well-paying jobs in the United States that will grow a stronger, more inclusive middle class enjoyed by communities across the country, not just in cities along the coasts.
Also last year, Sen. Bernie Sanders promised to double that job number. He would create 20 million jobs, assuring us:
These jobs will be good paying, union jobs with strong benefits and safety standards in steel and auto manufacturing, construction, energy efficiency retrofitting, coding and server farms, and renewable power plants.
So those were the political promises; and from the election results, it would seem that many voters believed them.
And the honeyed words about green jobs keep flowing. Earlier this month, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez declared that the Green New Deal “is a blueprint to create millions of good jobs.”
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