07-05-2010, 06:21 AM
Our Problems Not in the Atmosphere, But On the Ear
| Our Problems Not in the Atmosphere, But On the Earth |
A delegation of 20 black mayors representing the National Conference of Black Mayors (Africans Only, isn't that racist) arrived in Washington, DC to lobby congress to pass legislation to promote “clean energy.”
According to the delegation’s press release, they want “a national plan to move their cities to become more energy efficient, reduce pollution and create new clean energy jobs and businesses.”
But is black unemployment twice the national unemployment rate because of carbon emissions? Are the budgets of state and local governments running in the red because of the kind of energy Americans burn?
One visit that the delegation of black mayors did not make was to the National Black Chamber of Commerce.
There they could have discussed the study done for the NBCC by CRA International that estimates job losses to the American economy from “clean energy” initiatives - cap and trade bills passed by the House and Senate - at about 2.5 million jobs.
And, according to the National Black Chamber, because the nation’s black population is concentrated in areas impacted the most by increased “clean energy” taxes and costs, the negative impact on black jobs will be even more severe. (Oooo SNAP)
More Environmental Info @ Town Hall with the Full Story
The bottom line on “clean energy” initiatives is that the only sure things we will get are more taxes, higher costs, and more government. Guaranteed costs for benefits that are extremely questionable. |
Black mayors would be better redirecting their attention from the atmosphere to realities here on earth.
The National Conference on Black Mayors is partnering with the Hip Hop Caucus as “outreach to our nation’s youth.”
Here’s a tangible that black mayors can promote to cut black youth unemployment. Work to get rid of the minimum wage.
Following minimum wage increases of $2.10 since 2007, black youth unemployment increased 50%.
Or how about some serious efforts to promote school choice so that parents of poor kids can send their children to schools where they will get an education and graduate.
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