A lot of hot air from WI green politics

Posted on February 14, 2008. Filed under: greenwashing |

Who said it trying to sway the “green” vote?

In a speech on Wednesday at a GM auto plant in Wisconsin,  promising to boost green jobs, help the middle class, dole out tax cuts, negotiate worker and environmental protections in upcoming free-trade agreements, and, in order to fund much of this, end the war in Iraq.

Decades of trade deals like NAFTA and China have been signed with plenty of protections for corporations and their profits, but none for our environment or our workers who’ve seen factories shut their doors and millions of jobs disappear; workers whose right to organize and unionize has been under assault for the last eight years …

[Lobbyists have] been allowed to write an energy policy that’s keeping us addicted to oil when there are families choosing between gas and groceries …

[When I am president, infrastructure repairs in the country] will be determined not by politics, but by what will maximize our safety and homeland security; what will keep our environment clean and our economy strong …

When I am president, I will not sign another trade agreement unless it has protections for our environment and protections for American workers ..

I believe that we can create millions of … jobs around a clean, renewable energy future …


WHO? Barack Obama…. i.e. Jimmy Carter the 2nd.

WHY? People want to hear all of this regardless if he can or will do anything.

Possible or even plausible dreams and hope, he is really pulling in the “green” voters on hope of change.

Earth to voters – Hope, dreams and a army of magical unicorns are not a real answer without a plan and support by congress ;-( 



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