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Obama speaks on clean energy investment, new jobs numbers

By Philip Elliott
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Spurred by a disappointing new unemployment report, President Barack Obama pushed on Friday for an expanded government program he said would help create tens of thousands of new clean-technology jobs.

"It's clear why such an effort is so important. Building a robust clean energy sector is how we will create the jobs of the future, jobs that pay well and can't be outsourced," Obama said at the White House.

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In the long term, industry has financed acid rain, global warming, the greenhouse effect, ozone depletion, the G-20 has demonstrated that a big government response is essentially just a money, power grab.
Freedom is not the property of lobbyists.
Obama is wrong.

Posted by: RayOne | January 10, 2010 8:46 AM | Report abuse

This makes good economic sense for the long term. With a congress that is more sensitive to the desires of lobbyist than constituents the emphasis is on the short term. I agree with Obama.

Posted by: Gator-ron | January 8, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

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