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Industry has given the White House a big headache and a very public -- India.
Accorded the Washington Post now that 38 billion dollar program -- Green jobs created only.
Prominent new Green jobs that's all -- -- with half the money spent.
The White House firing back against that -- go to Washington Post article and it says.
It didn't include the article didn't include jobs saved.
All right joining us now is Bob big -- with a natural resources defense council.
-- a very much -- -- of the Green jobs program all right so Bob always good to have you with as a welcome back -- -- -- against.
-- -- -- thank you -- right now look.
The administration is claiming 33000.
Say you get jobs all of them from the Ford Motor Co.
Because Ford got a Bigelow and of Green jobs loan.
Revitalized a couple of factories dividend might -- -- suvs and longer than make less more fuel efficient -- so the administration is saying.
They saved 33000.
Jobs those jobs became Green.
-- that's nonsense and you know it.
Well you could argue that flat around -- absolutely and we're all of course frustrated in this jobless recovery from the worst recession since World War II.
But the reality is Green jobs have been a bright spot in that economy we've got two point seven million Americans right now working in Green jobs and who we talk now when construction workers building sustainable buildings though that the Washington.
That -- what.
The Washington Post article quoting the American Energy Department sources said there was seven.
Thousand construction drops created and they -- temporary when the construction was done.
That -- out of well 7000.
To get this two point 7007000.
A what are you gonna do what -- gonna say to me.
About the 3545.
New permanent Green jobs.
Billion dollars created at -- explain there.
Well what I say stewardess that would be a part of energy has said those programs are just getting going they still think they're on track -- 60000 jobs but what's really important.
Is what used to the American workers who are out there these turbine makers out in Indiana.
That people who are making solar panels the people who are making a -- it was then abolished two point seven million Americans according to the Brookings Institution -- -- -- And at that 38 billion dollar program.
Even if it looks as intended will create 60000.
New -- Green jobs that.
That is 640000.
Jobs each -- are trying to tell me that would get now money's worth.
Well I think what we're trying to do Stewart is invest in our future we understand that the world is moving back to walking in -- so I'll come home from talking with our bodies lucky you -- -- that's all you've got.
It's not platitudes we're talking about trillions of dollars in markets and we had here in America are not going to give up on that because one or two companies are struggling -- -- a few growing pains we're gonna roll up our sleeves and get the job done and getting the job done.
Means putting American carpenters electricians.
Plumbers who are getting back to work you know as we have yet but they really don't you have a little -- 3000 I'm beautiful of a 3545.
New -- jobs back to that number is not contested by you all the administration.
And -- I think that only -- that this is how we put America back on women look this is our bond as well.
Not to talk about the real economy that matters to real Americans and I know.
If folks are trying to run down our president I understand now what I'm -- -- unknown but here's the money as well as the fact.
-- get you know three million American families are now being supported by Green jobs across the country.
That's what matters in the real economy that's what matters to the country and -- not being compete against the Chinese competed against the Germans.
And hadn't market's going to be worth trillions of dollars in the coming decades we've got to invest in our future we've got to invest in that this is about winning the future.
Did you win with -- for a now that was an investment did you -- well so sole interest been a tough one and -- and I'm I'm not talking wants to work.
I'm really bothered about that all the noise there's a lot of taxpayer money at stake we need to get to the facts and if there's been misconduct people need to be held to account.
But again we're not gonna give up on -- promise and industry because one country is one company is struggling.
We've got 5500.
Solar companies out there employing a 100000 Americans.
We're now generating enough electricity from the -- Stewart the power every home in the city the south of Philadelphia.
That's a good start we -- make progress in build on I'm sorry you're not convinced they Bob but I know you didn't expect do anyway did you bicycle to the studio this morning.
Well I'm in Charlotte down -- -- Stewart today some of bikes up in Washington but I'll get on in the next they're but to him at some.
Bob -- of about it with accurate coming up with pre shipments -- --
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