Bush just created 32 jobs

Discussion in 'Politics' started by dddooo, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -
    President Bush says he wants to diversify the nation's energy mix to end America's dependence on foreign oil, yet some critics are wary of his commitment and point to cutbacks at a government energy laboratory here.

    Two weeks ago, 32 workers, including eight researchers, were laid off at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden. The lab helps develop the very renewable energy technologies the president is promoting.

    Then, over the weekend, just before Bush's planned visit to the lab on Tuesday, the government restored the jobs. His trip to the renewable energy laboratory is part of a two-day, three-state trip to promote the energy proposals he outlined in his State of the Union address.

    At the direction of Energy Secretary
    Samuel Bodman, $5 million was transferred to the Midwest Research Institute, the operating contractor for the lab, to get the workers back on the job, the Energy Department announced Monday.

    Philip Clapp, president of the National Environmental Trust, said the decision restores only $5 million of the $28 million budget shortfall at the lab that forced the layoffs.

    "The $5 million stopped the bodies from going out the door, but it doesn't provide the money for the (renewable energy) programs," Clapp said.
  2. bush needs to hire clintons public relations team. everything bush does looks bad from a pr standpoint.
  3. Wrong, Bush needs to hire clinton's economic team, foreign relations team and then maybe he won't need to hire clinton's PR team. No amount of spin will convince Joe Q. Public that the economy is doing great if his last raise was in 2000, if his new job pays 20% less than his previous job, if his health insurance co-payments tripled and gas bill doubled in the last 5 years.
  4. ron2368


    You forgot that state/local taxes are going up 10% a year too.