Earlier this week, you went to North Carolina to highlight the job-creation proposals of your Jobs and Competitiveness Council: more government funding for job training; more government loans to businesses; more funding to increase the energy efficiency of commercial and apartment buildings; “public-private partnerships” to train 10,000 engineers a year; and making it easier for tourists to visit the U.S.
How many government employees will be necessary to administer each of the above programs?
How many jobs do you estimate will be created by each of the programs?
Presuming these aren’t “shovel-ready,” how long before the programs begin creating jobs?
How many jobs do you estimate your administration has “saved or created” by harnessing the sun and the winds and the soil?
Conversely, how many jobs do you estimate your administration has “forestalled or destroyed” in the oil, gas, and coal industries?
How much of the $814 billion stimulus went to building roads, bridges, electrical grids, and digital lines?