Jobs, jobs, and jobs are on the minds of legislators, as they should be, not only at the federal level, but also here in Illinois.
It was on October 24, 2011, when Obama said: "Without a doubt, the most urgent challenge that we face right now is getting our economy to grow faster and to create more jobs... We can't wait for an increasingly dysfunctional Congress to do its job. Where they won't act, I will.
Counter productive was the Obama administration's jobs plan based on a greening of the economy. Candidate Barack Obama said in 2008 that he would create five million well-paying "green" jobs within 10 years. Solar panel company, Solyndra, was one of many boondoggle companies that went belly up after being the recipient of government largess (taxpayer's money) through stimulus funds intended to boost the green economy. A Johnson Controls plant in Michigan, toured by Obama to much fanfare in 2011, was able to produce 150 jobs with its $300 million in conservation grants at a cost of $1 million per position
In my mind this results in the government's confiscation of our liberty and freedom. What about you?