Last week House Speaker John Boehner told the House that he would shut down the government unless they agreed to kill a loan program that would help Detroit automakers make hybrid cars.
In typical spineless-Washington fashion, the House obliged.
But in a time when creating more jobs is at the forefront of most American minds, it’s hard to see why Boehner would want to deliver such a fatal blow to Detroit’s struggling auto industry. Using the loan (not free money, a loan) to reconfigure old factories to make new hybrids would have helped create or protect approximately 40,000 jobs…
…Jobs that are part of America’s future as a clean energy leader, not its past.
The infographic below explains more about the myriad of benefits that are possible when we support green jobs. Maybe Boehner should take a look.
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Top image credit: Flickr – greenforall.org
Graphic Created by WellHome Energy Audits