Obama spends $20 million to create 14 green jobs in Seattleby Jonathan DuHamel on Aug. 17, 2011, under Energy, Politics
Last year, with great fanfare, the city of Seattle received a $20 million federal grant to invest in weatherization, insulating buildings to save energy. The program was supposed to create 2,000 green jobs. The score so far, more than a year after the program was initiated: three homes have been retrofitted with insulation and 14 jobs, mostly administrative have been created.
See the story in the Seattle PI here. Story headline: Seattle’s ‘green jobs’ program a bust.
And we wonder how to cut federal spending.