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Why Does Trump Ignore These Jobs?

Discussion in 'Business & Economics' started by Old_Trapper70, Apr 24, 2017.

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    Old_Trapper70 Well-Known Member

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    One has to wonder when someone says job creation is his priority why that person, a so-called "leader", would ignore the fastest growing job market in America to focus on the one industry that technology will remove 90% of the jobs from. That is what the right wing calls "leadership, of course:

    http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2017/04/wind-iowa-energy-coal

    "Iowa isn't the only state benefiting from the breeze. Wind farms—and the new jobs that come with them—have swept across the Midwest, where coal and traditional manufacturing gigs have vanished. (Despite what President Donald Trump will tell you, coal jobs started to disappear back in the 1980s, when the steel industry began to sink and utilities stopped building new coal-fired power plants.) In the "wind belt" between Texas and North Dakota, the price of wind energy is finally equal to and in some cases cheaper than that of fossil fuels. Thanks to investments in transmission lines, better computer controls, and more efficient turbines, the cost to US consumers fell two-thirds in just six years, according to the American Wind Energy Association. A federal tax credit—which gives producers 2.3 cents per kilowatt-hour of electricity for 10 years—is set to expire at the end of 2019, but analysts with financial firm Lazard say that even without federal subsidies, the price of wind energy is finally on par with that of traditional energy sources."
     
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