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Second round of stimulus includes green jobs

6/10/2009 10:26:36 AM

Tags: Policy, Politics, Green jobs

On Monday President Barack Obama announced his plans for the next round of stimulus money to create 600,000 jobs.

“There are some who, despite all evidence to the contrary, still don’t believe in the necessity and promise of the recovery act and I would suggest to them that they talk to the companies who, because of this plan, scrapped the idea of laying off employees and in fact decided to hire employees,” Obama said.

Some of the newly proposed initiatives in the $787 billion Recovery Act are environmental. Politico reported that some of the new jobs will be in the Department of Interior, Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency.

The new wave of stimulus will create 107 jobs for National Parks, 200 jobs for new waste and water systems in rural areas and begin clean up work at 20 superfund sites from the national priority list.

The purpose of the stimulus is job creation but environmental gains are being made at the same time, keeping the campaign promise of new green jobs.

In an effort of transparency, Obama also announced the start of a new Web site The Web site makes it easier for people to track stimulus spending. 


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Collin V
6/16/2009 12:33:53 AM
Let just hope that the proposed plan of Obama would be a success because many people already don't have job because of the laying off of many company. And because of this, the crime rate is increasing and one of those is robbery. Store robbery, or small scale robberies, hasn't skyrocketed during this recession the way it was assumed they would. This doesn't mean store robbery doesn't happen, as payday loan stores are the preferred targets these days, and a recent incident in California went far more awry than previous incidents. A man robbed a payday lender at gunpoint, and then when police were on their way, he grabbed an elderly customer and forced him into a vehicle at gunpoint. Then, a car chase ensued, as the man sped off starting in Lake Forest, and flying through the Laguna area at speeds upward of 120 mph. He was captured, and will need short term loans for a lawyer for his store robbery defense. To read more, please visit

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