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Green Jobs in Obama's Stimulus Package

1/6/2009 12:30:00 PM

Tags: Obama, economy, stimulus, Congress, jobs, green jobs, stimulus package

President-elect Barack Obama traveled to Capitol Hill Monday to gauge congressional support of his proposed $775 billion economic stimulus package. He met with Senate and House leaders from both sides of the aisle.

The stimulus plan includes billions in tax cuts for workers and businesses and billions in tax incentives for job creation.

The president-elect urged Congress to pass the stimulus plan within one month.

The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) is asking its supporters to mail their Senators and Representatives a letter requesting that the stimulus plan invest in green jobs.

The ELPC has a sample letter for supporters to copy and mail. The letter says, “As my representative, I ask you keep the stimulus clean by investing in public transit, passenger rail and smart growth solutions ...”

The letter encourages Congress to invest in green transportation rather than new roads, creating new jobs while ending the country’s dependence on oil. Of the $775 billion package, more than $100 billion is tax incentives for businesses with job creation. The ELPC is asking that those new jobs be green.

Visit the House and Senate websites to find the addresses of your Representative and Senators and tell them what you think about the proposed stimulus package.

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4/22/2009 2:40:57 PM
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4/22/2009 2:39:57 PM
Since 2001, GoodWork has been connecting green-minded Canadians with meaningful opportunities to contribute and be employed. GoodWork is now Canada's most popular green jobs site. - Money deposited by direct deposit

2/3/2009 11:45:23 AM
im confused.. is the stimulus for the people like last time?

1/23/2009 12:06:09 AM
It seems that growing or maintaining your business in today’s lousy economy is extremely difficult. We need access to every opportunity that we can win. And even large companies are cutting a huge portion of their staff in order to survive. The economic stimulus package proposed of President Elect Obama includes job for the people. The Democrats are arguing that the economic stimulus plan in which Obama calls the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan will be far from effective. Part of it is to increase federal spending in infrastructure and tax cuts. Some believe the mix of tax breaks currently proposed will not provide exactly what the American nation is in need of. Democratic leaders came out strongly against tax cuts outlined in the plan, which would decrease withholdings from Americans’ paychecks and offer tax incentives to businesses that hired new workers. If you are looking for additional information, I found an interesting article from my payday loan source that talks about the new economic plan

1/21/2009 4:01:39 AM

Roger W_1
1/14/2009 10:43:23 PM
In order to regain the economy. President-elect Barack Obama has proposed a new stimulus proposal, but other details are starting to come out. It is called the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan;" the idea is to get more money into the hands of middle and lower class Americans to get the spending cycle going again. The targets for the stimulus, the majority of payday loans consumers, will be getting tax cuts and investment will be made by government into infrastructure such as roads, bridges, and water mains. He also wants to get some cash flow into states that are hurting for revenue. Maybe with a little luck his plan will turn the economy around.

1/11/2009 9:40:32 PM What has changed in 36 years? If you think a new president will change things then you are naive. Our economy, and the major portion of the worlds economy, is based on free enterprise. If you want to change things, create something new that people need and produce it at a price they can afford. Look to the examples of people like Henry Ford, Ray Kroc, and Bill Gates. Create a car that runs more efficiently or on renewable energy, able to be produced at an affordable price, and you'll sell millions of them. It hasn't been done yet. I think it can, but you can bet your hard earned money that no government agency will invent it, they'll just find a way to tax it to death.

jean-guy brochu
1/11/2009 12:00:04 PM
could you have an article on the possible green jobs available now or in the future and where can you get the training necessary to start a business on those areas

1/11/2009 3:44:31 AM

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