You only needed to have watched ABC News Feb. 9 to find another reason that the average, working, or in this case, not-working American, has to be furious with our leadership in Washington, D.C. Two billion dollars of stimulus money has been appropriated for the building of wind turbines, one step on our way to cleaner energy.
Eighty percent, yes, 80 percent, of that money has already or will go to China to manufacture these machines. China is employing thousands of workers to meet the demand, while workers here in that field of manufacturing go begging for work.
A new wind farm just being built in west Texas was used as an example.
Only 300 construction jobs, installing the turbines here, will go to American workers. The machines are being made in China by a facility that employs 2,000 workers.