“Mister Green” Obama Flies To Iowa on Gas Guzzling Jet To Visit Wind Factory On Earth Day

Another day, another lame Obama publicity stunt.  Does anyone know how much fuel it takes to feed Air Force One for a trip to Iowa?  And for what?  For the President of the United States to talk about how the windmill facory he visited is absolutely VITAL to the economy.

But as the AP reported, “The wind energy plant where he spoke, and received a tour beforehand, is a shadow of what it replaced — a Maytag Corp. appliances plant that built washers, dryers and refrigerators.

It employed some 4,000 in a town of 16,000 residents in jobs that paid about $30,000 to $40,000 a year.

Trinity Structural Towers has roughly 90 people working at the old Maytag site, a number that is expected to grow to about 140.”


Fill er up! “Is that the Iowa coastline?”

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By Associated Press Writers Philip Elliott And Mike Glover

NEWTON, Iowa – Marking Earth Day with a pitch for his energy plan, President Barack Obama on Wednesday called for a “new era of energy exploration in America” and argued that his proposal would help the economy and the environment at once.

“The choice we face is not between saving our environment and saving our economy — it’s a choice between prosperity and decline,” Obama said in his first post-election trip to Iowa, the state that launched him toward the White House. “The nation that leads the world in creating new sources of clean energy will be the nation that leads the 21st century global economy.”

But Obama’s promise of preserving natural resources and jump-starting the economy ran smack into the reality of this economically struggling town about 30 miles east of Des Moines. The wind energy plant where he spoke, and received a tour beforehand, is a shadow of what it replaced — a Maytag Corp. appliances plant that built washers, dryers and refrigerators.

It employed some 4,000 in a town of 16,000 residents in jobs that paid about $30,000 to $40,000 a year.

Trinity Structural Towers has roughly 90 people working at the old Maytag site, a number that is expected to grow to about 140. Mark Stiles, a senior vice president at Trinity, which builds the towers that support wind turbines, said workers at his factory make about $17 an hour, plus benefits.

“This is a piece of the recovery, but we think it’s a nice piece,” Stiles said.

Read the rest:
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Related:
http://michellemalkin.com/2009/04
/22/humans-make-earth-day-better/

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