|Federal solar panel subsidies will kill California jobs.|
Federal "green energy" money will effectively pay California farmers NOT to grow food on their land but to put up solar panels instead. The results: less food for Americans to eat and more unemployment in the agriculture industry.
Socialist Triple Whammy - Bye Bye American Jobs
- #1 - Government subsidies to take farm land out of production to put up solar panels.
- #2 - Government use of the Endangered Species Act to kill California farms & jobs.
- #3 - BONUS - The solar panels will be made in China creating jobs there & not in America.
In the real estate boom a few years ago California agriculture was in danger from the constant pressure of development.
But no more.
Instead of houses, now it's armies of Federally subsidized solar panels that are threatening to crowd out farming and eliminate real jobs in the agriculture industry.
There appears to be no end to the insanity of Socialist Democrats with or without the leadership of Comrade Obama. Because, make no mistake, their insanity is not limited to Obama. Killing the American Dream of free enterprise, jobs and wealth is deep in the Democratic Party itself.
The conflict has been building throughout the Central Valley over the last year, even sparking a lawsuit against the Fresno County Board of Supervisors by the California Farm Bureau Federation last month.
Closer to home, the issue came to a head at the Kern County Board of Supervisor's meeting, reports Lois Henry of the Bakersfield Californian.
|The solar industry will kill jobs|
A slew of tax incentives and federal stimulus dollars have made solar energy production both increasingly attractive and feasible in recent years, igniting what had been the sleepy cousin of renewable energy.
Even more recently, Pacific Gas & Electric worked a deal with the California Public Utilities Commission to fast track large scale solar energy facilities that could plug directly into utility substations throughout the San Joaquin Valley.
Hence, the great Central Valley solar rush is on.
Kern County planners suddenly found themselves with 32 proposals for solar power generation facilities encompassing 17,000 acres of solar panels.
About 9,000 of those acres are considered prime farmland.
Productive farm land can churn $3,000 to $4,000 per acre back into the local economy via permanent jobs, seed, fertilizer, vehicle purchase and repairs, etc., according to local farmers.
After all who needs local jobs and locally grown food? That is crazy talk to want those. Let's just keep using tax dollars to pave over our farm land and eliminate jobs. What could possibly go wrong?
For more about the insanity of job killing Socialism see our article THE FEDERALIST - "The People's Republic of California."
Sean Hannity - "Federal made dust bowl" (2009)
|Save a fish - Kill a farm|
Would France rip out its storied vineyards? Would Juan Valdez scorch Colombia's coffee crop? Sri Lanka its black pepper harvest? China its tea? But the Socialist Government of the US is using the Endangered Species Act to "save" a fish and kill our agriculture industry.
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