From President Obama, from Hill Air Force Base in Utah:
These are good-paying jobs that are helping folks enter the middle-class.
The president was referring to a new program with the goal of training 75,000 people by 2020 for the solar industry. An economically viable industry doesn’t need the government to train its workers. Obama and other renewable energy advocates insist that they can be competitive—some day—but right now they need subsidies, tax breaks, and other government goodies. If Obama has his way one of those goodies will be training, but those “folks,” including veterans (now a target of Obama solicitude), will probably end up on the same scrap heap as Solyndra. That’s what happens when governments substitute their judgments for the market’s.