- The California Clean Energy Jobs Act from 2012 raised corporate taxes for businesses operating in the state of California in order to subsidize and pay for clean energy programs and projects.
- Many of these projects were supposed to be focused on state schools.
- The objective of the legislation was to generate over $550 million on an annual basis and create, out of thin air, 11,000 “green jobs.”
- But the Associated Press recently reported that the objectives are not being met and that more than half of $297 million that has been given to schools has been eaten up by consultants and energy auditors.
- The oversight board that was created by the law to oversee the entire program and submit annual progress reports to the state government has never even met.
- Oh, and those 11,000 green jobs, only 1,700 have been created so far, less than 20% of the objective. Pathetic.
- In a July public opinion poll from Gallup, they found that the current 114th Congress, the current Congress, has an approval rating of 17%.
- The long term average of previous polls on different sessions of Congress is more than twice as much at 34%.
- According to GovTrak.com, the last two Congressional session have enacted fewer laws than any other Congress since 1947, 114 laws in each session.
- The current Congressional session may pass substantially fewer laws than this pathetic 114.
- Notes: a whopping 420 bills sponsored, but only 9 getting out of committee for an effectiveness score of 2%. Do you know of any job or position in the real world where you would keep that job if your success rate was 2%?
- Notes: At least Senator Casey was busy, sponsoring 420 mostly ill fated pieces of legislation over eight years, more than 50 a year. Congressman Neal has been around for 26 years, about four times longer than Casey but with only 160 bills sponsored, less than 7 a year. Pathetic.
- Notes: In Congress for 14 years and a grand total of ONE sponsored bill got through committee.
- Notes: Seven years in Congress and yet to get any sponsored bill through committee.
- Notes: Twelve years and Congress and yet to get one bill through committee.
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