Liberals are setting women up for failure
By J.J. Jackson
If one only listens to the bullet points, one gets with the impression that liberals are the most compassionate people on the face of the Earth. Forget that that compassion is with other people's money and the sweat of other people's brows. It is only when you dare to delve a little bit past the headlining talking points that the real horror that is their ideology is revealed. Pick any issue you like. It does not matter. All the sugar coating in the world cannot cover up the bitter fruit that liberals really pedal. Sadly, it is true. The self-professed champions of the downtrodden, the poor, racial minorities, women and any other group they think they can get away with exploiting do nothing but set them up for further failure. All one has to do is be willing to look at the results of their proposals.
Case and point? The United States Department of Labor is focused like an environmentally friendly laser beam on helping women find "higher paying jobs in the clean energy economy." Ah yes, those compassionate liberals. They have nothing but the interest of women at heart. Right?
The specific initiative is called, "Why Green is Your Color: A Woman's Guide to a Sustainable Career". It was launched in Portland, Oregon last week. But I do wonder something. During this presentation, was there any mention about how unsustainable careers in the "green" sector are? Was there any reference or warning made to the women they claim to want to help that this choice of careers is probably only going to lead them to painful heartache?
The list of failed or failing "sustainable" energy companies is growing by the day. From Solyndra to Ener1 to Beacon Power to Abound Solar to Nevada Geothermal Power to SpectraWatt to Eastern Energy to Fisker Automotive to Sun Power to First Solar to Amonix to A123 Systems, the list is so long that it is an embarrassment. All of these "sustainable" companies, promoted by our federal government and propped up with tax payer dollars for their harebrained schemes, have either gone bankrupt, are going bankrupt or at the very best are staying afloat by casting off deadweight and laying off workers. So you see my previous question is a serious one. Did anyone from the government mention to the women who they want to put into "green jobs" at companies like this that after years of training and promises and maybe, luckily, landing a cushy job at one of them, that their world is more than likely to come crashing down around them?
I am sure all sorts of grandiose promises will be made to make the "sustainable" energy field sound swell. Nevertheless, what happens when reality catches up to those both making said promises and those who believed them and invested time and money into becoming proficient in the needs of these businesses? What happens when these women either get a job and then quickly loose it or cannot find a job in the sector at all because there is no more government money left to buoy them and keep their struggling heads above water? Who will be there to pick up the pieces of their shattered hopes and dreams? No doubt, there will be a government initiate to handle that too. You know, like ninety-nine weeks of unemployment to help ease these women down from heights they were talked up to.
 The DOL Newsletter – March 1, 2012
J.J. Jackson is a libertarian conservative author from Pittsburgh, PA who has been writing and promoting individual liberty since 1993 and is President of Land of the Free Studios, Inc. He is the Pittsburgh Conservative Examiner for Examiner.com. He is also the owner of The Right Things - Conservative T-shirts & Gifts. His weekly commentary along with exclusives not available anywhere else can be found at http://www.libertyreborn.com.