If you’re going to be responsible for creating green jobs it would probably help if you had some idea what one was.

President Obama devoted nearly $60 billion of his stimulus package to building a new green-based economy rich in renewable energy and strategies to cut carbon. But despite the price tag, not one green job yet exists. It comes down to a problem of etymology. No one can yet agree on what a green job actually is.

But don’t worry, Van Jones, Obama’s green jobs czar,  is working on it. He says:

“Well, we still don’t have a unified definition, and that’s not unusual in a democracy. It takes a while for all the states and the federal government to come to some agreement. But the Department of Labor is working on it very diligently. Fundamentally, it’s getting there, but we haven’t crossed the finish line yet.”

Doesn’t that make you feel better that the $60 billion will be well spent?

ht: five feet of fury

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