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Holger Krahmer was right to criticize green jobs as a scam ("Green New Deal is a raw deal for the U.S.," Commentary, Monday). "Green jobs" are a pretext for corporate welfare that destroys American jobs.
For example, the stimulus package is using taxpayer subsidies to replace American jobs with foreign green jobs. Seventy-nine percent of its green-jobs funding went to foreign firms.
Spain's green-jobs program, a model for the Obama administration, has been a costly failure, destroying jobs and contributing to that country's fiscal crisis.
Mr. Obama's biggest green-jobs proposal, a global-warming bill, would expand ethanol subsidies, which harm forests and water supplies. Ethanol subsidies cause famines and food riots in poor countries such as Afghanistan by reducing food supplies.