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Green Choice, Bad Choice

Recorded on June 2, 2011

From The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook.

With lots of bad economic news, President Obama keeps denying that his policies are crippling our economy. Projections of economic upturns keep fizzling. It didn’t help that only 30,000 private sector jobs were created last month; less than a fourth of what was projected and an even smaller fraction of what’s needed.

Trying to show he’s pro-business, President Obama named a new commerce secretary who he touts as a former energy CEO. But it turns out that John Bryson got that position by pushing green energy. Bryson’s larger claim to fame was as the founder of the National Resource Defense Council, which spends millions to file lawsuits to hamper economic development in the name of preserving the environment and preventing global warming. If that’s the White House idea of commerce secretary, no wonder Obama has a reputation as an anti-business president.

From The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook.