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Shipping Jobs Overseas

Recorded on July 12, 2012

From The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook.

America 's economy limps along while politicians fight about who's responsible.

Part of the debate is over outsourcing—having work done overseas rather than in the U.S. Businesses often want to escape our high taxes and crushing regulations, and take advantage of lower wages elsewhere.

But now we learn that our own government has supported jobs overseas.

Many of the green energy subsidies in that notorious stimulus bill ended up supporting manufacturing of windmill parts, electric batteries and other components in places like China, Finland, Denmark, even Spain and Russia.

The core problem is that money has been thrown wildly at the notion of green jobs. The feds can't even explain what a green job is. And a recent official report says the most common green job in America is a janitor. For that, we're spending billions of dollars?

From The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook.