'Green jobs' that aren't, but counted as such

All administrations have been known to fudge statistics on occassion for political purposes. But this list of "green jobs" that include "oil lobbyists, bus drivers, garbage men, bicycle shop employees and used-record store clerks..." carries that concept a bit too far. Here's an exchange between House Oversight Committee chair Darrell Issa and Bureau of Labor Statistics Acting Commissioner Josh Galvin and Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training Jane Oates on how the administration is counting "Green Jobs." Daily Caller: REP. ISSA: Does someone who sweeps - does someone who sweeps the floor in a facility that makes solar panels, is that a green job?MS. OATES: Solar? I'll give that to -REP. ISSA: To Galvin?MS. OATES: - if you don't mind.MR. JOHN GALVIN: We define - we have a two-part definition -REP. ISSA: We already had the briefing on that. So just answer the question. If you're sweeping the floor in a solar panel production facility, is that a green job?MR. GALVIN: If...(Read Full Post)