It was bad enough when, more than 3 years ago, President Obama ratcheted up government spending and the debt with his $831 billion stimulus package, while promising to create jobs and boost economic growth here in America. But now, we're finding out that billions of those stimulus dollars were actually spent helping "green energy" companies overseas!
More than 13 million Americans are unemployed, with thousands more dropping out of the workforce each month. But rather than helping Americans, the Obama Administration is working to create "green jobs" in foreign countries!
Let's take a look at some stimulus "green energy" highlights:
- $2.3 billion in tax credits went to create jobs in foreign countries.
- $1.2 billion went to a solar energy company to help finance a new plant in Mexico.
- $500 million to an electric car company which created hundreds of jobs in Finland.
- Tens of millions of dollars to build traffic lights in China.
These are your stimulus dollars at work and Americans for Prosperity is working hard to bring this unmitigated outrage to light with our most recent television ad, which will run in 8 key states. Click here to see the ad when it goes live at 2:30ET!
The television ad will only be the beginning. AFP will be pushing hard on all fronts (social media, grassroots events, etc.) to ensure that every American knows that we must put grassroots pressure on President Obama for his disastrous economic policies. At 1:30ET today, AFP will be hosting a live press conference in Washington, D.C., to roll out the new television ad as well as our grassroots efforts, and you can watch live via Facebook webcast. Click here to see the press conference live!
Thousands of you joined our No Stimulus efforts before the stimulus passed in 2009. Now, take action once again, and tell President Obama to Stop Tanking America! The President promised to fight for hardworking Americans, but instead, he's stood in the way of projects that would create thousands of American jobs and reduce energy costs. Tell President Obama that American tax dollars should help American taxpayers!
We cannot allow reckless government spending to go unchecked, particularly when the money goes overseas. Spread the word. Tell your family, your friends, your neighbors, and anyone who will listen about this Administration's lack of regard for American jobs and the American economy. And "Like" AFP on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fightback, so you can share AFP's ad via social media. Together, let's expose the hypocrisy of the stimulus dollars sent overseas.
President, Americans for Prosperity