The President points to a revolutionary new solar plant that will employ 1,000 people and power 140,000 homes. The plant is possible because of the President’s investments in the clean energy economy, which Congressional Republicans want to eliminate.
I really believe in the steps we have taken towards a green energy and alternative energy path. We need to push this and make it go forward in a huge way. Just another reason to keep the Democrats in power... because as the President said, the GOPers and teabaggers will just end all the projects that are in the works and that are helping our economy.
I think this is the future of our economy. We can bring back manufacturing and more jobs by building these power plants and by building the parts they need. We have several of these plants already working in this country, but we need more.
This is the time for us to make the point and push toward a new way forward. Let's make this our "mission to space" moment as JFK did. If we can each push and contact our reps and get our voices out that we want this. We can do it.
The President said it best in the last paragraph of his message:
We can go back to the failed energy policies that profited the oil companies but weakened our country. We can go back to the days when promising industries got set up overseas. Or we can go after new jobs in growing industries. And we can spur innovation and help make our economy more competitive. We know the choice that’s right for America. We need to do what we’ve always done – put our ingenuity and can do spirit to work to fight for a brighter future.
Let's do this.