Yesterday, June 13, 2011, President Obama went to Durham , NC and spoke at the Cree Manufacturing Corporation. The company produces the new “Green Energy” light bulbs.President Obama lauded the company for its job creation in the clean energy field. Let us look at the facts;
- Cree Corporation received $11 million in “Corporate Welfare” and additional $39 million in tax credits.
- Just over 50% of the Cree employees (5,000) are employed in China making the new light bulbs.
- The Corporate leader in a speech in September 2010 while in China, explained Cree does not see itself as an US employer but as a “World” employer
- These are the light bulbs that contain mercury and if they break in your home, you must use Hazmat type activities to clean up the Mercury. ( If you do not believe me, read the box the bulb come in)
While Americans are looking for jobs here, our President chooses to highlight a Company that has exported over 5,000 jobs to China. talk about “Out of Touch’!!!! Americans are not concerned about “Green Jobs”. They want Jobs in Anerica and they want them now!!! He and his Administration need to go!!!
2012 is coming!!!