The White House trotted out Labor Sectretary Hilda Solis to Charlotte yesterday to try to fool more people into believing their “the stimulus has saved or created a bunch of jobs – no really, we’re serious!” propaganda.
This line has got to be a pretty tough sell, especially here in the Tar Heel State. I blogged yesterday about how NC has lost 108,000 private sector jobs since the stimulus was passed.
Details from Solis’ visit reveal the economic ignorance of the defenders of corporatist, deficit-fueled government control of the economy.
U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis visited the manufacturing plant for Celgard, the Charlotte-based lithium battery maker, in an effort to highlight success stories from the Obama administration’s stimulus bill.
Celgard received a $49 million grant last year as part of the stimulus, which is helping pay for an expansion of its south Charlotte plant and the construction of a facility in Concord. The expansions are expected to create 200 jobs statewide within Celgard and more than 1,000 jobs among its contractors and suppliers.
The Obama administration has lavished attention on Celgard, which it considers a success story.
So, $49 million in wealth was destroyed in order to prop up this politically-favored zombie company that couldn’t survive without a government handout. And this the Obama team considers a “success story”?