We'll Grow Jobs, Not Lose Them


“66,000 Pennsylvanians will lose their jobs … How dare you do that to my constituents.” — Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL)


Well, last we checked, Rep. Shimkus represents Illinois, not Pennsylvania.

Either way, we urge Rep. Shimkus, and everyone else, to check our www.LessCarbonMoreJobs.org, which maps 2,000 companies across America posed to grow and add jobs under a carbon cap like the one in ACES.

Pennsylvania is one of the states with the most growth potential, since they already have the factories and skilled workers that will be needed to create the infrastructure for a new, clean energy economy.

By the way, Rep. Shimkus’ own state of Illinois also has a lot of businesses that will benefit — although we appreciate his concern for the Keystone State.

But for a local view, talk to Mayor John Fetterman of Braddock, Pennsylvania. He’s been working to get ACES passed because he sees it as the best hope for reviving his struggling steel town.

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One Comment

  1. Posted July 1, 2009 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

    And since when is a Representative of the USA limited to calling people in his own state his own people, and limited to caring only for the state he represents?
    Are we in all states called his people even when we do not live in the state he initially represents?
    I’m beginning to wonder why this website even allows you to open your mouth.
    You are clearly slanted toward liberalism more than you are the economy!
    And, the steel industry only makes money so long as steel is needed.
    Once steel is no longer needed then those industries fall back into recession.
    Also, once the new energy devises have been created there will no longer be the need to employ, so what will happen to those employees once everything that must be built has been built?
    How often do these new energy generating devices break down?
    You are clearly not looking that far ahead, and you should seeing you want to represent the preservation of our environment!
    And, one more thing, don’t the steel industries cause all kinds of poisoning to our environment, or have you excluded that as well?