None more green

It’s been no particular secret that the administration’s push for “green jobs” has gotten them nothing but red ink — let’s face it, if even The New York Times has caught on, it’s got to be painfully obvious to the rest of us — but I still think Walter Russell Mead is going to have trouble selling this jobs package:

[W]e could eliminate all forms of welfare and food stamps and offer the unemployed minimum wage jobs pedaling stationary bicycles hooked up to electric generators, solving our budget, poverty, obesity and energy independence problems all at once.

I really don’t think this is enough to keep the Gorebots at bay — all those cyclists will be exhaling carbon dioxide, which will destroy all life on earth¹ — so as an alternative, we can attach cogged belts to the remains of the Founding Fathers and capture the energy generated as they turn over in their graves.

¹ “Yeah, right,” says the nearest plant.


  1. Ric Locke »

    21 August 2011 · 9:43 am

    Moe Lane has a suggestion similar to Mead’s, but like Mead’s it doesn’t go far enough.


  2. fillyjonk »

    21 August 2011 · 2:00 pm

    Funny, in some of my dystopian visions I imagine such a thing being used as a way that the government tries to eliminate the “obesity epidemic.”

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