Originally Posted by razorwire77
I partially agree with you, although I think this is an oversimplification of the issue and honestly, exemplifies a failure for Dems to frame an issue and communicate how clean energy can have a drastic positive effect on the economy. Dems always get backed into the "The Prius and Solar Panels" talking points. . . the Frank Luntz "let's frame green energy as a no good hippie pipe dream" narrative is something the Dems should have pushed back on and they haven't effectively done that.
When I think Green energy, I think a huge part of case that should be presented is a massive power grid update initiative. The energy efficiency and cost savings would be tremendous. The jobs that would be created both in the private and public sectors would be immense. A terrorist attack on our antiquated grid could be catastrophic.
As far as the education goes, I think the initiative should focus on retooling America's workforce to meet the demands of the 21st Century. The days of graduating from high school with a "C" average, walking down to the local Ford plant and getting a decent assembly line job are gone and they aren't coming back. The present day system of education has become so narrowly focused on reading/writing grill and kill initiatives in response to state mandated testing, that we no longer teach things within context.
That's fine and good in the long term, but that's a 20 year plan. People are hurting now. They don't expect things to change overnight, but they do expect things to change after several trillion dollars and four years.