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Although your editorial has some merit there are some important facts that continue to be ignored. Green technology is not anywhere advanced enough to come close to meeting our energy needs. I agree with you that our country should pursue this resource. However, we should not stop there. Americans need jobs now and not some time down the road. We cannot afford to wait for this technology to be advanced enough to meet our needs. I noticed you used the dirty words protect jobs. Essentially this is our main problem. Our so-called leaders treat protectionism as if it's a dirty word. The fact of the matter is that in a global economy, American workers cannot compete. Even if we were to fully develop green technology, businesses would outsource jobs as quickly as they are created. We need to protect the American worker by bringing existing jobs back. This can be done with a carrot and stick approach. Offer tax incentives to companies, but if they do not comply charge either a excise tax or tariff on the guilty parties. This money then can be used to invest in companies that are willing to hire American workers and provide any additional education necessary to train our work force.

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