The White House announced on September 1st that they “will consider any petition that gets 5,000 signatures”. So I dashed off the following petition:

Green jobs TOMORROW, fast & cheap. Here’s how.

The fiction that “tax cuts create jobs” needs to be put to bed once and for all. After ten years of the Bush Tax Cuts and soaring Corporate profits, WHERE ARE THE JOBS? Republicans seem to think that “If we just give them a little more money, corporations will hire people for no reason.” That’s nonsense. Why would any company hire anyone when there is no DEMAND, and they can meet their current demand with the workforce they have now?

You could cut the taxes of a company that makes “kazoo’s for dogs” to zero AND IT WOULDN’T CREATE ONE NEW JOB because there would be NO DEMAND for that product. Simple economics.

DEMAND CREATES JOBS. And when people aren’t buying, the government HAS to be “the customer of last resort.” If the government placed a huge order tomorrow, there would be JOBS TOMORROW.

Simple proposal: Rescind the $4-Billion in tax subsidies for oil companies and use that money to PUT *AMERICAN-MADE* SOLAR PANELS ON THE ROOFS OF 40,000 GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS, OR ORDER 100,000 *AMERICAN-MADE* HYBRID MAIL TRUCKS. Not only would this INSTANTLY CREATE JOBS, it would spark ENTIRE INDUSTRIES with a future, reduce our dependency on oil, reduce greenhouse emissions, and quickly pay for itself (and cut future expenses) with the energy savings.

Or we could just give Paris Hilton another tax cut. I’m sure that will create millions of jobs as well.

The petition can be found HERE. Please sign and send it to everyone you know. Deadline: we need 5,000 signatures by December 20th.