Brown pledges 'green' jobs, but costs loom
- September 15, 2010
- Jan Brueckner, economics professor and department chair, is quoted in the Redlands Daily Facts September 15, 2010; also ran in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin and Contra Costa Times
From the Redlands Daily Facts:
On Labor Day, Democrat Jerry Brown finally kicked off his campaign for governor with an expected pledge: to create 500,000 jobs.... "California doesn't have any money for this stuff, so it's kind of beside the point," UC Irvine economics professor Jan Brueckner said. "Clearly, stimulus-type spending for construction jobs would be a great thing, because we know California construction has taken a huge hit during the downturn, and one of the arguments is that the Obama plan didn't do enough of that," he continued. "But again, it's beside the point, because California doesn't have the money right now to provide to taxpayers even what it is supposed to."
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