"For the sake of our security, our economy and our planet, we must have the courage and commitment to change," Obama said in his first formal event in the ornate East Room of the White House.Oh, so it will create millions of jobs?
"It will be the policy of my administration," he said, "to reverse our dependence on foreign oil while building a new energy economy that will create millions of jobs."
General Motors Corp. says it will cut 2,000 jobs at plants in Michigan and Ohio, and it will halt production for several weeks at nine plants over the next six months due to slow sales.No doubt forcing mandates on the auto manufacturers will cost jobs. Where are these millions of jobs the government is going to allegedly create come from?
GM spokesman Chris Lee said Monday that the company will eliminate the second shift at its Delta Township plant near Lansing, Mich., on March 30, and the second shift at its Lordstown, Ohio, plant will end April 6.
About 1,200 workers will be laid off at the Michigan plant, while 800 jobs will be cut in Ohio.
Lee says the cuts are part of the Detroit automaker's continuing efforts to "align production with market demand."