What's a green job? Even the government can't define it: Obama to create 17,000 green jobs. What's a green job? Despite the president's initiative, no one really knows how to count green jobs. A definitive answer is months away. The Christian Science Monitor By Laurent Belsie Staff writer / January 8, 2010 http://www.csmonitor.com/Money/new-...-create-17-000-green-jobs.-What-s-a-green-job President Obama announced $2.3 billion in federal tax credits on Friday, which he said would create 17,000 new "green" jobs. Which is great, except that no one can count green jobs because, fundamentally, no one knows what a green job is. Wait... if "green jobs" are so good, why do we have to spend billions in government subsidies for them? An earlier WSJ article asks the right questions: The 'Green Jobs' Myth The Wall Street Journal http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122886086448792609.html We hope the incoming Obama economics team is paying attention to the worker and industry backlash in Europe. Mr. Obama is still embracing the line from Greenpeace and the Environmental Defense Fund that cap and trade can generate five million "green jobs." If you throw enough tax subsidies at something, you're bound to get some new jobs. But if the money for those subsidies comes from higher energy taxes -- and a cap and trade regime would amount to as much $1.2 trillion of new taxes -- millions of jobs in carbon-using industry are also going to be lost. Lastly, what Green Job in manufacturing can't be done in China cheaper? So are these Green Jobs myths, or just more Obama lies?