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Every million that spawns only one job is a million that cannot finance 270 average Pell Grants for needy college students.

And every billion that vanishes into green bankruptcy is a billion that cannot help impoverished Americans heat their homes with government assistance.

It would be refreshing to see liberals fight as hard for poor people as for solar panels.

Undeterred, the president chases the sun like a motorist speeding west across the desert as dusk approaches. He swears that the sun is within his grasp. Yet it stubbornly remains just beyond the horizon.

Too bad Mr. Obama won’t finance his self-defeating solar road trip with his own money.

Deroy Murdock is a columnist with the Scripps Howard News Service and a media fellow with Stanford’s Hoover Institution.