As if things couldn't get worse for the U.S., which hopes 'green jobs' will restore it's industrial core, here's the truth: We haven't got the resource base to do this.
China supplies most of the world's rare earth minerals that makes much of high-tech possible. They've been selling most of their output to us, but that's about to change.
This article is a bit long, but well worth the trouble to read in it's entirety.
It sucks to be us....