Despite the President's assertions about green energy jobs, some analysts are wondering when they are going to come. A tally of jobs that were created or saved by the stimulus came to 52,000, far off of the Obama's promise to create 5 million green energy jobs in the next decade. Instead of hiring new workers to manufacture parts, companies are using their existing stock or buying from overseas. Many analysts say that few jobs have been created because employers are unclear about the government's energy policy. They worry that no energy bill will be passed that will make them competitive in the industry. Analysts also to point to China as an example of how the United States needs to catch up in green energy production or it risks dependency on China for energy. A government spokesman said that they have a variety of different technologies that they are watching and that they are interested in creating competition amongst energy companies.