Skip to comments.The Obama Job-Training Juggernaut
Posted on 06/12/2011 1:39:35 PM PDT by Hojczyk
This much is clear. The Obama stimulus has funded vital workforce training expenses for a $100,000 nepotistic fraud ring in Charleston, W. V., that splurged on pet care, bar tabs and luxury hotel stays. A con-artist family employed by the state siphoned off job-training money that was supposed to subsidize technology education for 200 elderly West Virginians.
In Tampa Bay, Fla., the local Workforce Alliance squandered tens of thousands of tax dollars on lunches at Hooters, cupcake delivery fees and VIP country music concert tickets.
In Iowa, $730,000 in federal job-training cash from the stimulus law was redistributed to well-off graduate students to pay off their student loan debt In Washington, Job Corps administrators helped themselves to untold gobs of job-training cash by approving bogus invoices and creating ghost employees.
Tale as old as time.
Cato Institute analyst James Bovards seminal work on the federal job-training juggernaut says it all: Many, if not most, of the participants in federal jobs and job-training programs would be better off today if the programs had never existed. Aside from wasting scores of billions of dollars, government manpower programs distorted peoples lives and careers by making false promises, leading them to believe that a year or two in this or that program was the key to the future. People spent valuable time in positions that gave them nothing more than a paycheck or a certificate, while they could have been developing real skills in private jobs with a future. The fallacy underlying all job-training programs is that the private sector lacks the incentive to train people for jobs.
Remember: Government job-training programs dont create jobs. They create bigger government payrolls, redistribute unemployment and perpetuate the illusion of economic recovery and prosperity. Its a juggernaut too big to fail and too entrenched to kill.
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Such a shame. All they had to do was file for a few thousand Pigford payouts and all their troubles would have vanished!
In most cases I’m sure that the recipients of the largess consider the cash as a mere down payment on the juicy reparation checks that will be coming later.
Democrats - Thieves, Thugs, Thralls and Thickheads.
Wherever there are concentrations of money and power, there are ALWAYS concentrations of corruption, a fact of which our Big Government, socialist president has lost sight.
Or perhaps he counts on the corrupt to cast their votes for him in 2012.