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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Federal Jobs Training

That sucking sound: your taxpayer dollars swirling down the drain.

From the Washington Guardian on January 24, 2013:
Investigators say officials weren't carefully measuring whether the grants were effective in getting people jobs and other goals

You'd expect a program to help train workers in new skills would have grades to measure how well the students learned. And you'd expect the program itself to be graded on whether it actually helped those students find employment after they graduated. But that's precisely what a Labor Department jobs program failed to measure for grants it made in 2010 and 2011, auditors say.


In fact, investigators think more than one-third of the programs -- more than 200 grants out of 560 that were handed out -- might have failed, at a total cost approaching $230 million.


The objective of the grants "is to contribute to the efficient functioning of the U.S. labor market by providing high quality job training, employment, labor market information, and income maintenance services," the IG said. But investigators found that both the stimulus projects and non-Recovery Act projects were completed without any consistent idea if they had helped secure jobs -- yielding no lessons to apply to the next round of grants....
Read the rest HERE.

Federal grants are deemed "gift aid" and do not have to be repaid.

The fleecing of the American taxpayer continues apace:


  1. Up the Creek Without An Oar

    Take your wallet out;
    Never mind the pain.
    While Uncle Sam takes all your bills
    Then throws them down the drain!

    (Sung to the tune of Row, Row, Row Your Boat.)

  2. Paying people to learn how to make buggy whips is just another way to buy votes with your money.

  3. So let's see if I understand this correctly. After spending hundreds of billions of dollars on an education system that produces mush-brained morons, people incapable of adding, or reading and comprehending anything above a comic book, or even the ability to write a sentence ... we now are going to spend billions more teaching them how to work in the federal bureaucracy?

    My god ... are we daft?


  4. Sadly, few care, yet Obama wants to raise our taxes to waste more. Disgusting.

  5. FT, you really are a very funny man. Your silly little rhyme made me burst out laughing. It really did. Thanks for the much-needed comic relief.

    Helen Highwater

  6. "an education system that produces mush-brained morons, people incapable of adding, or reading and comprehending anything above a comic book," RENDERS PEOPLE SPINLESS, BRAINLESS AND DEPENDANT UPON POLITICAL CHARLATANS LIKE OUR CURRENT FRAUD!

  7. Money flushed down the toilet like the video from DHS. NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT A PAIR OF SCISSORS! (I thought a nice touch to it was the sign on the door [@ about -4:56] as the shooter entered.)


    As Seth said in the reply section: "…former USMC special forces, the above information you can rate at C-…for much more detailed information on handling such a situation I recommend checking out a series called Surviving Disaster, which entails a former Navy Seal [SEAL] running through multiple worst case scenario disasters, including an active shooter scenario, which was very well done. I recommend this series to everyone wanting to be self sufficient in such instances."

    But I really like the ones from Safety Sue... hmmm... 'Safety Sue'... SS... hmmm.


    Hey... these are for real folks! It's called 'Government Busy Work.'

  8. If you dig deep enough into a story like this you'll likely find that there were some jobs created. Many of them bureaucratic jobs working for the government to Administer the programs that don't work. And of course all those jobs require membership in a union which pays dues which are then funneled right back to the Democrat Party.

    These jobs training programs are a scandal. But who is going to do anything about it? All Dems have to do when criticism is raised is accuse Republicans of being against helping people to find work. It's like saying that you're against children.

    There is no accountability for these programs. Good intentions are what matters. And Dems know they can exploit emotions without facing any scrutiny.


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