Monday, February 13, 2012

You Know What's Better Than A "Jobs-Training" Program"?

Actual jobs.

The government can't create those, however - as Barack Obama has finally learned, almost a trillion dollars too late - so they do what they feel, sadly, is the next best thing:

President Obama will announce Monday an $8 billion commitment to forge partnerships with community colleges and businesses to train two million high-skilled workers, the White House said.

The President will discuss the program at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Va. The plan will provide funding to community colleges and states to partner with businesses to train workers in areas such as health care, transportation and advanced manufacturing.

Driving around New York City, you'll see an occasional "job training" facility. They are usually newer buildings, named after that particular district's congressperson. And they are uniformly empty. Much like the storefronts of the buildings around them, or the eyes of the occasional passer-by.

But hey: If they won't cut taxes and/or give us a "refund" of what is already ours, they have to show they are doing something with the money, right?

I feel like we're living in Blazing Saddles, with Barack Obama as Governor William J. Le Petomane, and Valerie Jarrett as Hedley Lamarr:

Governor William J. Le Petomane: We have to protect our phoney baloney jobs here, gentlemen! We must do something about this immediately! Immediately! Immediately! Harrumph! Harrumph! Harrumph!
Governor William J. Le Petomane: [pointing to a member of his cabinet] I didn't get a "harrumph" out of that guy!
Hedley Lamarr: Give the Governor a harrumph!
Politician: Harrumph!
Governor William J. Le Petomane: You watch your ass...

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