I recently read a blog post by Neal Boortz that smacked me in the face. I voted for Barack Obama and I still believe in the guy, but I gotta tell ya, I am taking a closer look at the Obama Stimulus Plan and the errs of our spending ways.
My masters thesis was about Are There Enough Jobs – An Assessment of Job Availability for the Public Assistance Recipient living in the Public Housing. And from the work that I did over a decade ago, I have to wonder about the Obama Stimulus money and what good the money is not doing if Neal Boortz’s assessment is on track.
Did you know we spent money on educating inner city welfare recipients in particular job skills yet there weren’t any of those types of jobs to be had once the training program was over? Educating people to work in industries that actually need workers is a smart thing to do and there has been a lot of studies to prove this. But, educating people for jobs they can’t get because they aren’t there isn’t such a great idea – it is just plain stupid.
It seems as though the same type of misspending is starting to happen as a result of the Obama Stimulus Plan. And then years later, we’ll prove that it didn’t work…and we’ll scratch our heads wondering what we mismanage next.
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