Oh no. The ruling class squandered some more of our money. That’s okay, we’ve all got endless sums of it. We’ll keep sending our taxes to Washington until they CHANGE CENTURIES OF PRECEDENT AND START OPERATING EFFICIENTLY.
Nearly half of those trained under a $501 million stimulus-funded green jobs training program didn’t get any job at all! Any many of those who landed employment didn’t get jobs that one might actually consider “green.”
At least the White House minted a new group of people who feel thankful to the government. It turns out they weren’t training people to be green workers. TheY were training them to be Democrats!
From Fox News:
The findings — released in a June report by the Government Accountability Office — showed that only 55 percent of those trained were able to place in a new job, many of which were not technically green jobs. The $501 million in funding came from the 2009 stimulus law.
The report also uncovered that the Department of Labor created a framework that led grantees to broadly interpret the program’s definition to include any job “that could be linked, directly or indirectly, to a beneficial outcome” which led to the gap between training programs and available green industry jobs.
That is, are you the bathroom attendant at a solar power company? Are you their slimy lobbyist? Then YOU are performing a green job!
Meanwhile, according to the Democratic-leaning Brookings Institution, the Obama administration didn’t know what it was doing, but spent money anyway! Who ever heard of government doing such a thing???
“Basically, this is what can happen when you fund large programs amid much uncertainty and when there’s too little data available,” Mark Muro, senior fellow and policy director for the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program, told FoxNews.com.
“In 2009, there was very little hard, detailed, metro-by-metro data available about the particular size, nature, and growth rates of the so-called ‘green economy.’
That is, there weren’t any green jobs, but the Five Year Plan called for green job training, so that’s what happened!
This is why the stimulus should have been structured as tax breaks instead of gifts to President Obama’s friends and favored industries.
Here’s some discussion of the matter on Fox News.
H/T to Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit.