Democrat jobs creation failure now includes government “training” failures too!

I wish I had more time to get into the Cato Institute’s policy analysis paper – written 25 years ago – concerning the ineffectiveness of almost 50 different federal “job training” programs managed by multiple government agencies. With President Obama’s reference to even more federal outreach programs this week, Michelle’s Malkin’s column brings the topic – and their total failure – back to the forefront.

Malkin starts

President Obama campaigned this week for “new and innovative approaches” to America’s economic crisis. So naturally, the futurist-in-chief filched his fresh, bold ideas straight from … the 1930s. The grand new solution to the jobs deficit, according to the White House, is more FDR-style federal job-training spending.

Sounding every bit like the whiteboard eggheads who keep spinning around the Ivy League-Washington revolving door, Obama announced breathlessly: “If we could match up schools and businesses, we could create pipelines right from the classroom to the office or the factory floor. This would help workers find better jobs, and it would help companies find the highly educated and highly trained people that they need in order to prosper and to remain competitive.”

This is an idea that failed before, continues to fail today and will fail in the future – and Obama thinks it’s some sort of new revelation? At least, that’s how he’s trying to spin it.

Go read Malkin’s full column and check out the reference links. You’ll see the link to the 1986 Cato paper and others.

The predictable liberal responses – with absolutely zero data to back them up – will be as follows…

  1. Imagine how bad it would have been if we did not spend the money on these programs!
  2. We absolutely have to spend more money on training to improve the results!

Same old, same old…

5 replies
  1. GdavidH
    GdavidH says:

    This sounds eerily familiar to what was tried in just about every failed communist regime of the past, minus the line about prospering and remaining competative.

  2. Eric
    Eric says:

    Was there ever any question wether the Obama Keystone Kops could handle the big leagues? They’re a bunch of college kids who never worked for a living. Their marxist theories with respect to issues such as business and job creation, social engineering and economics have all been tried by better men then these, albeit wrong headed as well, and have all been abject failures. We have a leadership vacuum in Washington and nothing will happen until we vote these clowns out of the White House. This hopey-changy thing was the biggest mistake since Hitlers Germany. What a mess we’ve got now.

  3. essneff
    essneff says:

    Oye Steve, I?have? a great idea, maybe we need a “JOB TRAINING CZAR” ..?It’s perfect and in line with our young bolshevik president…… after all, centralized planning worked well for the economies of?the Soviet Union & Cuba??

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