Dec 12, 2013
Obama Wants to Send Unemployed Back to School
Posted on Jul 14, 2009
At 14.1 percent, Michigan’s unemployment rate is the highest of any state. So it was a fitting setting for the president to announce his plan to spend $12 billion retraining the unemployed in community colleges. This plan would be a lot more exciting if its budget didn’t inevitably have to be compared with the trillions we’ve thrown at lousy banks.
AIG alone got about 15 times as much money after it helped wreck the world economy.
Here’s another storm cloud, while we’re on the subject: Unemployment is expected to go up before it goes down.
But it’s nice to see some attention being paid to the growing horde of out-of-work Americans.
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