Typical government program. It spends 1.39 million dollars to get
people to do something for free.Much of this is spun off from
Americorps which is the old Job Corps. That program really needs an honest
evaluation to see if it has been worth the cost over the last several decades.
In my view it is basically a "welfare dependency" training program,
where participants are indoctrinated to look to government for handouts and
substitutes to real work. Yeah, they will claim it is for job training and
stuff like that, but why are taxpayers spending money for this after 12 years of
free public education which should prepare youth for jobs?In the
private sector these would be called "internships" where people go out
and seek opportunities to develop and demonstrate work skills to potential
employers. That does not require government spending of $1.39 million.
@DN subscriber you really need to do a little more research into
AmerCorp before commenting, it is not anything near what you seem to think it
is. Most Amercorp workers are College graduates that get paid very minimal
compensation to work for non profits as part of a loan forgiveness program.
@DN subscriber Amercopr workers are primarily college graduates that have
agreed to work for a predetermined number of years for nonprofit in return for
reduction in their student loans. they work fro a very minimal wage and provide
a great service to the non-profits and the clients they serve. they are none of
the things you describe.
Taxpayer funded programs through AmericCorps also includes Public Allies,which
was designed to connect young activist socialist organizations, nonprofits and
government agencies.Obama and his wife Michelle have both been executive
directors of Public Allies, designed to get out the vote for socialist
politicians.The environmental organizations that are funded through
Americorps are seizing the ownership and control of Utah's natural
resources for the federal government which is the ultimate monopoly since
bankers float all the bonds that underwrite government spending programs and
take their percentage on big government debt.