Thursday, January 05, 2012

Obama to Create 180,000 Summer Jobs

Well, that's not strictly true. Obama's proposed summer jobs are really private sector "work opportunities." And of the 180,000 work opportunities, 70,000 are wage earning paid jobs leaving 110,000 work opportunists out in the unpaid work field we once called slavery.

The Hill:
President Obama on Thursday will unveil a summer-jobs initiative that the White House says is already on track to create 180,000 “work opportunities” in the private sector in 2012.

That is the number of opportunities, which includes mentoring and unpaid internships, that companies have told the administration they are willing to create. Some 70,000 jobs are paid, the White House says.
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“Today’s announcement is the latest in a series of executive actions the Obama administration is taking to strengthen the economy and move the country forward because we can’t wait for Congress to act,” a White House statement reads.
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Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said the “opportunities” are all new and were not jobs that would have existed anyway.

“The president has been clear that where there is gridlock with this Congress, he will act,” she said. She noted that the unemployment level among those aged 16 to 24 is 16 percent, far higher than the 10.7 percent in 2007 before the recession began.
I wonder how many of those companies willing to create work opportunities were threatened in some way in order to bribe and bamboozle voting age students to vote Obama in November by offering non-paying jobs to nowhere. I know many college students and I can't think of any who will think this is a fabulous idea they must jump at just to have something to do for the few weeks of summer break. Sounds like a dumb idea that will go nowhere fast.

2 comments:

RG said...

Election season, the only reason.

Always On Watch said...

Every time Obama makes one of his announcements, I hear these words in my head: "Boy, what a load!"