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Hmmm...gee. I read David Sirota's diary and was a bit flummoxed that President Obama's administration, apparently through USAID, was actively outsourcing 3,000 jobs to Sri Lanka to the tune of $20 million or something.

I mean, $20 million is a lot of money.  And as a lot of commenters rightfully pointed out, that's $20 million more dollars that could be spent here! On creating jobs here!

Because, as we all know, the President obviously doesn't want to create jobs here.  At all.

So, I did some digging...looky what I found, via Progressive States much was spent on the stimulus package alone, on worker training, right here in the good ole U.S. of A? NEARLY $4 BILLION DOLLARS:

Training Funds:  $3.95 billion is provided for the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) to fund job training and employment services.  $2.95 billion will be distributed to states using standard WIA formulas, with $1.2 billion for youth activities, $1.25 billion for dislocated workers, and $500 million for adult activities.  It also provides $50 million for YouthBuild, $750 million for a new competitive grant program for worker training and placement in high growth and emerging industries, and $200 million for the dislocated workers assistance national reserve.

Lest you think this is some sort of Obama-bot propaganda, I hasten to point out, again, the source of this is Progressive States Network...of which, Mr. Sirota himself was a Founding Co-Chair.

$4 billion for worker training in the U.S.A. vs. $20 million for a USAID program dubbed as "outsourcing."

You make the call.

Originally posted to wmtriallawyer on Thu Aug 05, 2010 at 12:43 PM PDT.


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