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GWB revives worker training in America!(9 posts)

GWB revives worker training in America!PdxMark
Jan 19, 2004 7:53 PM
GWB will announce a bold vision to pump $120 million into community colleges to revitalize worker training throughout the country. This bold vision will give countless unemployed & displaced workers the chance to pull themselves up by their bootstraps.

With 1200 community colleges in the country, each school could get a staggering $100,000 to help revitalize sluggish regions around the country. Why, with tuition increases following state budget problems everywhere, that could cover tuition for tens of people, AT EACH SCHOOL.

He really IS the education President.

Now, as for that $6 billion he snuck out of the education budget...
This bold initiative...PdxMark
Jan 19, 2004 8:43 PM
would cover nearly 1/3 of the 2002-2003 budget of our local community college. That is, the $120 million earmarked for the entire country would cover 1/3 of our local community college budget.

So the question is, does he think that $120 million matters even a tiny bit, or that we the people are so stupid that we'll just read the headline and not do the math... I think it's the latter.
the bad newsSpoiler
Jan 19, 2004 9:05 PM
Schools who didn't support the war are not eligible. You're either with us or against us.
really? nmPdxMark
Jan 19, 2004 10:51 PM
Train to do what? (nm)Spoke Wrench
Jan 20, 2004 7:25 AM
Quick, Dick........What can we throw to the masses.?MR_GRUMPY
Jan 20, 2004 7:36 AM
The small print is that all who accept the training will have to implanted with a tracking device, to monitor their movements and actions.
Those dirty dirty masses.
re: GWB revives worker training in America!Continental
Jan 20, 2004 8:06 AM
It's approximately enough money to buy each student 1 pizza per week for 1 semester. This will do as much for education as the proposal to have the federal government promote marriage will do for the nuclear family and the proposal to spend $1 billion developing hydrogen powered cars will do for energy independence and the environment. Who comes up with these wacky proposals? Republicans don't like them. Democrats don't like them. Anyone with an IQ over 70 can see right through them.
Who comes up with these wacky proposals?rufus
Jan 20, 2004 9:17 AM
karl rove.

KR: georgie, let's make it look like we care for the unemployed by throwing a piffle of money at job retraining, and then give it huge PR like it's a huge and significant new policy

GB: ummm, ok. will it help me get re-elected?

KR: sure. just like the medicare reform, clean skies bill, it's another issue we can take away from the evil Dems. and that "man on the moon" thing shows tremendous spirit and optimism, shows you're a man with big ideas, the vision thing.

GB: all righty then, let's do it. have you seen my Madden 2003 anyplace? when's the election again?
Are the people without jobs lacking skills?ColnagoFE
Jan 20, 2004 8:20 AM
I know a ton of highly skilled people in the IT and Telecom industries that are without work due to the bad economy. Seems like the real problem isn't remedial training but the actual lack of decent-paying jobs.