Feds Create Jobs For “Low-Income, Disconnected Youth”. “Announced by the president this week, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Summer Jobs 2012 is being promoted as a private-federal partnership in which a quarter of a million unemployed, low-income youths will enter the workforce.” Need more votes? Need to show you created jobs? Need to beef up the ranks of your uneducated minions? No problem!

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Navyvet January 7, 2012 at 12:40 pm

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Didn’t the main slime media just go apeshit about 4-6 weeks ago when Newt suggested the exact same thing. Raaaacissssst!!!!! WTF?????

Olivia January 7, 2012 at 3:18 pm

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Didn’t the main slime media just go apeshit about 4-6 weeks ago when Newt suggested the exact same thing.
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No. Newt suggested that low income youths take the place of school janitors (after firing union janitors—-apparently it never occurred to Newt that those janitors might have children of their own).

I don’t know of anyone who doesn’t think it would be good to have OPPORTUNITIES for disadvantaged kids to earn money. But Newt’s idea showed, first of all, that (1) he knows nothing about the level of skill and knowledge that building maintenance workers need to have, and (2) he’s trying to create jobs that would require the student to work during school hours, when s/he needs to be working on getting an education. What’s more, his idea seemed more motivated by a desire to cripple labor unions than to help poor kids.

Not the same thing as simply trying to create job opportunities. But I can see why you fell for it, of course.

flashingscotsman January 7, 2012 at 5:55 pm

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So, to have a school janitor have a kid working under him to mop the floors, maybe paint a wall or two, so he could be doing the more difficult stuff, would be a bad thing in your eyes? It used to be called an apprentice. It’s how I started my career.

sa_rose January 7, 2012 at 6:51 pm

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Bull. I think every reasonable able biodied person receiving governemnt benmefits like welfare should be in a JOB, earning that money and gaining training and experience. Worked during the Depression, it would work now. And trust me, your local scholl janitor is not a genius, probably has an eight grade education from Mexico and speaks little English. At least that’s how it is here in Texas. Maintenence people are a whole different story.

Babydoll102187 January 7, 2012 at 7:11 pm

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Well, there is a Down thumb that wasn’t an accident!

Oh yeah and um, 16 yr olds don’t vote, so this is PR during an election year. Otherwise this wouldn’t be happening.

whiskeyriver January 8, 2012 at 8:20 am

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As usual Ollie, you are expressing an opinion without knowing all the facts. the majority of these “jobs” are volunteer training positions with no pay for the kids. How many teens do you know who will take a non-paid position whether it is good training or not?

This is just another useless program, a waste of money, and it will do nothing to help the younger folks needing a full time job. Typical Obummer foolishness.

flashingscotsman January 8, 2012 at 9:22 am

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Kinda like Midnight Basketball?

poppajoe49 January 9, 2012 at 5:45 am

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Once again Oblivious doesn’t read the article, she just jumps to conclusions. Why am I not surprised?
Where does it say that they are going to let go of any experienced people to make way for part time, temporary summer workers?

Keeping with the big government mentality, various federal agencies are creating thousands of positions to meet the goals set by a new Obama initiative to find jobs for “low-income and disconnected youth.”

Oblivious is just showing her racism by not wanting young, ethnic minorities to have jobs!

Obama’s Labor Secretary, former California Congresswoman Hilda Solis, hinted that minorities will be heavily targeted, pointing out that “minority youth have had an especially difficult time funding summer employment.” To back this up Solis offered the following statistics; the unemployment rate for African-American youth last summer was 31% and for Latinos it was 20%. That means 900,000 African-American youth and 820,000 Latino youth didn’t work, according to the secretary’s figures.

Sidekick January 7, 2012 at 12:41 pm

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Please call them Workers Brigadez. The only way to get the authentic American youth AND Marxist flavors of the program.

Elrond Hubbard January 7, 2012 at 1:23 pm

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I prefer “Obama Jugend”. Young militants working for the reelection of The One on the taxpayer dime.

Olivia January 7, 2012 at 3:26 pm

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I prefer “Obama Jugend”. Young militants working for the reelection of The One on the taxpayer dime.
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Unless you can produce evidence that Obama is trying to force American youth into such a program, or that it’s primarily about turning youth into Obama supporters, you’re just making a skittish fool of yourself with such terms.

I love the way you righties cry and whine at the idea of Obama doing something that might make people want to reelect him. How devious and dishonest! Doesn’t he know that it’s un-American to go around doing things that might benefit the nation’s poorest and most vulnerable? @@

Elrond Hubbard January 7, 2012 at 3:46 pm

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“…the idea of Obama doing something that might make people want to reelect him.”

Yes, that’s the idea, spending the taxpayers’ money to facilitate Obama’s reelection. As a voluble leftist from Chicago you undoubtedly approve. But usually candidates spend their supporters voluntary contributions toward that end.

sa_rose January 7, 2012 at 6:53 pm

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And you are as blind as a cave dwelling skink. “None is so blind as (s)he who will not see.”

Olivia January 7, 2012 at 3:22 pm

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Please call them Workers Brigadez. The only way to get the authentic American youth AND Marxist flavors of the program.
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Poor Sidekick. Whenever he wants to bitch about Obama, but doesn’t have anything of substance to go on, he trots out the “Marxist card.”
Never mind that this plan is hardly anything new under the sun, or that he himself has touted the value of work and “personal responsibility” for disadvantaged youth—-it’s linked with Obama’s name, and therefore it’s “MAAAAAAAARXIIIIIIISSSSTTTT!”

flashingscotsman January 7, 2012 at 5:57 pm

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And you don’t think these disadvantaged kids will get any pep talk about how Obama created the program for them. You’re dumber than I thought. And that’s saying something.

Elrond Hubbard January 7, 2012 at 3:54 pm

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Hey, it’s another Olivia thread and she’s starting the New Year with a bang! Welcome back, we missed your smugness, scorn and Obamaphilia. :)

drb January 7, 2012 at 3:58 pm

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We have?

Elrond Hubbard January 7, 2012 at 4:12 pm

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Sort of, the way you miss a crazy aunt.

flashingscotsman January 7, 2012 at 5:58 pm

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Come on, drb. You missed having her around for a few laughs. Admit it.

sa_rose January 7, 2012 at 6:54 pm

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I wonder why she hasn’t been over to defend honor killings yet?

Babydoll102187 January 7, 2012 at 7:25 pm

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Can’t wait to see what she says on the Michelle Antoinette thread…

drb January 8, 2012 at 5:22 am

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Oh, that right wingers are RRRRRRAAAACCCCIIISSSTTT, of course.

drb January 8, 2012 at 5:20 am

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Nope…I enjoy the quiet.

flashingscotsman January 8, 2012 at 9:23 am

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Quiet’s no fun! We need the pot stirred once in a while, and she IS funny.

drb January 8, 2012 at 10:06 am

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Palin stirs the pot enough for me and Palin is much more pleasant, IMHO.

deepthinker January 7, 2012 at 6:18 pm

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Sound too me as if barry and the communist party democrats are buying votes in the hood and other places. Where has he been for the last three years? Not giving a damn is exactly where he and they have been.

If it were not an election year, there would not be the big effort on the apprenticeships. Now that barry has come up with the idea of having underprivileged youths work with others it’s a great idea. Gingrich did it and he was a damn racist for suggesting it.

I wonder what the guidelines for being in the program will be? Just ask for it and you are counted as having one of the “jobs” What are those who are doing the “hiring” going to be expected to put up with and let go by? Just asking is all.

Notsosilent January 7, 2012 at 11:55 pm

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Does this mean Olivia will actually get a job instead of sitting in her mom’s basement typing witty and crud comments? I suggest they put her on the dead animal patrol, where you get a pickup truck and a shovel and you got out and scrap and bury all day long…..Maybe you’ll be scraping and a passing big rig will blow you off the highway….

RIM January 8, 2012 at 6:16 am

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These will be stand-around, do-nothing jobs, which does nothing but disguise more redistribution of wealth. Oh, and how do you determine who is disenfranchised or disconnected?

Sidekick January 8, 2012 at 6:21 am

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How do progs always determine who is disenfranchised or disconnected?

FormerlyDeanH January 8, 2012 at 7:10 am

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The same way the utopiators know everything! They. just. know.

Can’t argue with the smartest people in the world!

whiskeyriver January 8, 2012 at 8:46 am

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That’s why libs don’t argue with us, all they can do is throw out the raaacist card or spout Lame Stream Media bullshit. They never had an original thought and it scares them to death when they meet someone who uses their head for something other than a hat rack.

flashingscotsman January 8, 2012 at 9:26 am

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Yes, these jobs are just training positions before moving into a genuine paid position with the federal government. Stand around, do nothing, get paid for it. And great benefits!

The qualification will be if you have a taxpayer provided cellphone.

poppajoe49 January 9, 2012 at 5:51 am

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How do progs always determine who is disenfranchised or disconnected?

Skin color

Sidekick January 9, 2012 at 9:27 am

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FTA:
So far three federal agencies have committed to create a combined 19,424 jobs for the low-income, disconnected minority youth. The Department of the Interior, which manages the country’s national parks, will lead the way with 12,000 positions in various wildlife refuges, environmental restoration projects and tribal lands.

How about creating a pro business regulatory and tax environment to encourage the PRIVATE sector to hire these unfortunate youths. No, a prog ever does that when the government is their answer to everything.

whiskeyriver January 8, 2012 at 8:42 am

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I hope I did this right. If not the article can be found at NewsBusters.com. The Obummers job program for youths is like most of his policies, all smoke and mirrors with on real benefit for anyone.

Obama to launch summer-jobs initiative

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.

The initiative was hatched after Congress failed to approve a $1.5 billion summer-jobs fund that President Obama had been seeking as part of the American Jobs Act.

“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.

In 60 days, the administration plans to create a jobs bank in order to facilitate more hiring of youth for summer jobs.

If that “jobs bank” (which by the way probably duplicates dozens which already exist) works like Cash for Clunkers, school will be in session again in August and September before anyone is placed.

The main point though, is that the AP wouldn’t tell readers that about 60% of these “jobs” aren’t jobs at all (one must get paid to be classified as holding a job and being employed, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics spokesperson). Even Wasson at the The Hill chose to obfuscate a bit by only concentrating on the number of “paid” positions. I doubt that either the AP or Wasson would be so considerate to a Republican or conservative president.

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2012/01/05/ap-item-summer-jobs-initiative-omits-how-110000-180000-opportunities-are#ixzz1isyIAVnB

Progressive Hemrrhoid January 8, 2012 at 8:44 am

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And just how many of these disadvantaged inner city youths are going to want a job that dosen’t pay anything? Hell they can make more money just doing what their doing now, living on welfare, or as part of a gang.

Notsosilent January 8, 2012 at 9:41 am

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Perhaps some of these poor youts can get jobs picking up OWS poo from the sidewalk….