This will rub a lot of people the wrong way: Millions of stimulus dollars going to massage schools

by editor on June 9, 2010

Maybe it’s a good idea to give all our tax dollars to massage schools. Because at the rate we’re going, we’re all going to need a nice, relaxing massage.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has the deep tissue details:

Massage and beauty schools, online universities and other for-profit colleges in Georgia and across the nation are cashing in on federal stimulus spending, collecting $2.2 billion in tuition grants for low-income students, public records show.

That represents nearly a quarter of the stimulus money spent on these grants to date.

In Georgia alone, millions of dollars are going to massage schools and beauty schools. Lord only knows how much is being spread around the rest of the country.

Because of how the government is tracking the stimulus spending, it’s impossible to break it down precisely by state. But the records show profit-making schools that have campuses or corporate headquarters in Georgia have received more than $550 million of these stimulus funds.

Among them are University of Phoenix, American InterContinental University, Royal Beauty Careers and Atlanta School of Massage. Beauty and massage schools with ties to Georgia have received $3.3 million through the stimulus program alone.

There may be stimulus involved, but this will not be a happy ending massage.

Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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JJJRO
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Don’t hate clowns… people don’t choose to be clowns, they’re usually born that way.

USN-RETIRED
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USN-RETIRED

Ah, and Congress gets the rejects?

SCDiver
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SCDiver

I laughed at both your comments and then sighed. Sad but true, in so many cases.

Thumbs up, by the way 😉

SCDiver
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SCDiver

So I’m now at home and actually get to watch this and the only thing I can’t get past is the clowns. I hate clowns!!

matthew s harrison
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I once was getting a real massage at a place in Chicago, about 12 months after the first time I broke my back.
The masseuse was a nice woman, but terribly ugly(I am not being rude here, she was just very homely). So, after my P.T., I go in for the massage-cause I was spassing badly in my obliques…..long story short, she whispered in my ear that she could make it a happy ending-and I was like WTF? This is a reputable PT joint and this sasquatch is offering me a rub and tug. So, I politely declined….needless to say, I didn’t go back, cause I figured at some point she was going to offer the same to a copper, and the place would get raided.
So, on to another PT place, where my therapist was super gorgeous, single, and I thought…………..

moudoka
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moudoka

I thought it was pretty funny myself, but did kinda wonder, the same as Kimmy did, what happened. A buxom Asian woman is the first thing you see. Well, from my viewpoint that isn’t a bad thing.

As for the stimulus money, well, at least it’s stimulating something.

KimmyQueen
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OK… So I come into the site and all I see are two gigantic boobs staring back at me. I had to look and verify I was in the right site. For a second I believed I stumbled into another kind of site. Had I been at work or had a young person (child) next to me… I gave this clip ten seconds. I am not a prude, but this looks pornish to me. Is this a clip from a porn “movie”? Because if it is… uhm it is not a good look I Hate The Media.

Now with that said, I had at one point considered becoming a massage therapist. It is actually not a bad career, but considering that bureaucracy is at play, we have no idea how many of these “massage” and beauty “schools” are actual accredited schools with actual people who are not into the whore massage business and that my money could go to these businesses is most definetly not a good thing.

SCDiver
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SCDiver

“There may be stimulus involved, but this will not be a happy ending massage.”

Hahhah–I was just sitting here wondering if the massages would be anything like the ones they used to give in the Philippines… Subic Bay, that is 😉

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USN-RETIRED

Did you mean Pubic Bay? 😮

SCDiver
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SCDiver

Hah! I stand corrected!! 😉