But we have to raise taxes to pay schoolteachers (part xx)?
I’m sure there was no political influence involved in this decision-making process:
The Labor Department paid out hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal stimulus funds to a public relations firm to run more than 100 commercials touting the Obama administration’s “green training” job efforts on two MSNBC cable shows, records show.
…Spending reports under the federal Recovery Act show $495,000 paid to McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations LLC, which the Labor Department hired to raise awareness “among employers and influencers about the [Job Corps] program’s existing and new training initiatives in high growth and environmentally friendly career areas” as well as spreading the word to prospective Job Corps enrollees.
Nearly half a million dollars spent to “raise awareness” about government initiatives.
One hopes that the point of “raising awareness” was to cause employers to make use of these programs. Hire the people who complete them. Not just create “employers and influencers” who can bob their heads in unison and truthfully say “I’m aware of that.” But:
…the contract didn’t report any jobs created, according to records reviewed recently by The Washington Times.
Oh, pish posh. Surely it created at least one job at McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations LLC?