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Published: Thursday, July 19 2012 12:20 p.m. MDT

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Cottonwood Heights, UT

Typical government program.

It spends 1.39 million dollars to get people to do something for free.

Much of this is spun off from Americorps which is the old Job Corps. That program really needs an honest evaluation to see if it has been worth the cost over the last several decades. In my view it is basically a "welfare dependency" training program, where participants are indoctrinated to look to government for handouts and substitutes to real work. Yeah, they will claim it is for job training and stuff like that, but why are taxpayers spending money for this after 12 years of free public education which should prepare youth for jobs?

In the private sector these would be called "internships" where people go out and seek opportunities to develop and demonstrate work skills to potential employers. That does not require government spending of $1.39 million.

Sorry Charlie!
SLC, UT

@DN subscriber

you really need to do a little more research into AmerCorp before commenting, it is not anything near what you seem to think it is. Most Amercorp workers are College graduates that get paid very minimal compensation to work for non profits as part of a loan forgiveness program.

Bubble
SLC, UT

@DN subscriber
Amercopr workers are primarily college graduates that have agreed to work for a predetermined number of years for nonprofit in return for reduction in their student loans. they work fro a very minimal wage and provide a great service to the non-profits and the clients they serve. they are none of the things you describe.

iron&clay
RIVERTON, UT

Taxpayer funded programs through AmericCorps also includes Public Allies,which was designed to connect young activist socialist organizations, nonprofits and government agencies.
Obama and his wife Michelle have both been executive directors of Public Allies, designed to get out the vote for socialist politicians.

The environmental organizations that are funded through Americorps are seizing the ownership and control of Utah's natural resources for the federal government which is the ultimate monopoly since bankers float all the bonds that underwrite government spending programs and take their percentage on big government debt.

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