Obama Announces Plan to Create 10,000 Unemployed Engineers Per Year


Is the prez familiar with the term “cart before the horse”? I didn’t think so:

President Barack Obama is announcing details of a program to train 10,000 new American engineers every year.

Seeking ways to brighten a bleak employment picture, Obama traveled to Durham, N.C., on Monday to hear job-creation ideas from the corporate leaders who sit on his jobs council. One idea he emerged to announce was the engineering training program.

Obama says American companies, like computer chip maker Intel Corp., need the brightest American workers if they want to continue as leaders in technology and innovation.

And of course those workers will never be available to the private sector unless the Obama administration sees to their training. Don’t get me wrong — Obama has tremendous faith in the free market system to handle labor supply and demand… as long as the process is controlled by the government.

I honestly wouldn’t step foot in a building that was designed by an engineer with a degree from “Obama/Biden Tech.”

After Obama announced a plan to train 10,000 engineers, did it occur to any enterprising reporters on the scene to ask, “To do what?”

Author: Doug Powers

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