OUTRAGE OF THE DAY: $22 Million Of Your Tax Money Goes To Train IT Workers In Sri Lanka

Wednesday, August 4, 2010
By Paul Martin

So much for keeping tech jobs in America.

Gus Lubin
Aug. 4, 2010

On the plus side, America is training impoverished Sri Lankans in a major growth sector. USAID will spend $22 million for local training, including Enterprise Java courses for 3,000 Sri Lankans.

Unfortunately, this Obama-originated program cuts right into White House pledges to keep IT jobs in America.

Information Week:

As recently as Monday, Obama, speaking at a Democratic fundraiser in Atlanta, boasted about his efforts to reduce offshoring. The President said he’s implemented “a plan that’s focused on making our middle class more secure and our country more competitive in the long run — so that the jobs and industries of the future aren’t all going to China and India, but are being created right here in the United States of America.”

At what point does endemic US unemployment lead to sour grapes on the aid front?

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