The comments came as Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which is designed to streamline the federal workforce training system.
"It will help us bring those programs into the 21st century by building on what we know works, based on evidence, based on tracking, what actually delivers on behalf of folks who enroll in these programs," Obama said. "More partnerships with employers, more tools to measure performance, more flexibilities for states and cities to innovate and to run their workforce programs in ways that are best suited for their particular demographic and their particular industries."
The president said he was also ordering his Cabinet to implement changes, including reforming the way job training grants are awarded to make them better align with industries that are hiring. Federal training programs will also have to disclose graduates' employment and average salaries.
Will somebody please tell me where the government has power or the duty under the United States Constitution to run a workforce program? The reason Obama is so thrilled about a bill like this is because it gives more power to the state. This will make the bureaucracy even bigger and waste more money. It will be a way of regulating and controlling industry more. It is another step in his fundamental transformation to a Marxist society.
True prosperity will only come about when all these types of government programs are eliminated. Private industry should train its workers. Private industry will measure if their methods are successful by their bottom lines. Those who do it well will be successful; those who do not will fail. Government has never done anything successfully or efficiently.
This is compromise according to the Marxist/Progressive; we implement our complete control of commerce and society.