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Wash. Times: AmeriCorps Birthday Bash Baloney

Washington Times, September 23, 2014 AmeriCorps birthday bash baloney A paltry record and statistical illusions cannot be ignored by James Bovard President Obama and former President Bill Clinton were surrounded by a swarm of gray-shirted devotees Sept. 12 as they celebrated the 20th birthday of AmeriCorps on the South Lawn of the White House. Mr. […]

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USA TODAY: AmeriCorps at 20 is a Wasteful Flop

USA TODAY,  September 12, 2014 AmeriCorps at 20 is a wasteful flop: Column by James Bovard One part political slush fund, one part window dressing, youth service program failed to grow up. President Barack Obama welcomed a flock of AmeriCorps recruits to the White House this morning to celebrate AmeriCorps’ 20th anniversary. They were joined […]

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Foreign Aid Clobbers the Third World

From the FFF‘s April 2014 issue of the Future of Freedom – Foreign Aid Clobbers the Third World by James Bovard The U.S. government loves to preen about its generosity to the world’s downtrodden. However, a long series of presidents and their tools have scorned the evidence that their aid programs perennially clobber recipients. Nowhere is this […]

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Washington Times: Blighting Youth with Bogus Government Jobs

Washington Times         June 26, 2014 Hurting youths with government make-work summer ‘jobs’ Public employment teaches the wrong kind of work ethic By James Bovard The District of Columbia’s Summer Youth Employment Program starts June 30 and continues through Aug. 8. D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray is attempting to avoid the front-page bureaucratic train wrecks that […]

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