By Associated Press, Tuesday, April 19, 1:30 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. Florida officials are investigating an unemployment agency that spent public money to give 6,000 superhero capes to the jobless.
Workforce Central Florida spent more than $14,000 on the red capes as part of its Cape-A-Bility Challenge public relations campaign. The campaign featured a cartoon character, Dr. Evil Unemployment, who needs to be vanquished.
Floridas unemployment agency director asked Monday for an investigation of the regional operations spending after the Orlando Sentinel published a story about the program. State director Cynthia Lorenzo said the spending appeared to be insensitive and wasteful.
Workforce Central Florida Director Gary J. Earl defends the program, saying it is part of a greater effort to connect with the community. The agency says it served 210,000 people during its last fiscal year, placing nearly 59,000 in jobs.
Now that you've read this let me start by saying WHAT THE FUCK?
Dont the folks who are out of work already have it hard enough? Now I don't believe everyone should get a free ride, but capes? Really?
I can't think of a more demeaning and humiliating waste of taxpayers money ever! I sometimes wonder what the powers that be are thinking! $14,000 dollars for fuckin capes, what is this world coming to? couldn't this money have been better used for training or outreach etc?
Why do I continue to live in the laughing stock of a state? Oh yeah! Winter!
Well just thought i'd vent a little