$14,000 on Capes. Tax Dollars At Work.
In what seems like a bad idea no matter how you pitch it an unemployment agency spent public money to hand out 6,000 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 $73,000 campaign features a cartoon character “Dr. Evil Unemployment.”
The capes can be gained through a contest cause what we need to encourage in the unemployed is contests and gambling.
On top of the $14,000 for capes was also $2,300 for cardboard cutouts of Dr. Evil Unemployment. The Florida unemployment agency has asked for an investigation.
In defending the program Workforce Central Florida Director Gary J. Earl has said it was an attempt to connect with the community. During their last fiscal year they put 59,000 people into jobs. With that $73,000, my guess is they could have employed a few more folks directly themselves.
Only in Florida folks….