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December 24, 2013 - 5:32 am

The United States Department of Labor has made a $5,000,000 grant of U.S. taxpayer dollars to Morocco.

From the Department of Labor press release:

The project aims to reduce child labor in the Marrakesh-Tensift-Al-Haouz region of Morocco by promoting children’s participation in educational programs and delivering vocational training focused on sectors, such as farming and ecotourism. Additionally, it will offer support to youth of legal working age to secure quality employment opportunities.

The press release further states U.S. taxpayer dollars will be used in Morocco ”to promote access to social services for families and help them improve their livelihoods by providing access to microlending and savings programs and other activities to increase household resilience.”

 

J. Christian Adams is an election lawyer who served in the Voting Rights Section at the U.S. Department of Justice. His New York Times bestselling book is Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department (Regnery).  His website is www.electionlawcenter.com. Follow him on Twitter @electionlawctr.

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Folks, Morrocco just sent the local al'Qaeda outfit running, and have long been good allies of the US. They don't need to bribed into not attacking their neighbors, like Egypt, and stick by us better than the French.

Five million is less than what Obama's vacation is costing, and if it helps a good ally,it's money well spent.
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The price of sea-view condos on the French Riviera is sky rocketing. About 60% of every US taxpayer dollar sent to the mid-east is siphoned off and goes into the pockets of senior local politicians. Who knows, some of this money might even go to US embassy folks or their close relatives. Again, prices are going up!!
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Somewhere I read, many years ago, that the longest diplomatic instrument continuously in force involving the United States is a treaty of friendship and commerce between the United States and Morocco. It doesn't actually involve either party doing anything, just says we're friends. The Continental Congress signed it, if I remember right, in early 1776, before the Declaration of Independence. They watched us fight several wars without fighting our enemies, we watched them get invaded and conquered by the Frogs...but we're still friends with Morocco.

Weird that we're doing it through the DoL though. I'd be happier if we had one agency for this sort of thing rather than dozens, but I'm in favor of the idea of reducing child labor overseas...good idea...
35 weeks ago
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the president is a MUSLIM - his middle name is HUSSIEN. he hates the USA and is doing all he can to give whatever he can from the USA to the 3rd world muslims and communists.
IMPEACH THIS TRAITOR NOW. THROW HIM IN JAIL
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Folks, Morrocco just sent the local al'Qaeda outfit running, and have long been good allies of the US. They don't need to bribed into not attacking their neighbors, like Egypt, and stick by us better than the French.

Five million is less than what Obama's vacation is costing, and if it helps a good ally,it's money well spent.
35 weeks ago
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I agree, but I'm still confused about why this is being done through the DoL. Are *all* out executive agencies now trying to regulate outside our borders?
35 weeks ago
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Because the Administration couldn't hide the expenditure in the military budget.
35 weeks ago
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Your taxpayer dollars in action. Who knew that Moroccans were eligible for American taxpayer benefits?
35 weeks ago
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xhunter, I mistakenly reported you with a clumsy finger. I apologize.

Fred
35 weeks ago
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I meant to post this reply:

One of my most common complaints is that today's government is completely out of control and demonstrates poor executive and lower-level management and little financial management. Lower-level managers have tenure (literally can't be fired or punished in any significant way for throwing money around recklessly) and can get the idea they have powers never intended for their use. The government has an endless amount of unaccountable money to throw around, your money.).
The Dept of Labor has no business rewarding Morocco nor any other country, friend or foe.
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Just for the record, government employees do not have tenure, or anything like it, and can be fired. The problem is that it takes work, record keeping, and infuriates the unions. It also requires management with the courage to confront misbehaving or incompetent employees, a trait not found in great measure in mid-level government management.

It also requires higher level managers, including political appointees, who will back up the supervisors with the guts to accept the responsibility to do the job. Not likely in this administration.

It is functionally almost impossible to get the job done, though a few successful disciplinary actions can do wonders for the effectiveness of whole departments. So, while the government unions would love for everyone to believe in "tenure", it just ain't true. Firing government employees is possible, though it, like practicing Christianity, is mostly just something that was tried and found difficult, and avoided.
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I'm a Federal employee. I did a project for a Master's class on the Federal workforce and found documentation that government workers as a whole are more likely to die on the job than they are to be fired. So while it is technically true they can be fired, it is very unlikely, particularly if they are a member of a protected class.
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Of course you are right, Dave. I should have put the sarc symbol after 'tenure' or changed the sentence to this:
"Lower-level managers have something very close to tenure (it is extremely difficult to fire or punish them in any significant way for throwing money around recklessly) and can get the idea they have powers never intended for their use.
35 weeks ago
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the $5,000,000 should come from the salaries of the Labor Dept morons who did this.
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I make my kids rake the leaves, mow the grass, take out the trash, and put their clothes in the laundry...since I don't have the maid and gardener those morons have...is it child abuse or can I qualify for some of that $$?
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It's child abuse, Thom. Didn't you get the memo? The libs don't like parents teaching things like "responsibility". It messes up their plans.
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