U.S. Department of Labor At It Again! $10 Million For Cambodian Child Labor!

J.J. Jackson | August 19, 2012 

You would think that, with the government running a deficit in the trillions every year in recent history, there would be some sort of belt tightening going on.  Not at the Department of Labor though.  Nope.  Perish the thought.

After earlier this year soliciting bids for $6 million grant to deal with child labor in Liberia, of all places, the USDoL, at the behest of Congress, is now offering up another $10 millionto deal with child labor in Cambodia!  Americans are suffering under a sluggish economy and our government racking up debt like there is no tomorrow (hopefully, for Obama’s Presidency there isn’t) and we are sending millions to foreign countries to deal with their issues?

I said it before and I’ll say it again.  This is not our problem.  Heck, it might not be anyone’s problem!

“… the fact is that the standard of living in countries like Liberia is so low that they often need their children to work in order to have enough money to put food on the table.” – J.J. Jackson

Sorry, but that is the harsh reality of what goes on in poor countries that are poor because their governments and their people don’t want to engage in liberty.  $10 million ain’t gonna make a difference.  But it will make some USDoL (and likely Obama) crony rich when they “win” the contract and have government money dropped in their lap.


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