As millions of American citizens struggle to find decent-paying jobs and make ends meet, the U.S. State Department is blowing millions of taxpayers’ dollars on sewing circles for criminals… in Haiti.
CNS News reported the spending oddity in its popular “Waste Watch” column:
The State Department through its Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs is planning to spend $95,000 to provide vocational training to Haitian inmates in textile production and assembly.
“The applicant should demonstrate an ability to conduct job training on clothing production (including skills such as sewing, tailoring, and/or clothing assembly) within individual prisons in Haiti’s Ouest Department. This training should be hands-on and allow prisoners to get real practice working with textile materials,” the grant said.
The International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) specifically targeted the textile industry, “which is projected to grow in Haiti as the Caracol industrial park and other textile-export businesses commence operations in the upcoming years,” the grant explained.