The wordplay’s almost as bad as the waste

News from Florida:

State labor officials asked their inspector general Monday to investigate why a Central Florida agency wants to spend public money to furnish the unemployed with capes.

 

Dubbed the “Cape-A-Bility Challenge,” a $73,000 public-relations campaign by Workforce Central Florida features a cartoon character named “Dr. Evil Unemployment” and includes handing out about 6,000 red superhero capes to jobless Central Floridians.

 

The campaign, revealed Saturday in a report in the Orlando Sentinel, was met with derision by many unemployed who questioned spending more than $14,200 on capes and $2,300 on foam cutouts of “Dr. Evil Unemployment.”

http://www.johnlocke.org/site-docs/lockerroom/edna-incredibles.jpgI must say that Dr. Evil Unemployment is as ridiculous a cartoon character as anything Raleigh dreamed up. On the plus side, he is marginally more winsome than the North Carolina Zoo’s Snotty the Snot Otter.

 

 

 

Also … No capes!

Jon Sanders / Research Editor and Senior Fellow, Regulatory Studies

Jon Sanders studies regulatory policy, a veritable kudzu of invasive government and unintended consequences. As director of regulatory studies at the John Locke Foundation, Jo...