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Published On: Mon, Jun 24th, 2013

Immigration bill includes amendment to give away free cars, bicycles, scooters to young people as jobs ‘stimulus’

While outrage over the new immigration reform bill has rocked Marco Rubio and other architects, the push back may only have just begun.

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Washington Examiner’s Byron York reported in a June 23 article “Opponents of the Gang of Eight immigration bill have spent the weekend looking for hard-to-find changes in a piece of legislation that was substantially re-written by the Hoeven-Corker amendment. But there’s one big change that’s right out in the open — impossible to miss, in fact.”

The article details how the original ended at Title IV, but a new amendment was tagged on: the Hoeven-Corker amendment.

The measure, titled ‘Jobs for Youth,’ provides $1.5 billion in funding for summer and year-round employment opportunities for low-income Americans between the ages of 16 and 24. According to Politicothe funding for the program will come in the form of grants to state and local communities.

A press release from Sanders’ office put it this way: “Sanders had argued that helping unemployed American young people was the least Congress should do in a bill that allows college students from around the world to take jobs that young Americans would otherwise perform.”

According to Sanders, each state would receive a minimum of $7.5 million to run a summer jobs program for young people in 2014 and 2015. States with high youth unemployment would receive a lot more. Many of the bill’s provisions are based on President Obama’s American Jobs Act, which Congress never passed. Sanders claims it would be paid for by “imposing a temporary $10 fee on employers who hire guest workers and international workers who receive green cards.”

(f) USE OF FUNDS.—
(1) IN GENERAL.—The funds made available under this section shall be used—
(A) to provide summer employment opportunities for low-income youth, with direct linkages to academic and occupational learning, and may be used to provide supportive services, such as transportation or child care, that is necessary to enable the participation of such youth in the opportunities

According to the proposed statute as written, all the money would need to be spent in a year-and-three-months period.

“The amounts appropriated under this title shall be available for obligation by the Secretary of Labor until December 31, 2014, and shall be available for expenditure by grantees (including subgrantees) until September 30, 2015,” the part of the provision detailing how long the money would be available for reads.

A GOP senate aide told Breitbart News that for the country to be able to spend $1.5 billion on such a program so fast, it would need to buy, lease or rent motor vehicles  for beneficiaries of the new government handout. The provision that outlines how the money can be legally used for providing “supportive services” like “transportation,” the aide said, could easily be interpreted to mean the money could be spent buying or leasing or renting vehicles for the beneficiaries.

“This appears to give states authority to buy, lease or rent motorcycles, cars and scooters or anything kids want to buy to get to and from a job,” the GOP aide said.

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  1. Johnny Faulk says:

    Why don’t we just take this $1.5 billion and give away $10,000 each to 150,000 youth in america. That’s 3,000 per youth and much more money than they will earn working and without hiring thousands of government workers to oversee the program. Just mail the checks. Its also good for the congress & senate; they will get the votes for helping the disadvantaged.

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