Paul the Spud has been yapping “about Obama’s embracing of Bush’s Faith Based Organization (FBO) plan.” He quotes an A.P. article, and boldfaces this sentence:
Obama contended he is merely stating long-held positions — surprising to some, he said, after a primary campaign in which he was “tagged as being on the left.”
Then Paul the Spud adds:
Forget that “taking a page from President Bush” makes my skin crawl. Forget the “aggressive reach” for Republicans. Forget the “centrist themes” in regards to guns, spying on Americans (I refuse to call it “government surveillance”) and capital punishment. Forget the use of Reagan. All of this give me hives, but riddle me this, Batman:
Paul the Spud quotes from Obama’s speech, posted at Obama’s campaign site. About Obama’s plan, he observes:
Obama recognizes the fact that many FBOs, as opposed to social services organizations, secular or otherwise, that are trained and experienced in providing services that have had their budgets gutted by the Bush administration, may not be equipped to provide best services. Instead of returning that money to the organizations that were already doing good work, he’s going to give more money to the organizations that may or may not know what they’re doing.
Then, his big plan for training these FBO’s is to take already overworked organizations that are struggling to provide services for their clients with minuscule budgets and staff, and have them train these FBO’s to do their jobs. Isn’t that just a brilliant bit of outsourcing?
In addition, is “training the trainers” optional? If so, then there will be some FBO’s that will be paid to provide services they’re not trained to provide, or if not, they will be told by the government how to provide their services. How does that work with the separation of church and state? And how is that fair to FBO’s?
And that’s why Paul the Spud says, “I’m living in a cuckoo clock.”