This comes to us from the Orlando Sentinel, which brings us a story so ridiculous it must be emphasized that this is not a spoof piece.
The OS reports:
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.” They said the campaign’s tone risked minimizing the severity of the region’s labor problems.
They probably want to spend the money on capes because the cape producer/seller is buddy buddy with one of the agency officials.
This is what the State deems appropriate to spend your money on – capes.
It should come as no surprise given that they have spent trillions upon trillions on machines whose sole purpose is to kill people. Given that, the spending of money on superhero capes seems benign.