With their attentions locked on the ensuing football season, Kentuckians must be forgiven if they don’t become excited enough to perform an end-zone jig in response to Gov. Beshear’s recent press release trumpeting more than 100 federally funded new jobs in the commonwealth.
Xerox Corporation is going to use federal taxpayer dollars to hire more than 100 Kentuckians to operate call centers to assist individuals seeking information on the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange.
The jobs are the direct result of Beshear signing on to Obamacare’s health exchange last year, and – in keeping with his, and Kentucky’s, pattern – chasing every federal dollar dangled in front of the Bluegrass State.
Allowing Beshear, or any government body for that matter, to take credit for any job creation here is already more than generous. After all, when’s the last time a politician created a job without first swiping funds for employment from the private sector?
The answer: Never.