Still mounting up

April ’14, the White House:

President Barack Obama said the government will expand job-training and apprenticeship programs with a $600 million effort to equip workers with the skills sought by employers.

June ’14, Pawtucket:

The MY LITTLE PONY franchise remains a cherished brand worldwide by fans of all ages. Behind a successful global entertainment, licensing and retail strategy which re-launched the brand in 2010, MY LITTLE PONY has grown to represent approximately $650 million dollars at retail across all consumer products in 2013.

Not that I have a problem with spending more money on pony than on job training, mind you.


  1. Brett »

    18 June 2014 · 10:37 pm

    Problem is the $650 million came from people who freely chose to spend it, which doesn’t include me. The $600 million was spent by people who didn’t choose to spend it, which did include me.

  2. CGHill »

    18 June 2014 · 10:45 pm

    Not to mention the vast disparity in Value Received.

  3. McGehee »

    19 June 2014 · 8:39 am

    Amen, Charles.

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