Carol Platt Liebau
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The Washington Times reports that the Department of Labor will be giving out $100 million in "grant funding" to states to prevent layoffs by businesses (which, obviously, would damage the President politically). 

Under the plan, the federal grants will go to states, which will then hand it out to businesses that agree to pay employees as part-time workers, rather than laying them off.  Our tax dollars will be used to supplement the part-time pay so that they receive their full-time salaries.

Obviously, this gambit is a thinly-disguised scheme to use taxpayer money for the President's personal political advantage.  Whether it prevents a higher unemployment rate -- or just reduces the number of disgruntled, laid-off voters in the run up to the election -- it's an abuse of the taxpayer purse.

Who wants to bet that the grants will be targeted primarily at states the President needs to win?
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Carol Platt Liebau

Carol Platt Liebau is an attorney, political commentator and guest radio talk show host based near New York. Learn more about her new book, "Prude: How the Sex-Obsessed Culture Hurts Young Women (and America, Too!)" here.