Monday, July 13, 2015
Another Joe Hogsett Commercial
Labor Day may still be close to two months away, but Joe Hogsett is saturating the Indianapolis TV market with television ads for his mayoral campaign like candidates typically wait until the final thirty days of a campaign to do, an indication of just how much money he anticipates having to spend on what is likely to be a record-setting, costly mayoral race. His latest ad pitches a summer jobs program for youth that he has proposed, targeting African-American voters.
Hogsett's plan would create 1,000 summer jobs for teens at $8 an hour. He says the plan would not cost taxpayers a dime. Instead, he plans to rely on private business donations and grants to fund the $3 million program.
I'm curious if Hogsett's summer jobs program will be offered to illegal aliens as well. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel expanded the city's 23,000 summer jobs program for youth this year to cover the city's large illegal immigrant population. There is little dispute that chronically high unemployment among African-Americans is largely attributable to jobs filled instead by the tens of millions who make up the nation's illegal immigrant population.