20 February, 2021

Joe Biden—Man of the People

Biden Signs Major Executive Order That Puts An End To Trump's Industry Apprenticeship Program (lifezette.com)

President Joe Biden just signed an executive order that revokes an order made by Donald Trump in which the former president gave federal funds to apprenticeship programs that are created by industries, calling for more government-controlled alternatives.

Trump signed Executive Order 13801, Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs),  back in 2017. This order made it possible for “trade and industry groups, companies, non-profit organizations, unions, and joint labor-management organizations” to create their own apprenticeship programs that would be used to help workers develop the skills that the economy needed but that universities are either not providing, or are providing at a cost that is unaffordable for many Americans.

I can’t think of a single good reason to do this. President Trump’s (R-USA) executive order provided true assistance to working class Americans at almost no cost to the government. I can understand if you think more needs to be done, but why would you rescind what’s already in effect, and not just expand on it?

There are no good reasons. So, I’m left to speculate on bad ones. There are lots of those.

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