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Job Corps: An Unfailing Record of Failure

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From the 2008 Outcome Study of Job Corps, David Mulhausen, Ph.D says:

“For a federal taxpayer investment of $25,000 per Job Corps participant, the 2008 outcome study found:

  • Compared to non-participants, Job Corp participants were less likely to earn a high school diploma (7.5 percent versus 5.3 percent);

  • Compared to non-participants, Job Corp participants were no more likely to attend or complete college;

  • Four years after participating in the evaluation, the average weekly earnings of Job Corps participants was $22 more than the average weekly earnings of the control group; and

  • Employed Job Corps participants earned $0.22 more in hourly wages compared to employed control group members. “Job Corps does not provide the skills and training necessary to substantially raise the wages of participants. Costing $25,000 per participant over an average participation period of eight months, the program is a waste of taxpayers’ dollars.

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Qui tam (commonly pronounced as “kwày tæm”) is an abbreviation from the Latin “qui tam pro domino rege quam pro sic ipso in hoc parte sequitur” meaning “who as well for the king as for himself sues in this matter.” 

Black’s Law Dictionary defines a qui tam action as “an action brought by an informer, under a statute which establishes a penalty for the commission or omission of a certain act, and provides that the same shall be recoverable in a civil action, part of the penalty to go to any person who will bring such action and the remainder to the state or some other institution.”

Qui tam is a provision of federal and state False Claims Acts that allows private citizens to file a lawsuit in the name of the federal and some state governments against individuals and entities who fraudulently obtain government funds while claiming an award in the event of a recovery.

Federal and state qui tam statutes have been enacted in order to effectively identify and prosecute government procurement and program fraud and recover revenue lost as a result of the fraud.

The qui tam provision has had the effect of privatizing government legal remedies by allowing private citizens to act as “private attorneys general” in the effort to prosecute government procurement and program fraud. Most of the recent successes in qui tam cases have been against healthcare and pharmaceutical companies. For example, in September 2009, the Federal Government announced the largest recovery ever in a qui tam case – over $2 Billion Dollars against Pfizer, Inc. (a case in which EY attorneys represented 2 of the whistleblowers). Other successful qui tam recoveries have been against defense contractors, energy companies, financial institutions, public education providers, NASA contractors, and construction and public transportation. Recoveries under the federal FCA along exceed $14 Billion Dollars.

 

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