Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Get on the phone

This is my question: Do politicians and government policy makers call each other? If I had the job of figuring out how or whether to build a jobs program using some stimulus money that comes through the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families welfare program, I'd get some bright person on my staff to call the other places and find out how it's done...

Get on the phone

This is my question: Do politicians and government policy makers call each other? If I had the job of figuring out how or whether to build a jobs program using some stimulus money that comes through the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families welfare program, I'd get some bright person on my staff to call the other places and find out how it's done. Or I'd call myself. Why do people constantly need to invent things themselves? If something works elsewhere, do it that way! Beg and borrow -- it's not stealing! 

My morning riff is based on the story I wrote in Monday's Philadelphia Inquirer on Delaware's use of this money for a jobs program. California also has a successful program.  

Jane M. Von Bergen Inquirer Staff Writer
About this blog

Jobbing covers the workplace – employment, unemployment, management, unions, legal issues, labor economics, benefits, work-life balance, workforce development, trends and profiles.

Jane M. Von Bergen writes about workplace issues for the Inquirer.

Married to a photographer she met at her college newspaper, Von Bergen has been a reporter since fourth grade, covering education, government, retailing, courts, marketing and business. “I love the specific detail that tells the story,” she says.

Reach Jane M. at jvonbergen@phillynews.com.

Jane M. Von Bergen Inquirer Staff Writer
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