US Taxpayers Fund “Lifestyle Coaching” For Senate Staff
U.S. taxpayers are shelling out $1.9 million this year to provide U.S. Senate staffers with lifestyle coaching courses.
That’s right … we’re paying for a host of stress relief and interpersonal interaction training seminars for the very people who are running our country into the ground (and causing the rest of us undue stress).
The courses are offered by through the Senate’s Office of Education and Training – which is famous for not being able to spell its own name.
But don’t worry … that mistake will soon be remedied because grammatical skills are one of the many issues addressed by these Capitol Hill courses. Other classes available to Senate staffers? Well there’s a seminar entitled “Be Curious, Not Furious” – which encourages staffers to find ways to understand and relate to their “challenging” co-workers (as opposed to arguing with them). Another is called ”Small Talk: Breaking The Ice In Social Situations” which aims to assist Senate staffers who have trouble opening up during after hours interactions.
“That’s Not What I Meant!” is a class focused on the impact of words – which teaches staffers that “communication is difficult and complex.” There’s even a course on “Forgiveness,” and another on the “Benefits Of A Good Night’s Sleep.”
And let’s not forget the “Pressure Point Therapy Workshop,” which teaches Senate staffers ”how to locate and relieve active pressure.”
Obviously $1.9 million is barely a drop in the bucket of a $4 trillion government … but this sort of nonsense spending adds up across government.
Oh … and did we mention the Senate staffers who are receiving all this lifestyle coaching are also exempted from Obamacare?
Must be nice …