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Florida residents encouraged to fight Dr. Evil Unemployment
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It was not difficult to find critics when the Orlando-area government job-service engine Workforce Central Florida said it was spending more than $70,000 of federal stimulus money to help the laid-off by handing out 6,000 satiny capes for jobless "superheroes" to "fight" "Dr. Evil Unemployment." "Absolutely absurd" was the reaction of a laid-off customer-service representative. Several critics interviewed by the Orlando Sentinel noted such an awkward program further erodes the unemployed's fragile self-respect.