That doesn't make a whole lot of sense though. Everyone knows that doctors make a lot of money, yet there isn't a huge surplus of doctors.
That's because they have the Universities and the AMA regulating how many doctors actually get into the profession. Also the Government was afraid that there would be a surplus of doctors a few years ago and asked that fewer go through the program. I won't get into it but Doctor pay is probably tied to what they do, years of education, residency and the overhead associated with it.
If it really is that easy to be a programmer then people probably shouldn't be getting paid as much as they are. If, instead, it is a difficult thing which requires years of training, then introducing more people to it won't drastically change anything besides maybe increasing the levels of underrepresented minorities (a very good thing).
It seems like they are just trying to rectify a market imbalance caused by the fact that many people are not aware of what CS is and what programming jobs entail. Eventually we would reach an equilibrium where people are paid a fair value for the work and skills involved.