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Create Jobs Now! A WPA for the 21st Century

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Create Jobs Now! A WPA for the 21st Century

Post by Guest on Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:44 pm

The top issue in every poll is the need for jobs, but President Obama and Congress are ignoring the obvious solution: a WPA for the 21st Century modeled after FDR's successful program, as advocated by Nobel-prize winning Paul Krugman.

When FDR was inaugurated in 1933, four years after the stock market crash that launched the Great Depression, the unemployment rate was a shocking 25%. To address the job crisis of his time, President Roosevelt created the Works Progress Administration (WPA) to put millions of Americans to work quickly in useful government jobs.

http://jobparty.us/create_jobs_now_a_wpa_for_the_21st_century

This should have been done three years ago!

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Re: Create Jobs Now! A WPA for the 21st Century

Post by sbraney on Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:08 pm

This should have been done three years ago!

I couldn't agree more - can you imagine if the billions were spent on renewing America? There's so much work to be done everywhere you look - stuff decaying, unattended because of lack of funding. I'm so tired of the "privatization" rhetoric - the only time for-profit operations get around to doing anything is if they're guaranteed a killing, and not everything important is highly lucrative. While some corporations made a bundle on the WPA cheap labor (Bechtel-Hoover Dam) there were so many other infrastructure projects that got underway and it gave people a sense of accomplishment. I look around my own home and wish that I had a few coins to get some things done while I have this time. It's been brutal to say the least. Unfortunately, Obummer used the green job excitement as a scam to get elected.

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