Wednesday, June 16, 2010
A New Deal
When the new deal was begun there were a few things that we seem to have lost sight of. First, the creation of public assistance demanded that the recipient work if they were able. Second, that unemployment compensation was a temporary fund (12 weeks). Today we let people on unemployment sit around and collect a check and we continually extend unemployment which has bankrupted the system. We have lots of stuff that can be done around the country by people in either situation that used to be done by paid public employees. Put them to work maintaining trails in the parks. Ridding public land of invasive species. Working the gulf clean up. Rehabing inner city housing. The list goes on and on.