Is it time to revive the Civilian Conservation Corp. and the Works Progress Administration to provide jobs?
Would American unemployed youth be willing to live in barracks and eat in mess halls while rebuilding our national parks and monuments in exchange for room, board and a small salary. Or would they find it impossible to live without wii's, TV and laptops?
- Anonymous9 years agoFavorite Answer
Shocking - An intelligent question posed on Yahoo Answers.
Some of the best treasures of America were formed and founded via the CCC and the WPA (Yellowstone National Park, Red Rocks Amphitheater, the Hoover dam.) and projects like the Tennessee Valley Authority.
I think a great project would be the building of a nation wide high speed rail system or building windmill farms across America.
Sadly, many Americans circa 2011 would decry such projects as being "communism" and "socialism" (but those very same people are strangely silent when it comes to shameful travesties like the taxpayer funded Wall Street bailout or the ongoing fiascos in Iraq and Afghanistan).
America has truly lost its way...
- lana_sandsLv 79 years ago
Busy work jobs? Why sweat cutting trees when you can stand on a corner selling drugs? It not like there are a lack of US Farms looking for fruit pickers. American blacks left the South & those jobs Last century. Who filled the void? The Mexicans. That is why the Hispanic population has exploded over the last 50 years. Plus we already have busy work things like Job Corps & Americorps. Unemployment only ended due to the Draft & full war production.
- Anonymous9 years ago
Those programs didn't actually work well in the 1930's, so why would anybody assume they would do anything today, except increase budget deficits while not doing anything to increase GDP or job creation.