Put America back to work:  Reinstate The Works Projects Administration (WPA)
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Put America back to work: Reinstate The Works Projects Administration (WPA)

    1. James Ferrigno
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      James Ferrigno

      San Francisco, CA

With an annual budget of 500 billion taken from defense and corporate taxes the WPA would put almost all Americans back to work, stabilize the economy, improve infrastructure, clean up the environment, slow global warming, build parks, schools and bridges and restore our country to what it once was. A nice place to live.

People could be put to work cleaning up the environment including the gulf and planting trees in our cities and national forests, as well as, building schools and hospitals, providing health care, building a true national public transportation system, installing solar panels, rebuilding New Orleans, doing medical and energy research and restoring our infrastructure. Let us not forget many of the unemployed are skilled and some have PhDs.

This would also include forgiving all student loans and making all student loans zero interest in perpituity.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Jennifer Austin EAST OLYMPIA, WA
      • over 1 year ago

      This is a no-brainer. We have a failing infrastructer and a huge workforce to fix it.

    • gordon keehn CLEVELAND, OH
      • almost 2 years ago

      The US really was great. Now it has just about nothing and it is loosing more all the time. This will lead us back to the right track.

    • Donna-Lee Phillips EUREKA, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      This worked during a previous depression, under a President with the courage and vision to see that putting Americans to work on rebuilding the country made sense. The billions now diverted to defense and corporate taxes would pay for this program, thus accomplishing three things at once--making the taxes fair, putting Americans in real jobs, and rebuilding a country which is badly decaying in almost every arena.

    • Deirdre Moore SAN DIEGO, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I'm signing this because it can work! It makes perfect sense!

    • Susan Cummmings BAYTOWN, TX
      • almost 3 years ago

      We are the beneficiaries of wonderful buildings, bridges, dams and parks as a result of the WPA of FDR. Now is the time for similar program to shore up our aging infrastructure and to put people back to work!


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