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.