The much touted Stimulus Plan is fast becoming the largest Pork roll since FDR’s WPA dotted the country with new bridges, parks and post offices. Though the WPA employed nearly 8 million workers between 1935 and 1943, the program did little positive effect on the national unemployment levels which hovered in the high teens and low twenty’s until the advent of WW 2. Nor did it boost the national economy. The war took care of that as well. No, I’m not advocating bellicosity as a way to boost the economy. Still, it’s a dangerous world out there and the defense industry pays better wages than any of the green industries do now, or will in the foreseeable future.

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