Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Kentucky and the WPA

(Flag of Kentucky, public domain image, courtesy of Wikipedia.)

In the state of Kentucky, home to such "government-is-the-problem-not-the-solution" stalwarts as U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and U.S. Senator Rand Paul, the WPA created, repaired, or improved 14,000 miles of road, 3,600 bridges & viaducts, hundreds of schools, and 167 playgrounds and athletic fields. (From the Final Report on the WPA Program, 1935-43, by the Federal Works Agency. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1946)

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