Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Texas and the WPA

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

In the state of Texas, home to such anti-government zealots as U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and Governor Rick Perry, the WPA created, repaired, or improved 32,000 miles of road, 7,600 bridges, 800 schools, and nearly 200 parks. (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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