Saturday, December 7, 2013
(WPA workers putting a new roof on a hospital in Baltimore. Photo courtesy of the University of Maryland College Park Archives.)
Across the nation, formerly jobless Americans, working in the WPA, repaired or improved tens of thousands of public buildings.
Today, there are over 24 million Americans looking for work, or additional work, but can't find it (http://njfac.org/).
Earlier this year, the American Society of Civil Engineers gave America's infrastructure a letter grade of D+ (http://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/).
So....why aren't we connecting the dots? (Hints: Plutocracy, apathy, demonization of the less fortunate, and a farcical reliance on the mythical "job creators" to make things better.)