Tuesday, February 10, 2009


As the world’s economy sends an S.O.S. to the United States Congress, the Congress has replied with an S.O.S. of their own -- Same Old Stupidity.

I’m in a bit of a rush this morning so I’ll keep it short. We need a stimulus package to put people back to work . Any kind of work. I don’t care if it’s laying sod or manufacturing condoms. It’s either that or we pay 11 million (and rising) to stay home and collect unemployment. Pick your poison.

Here’s an interesting article for some background.

Wrong Harry
Four million jobs in two years? FDR did it in two months.

”President Obama's $825 billion economic-stimulus package needs a lot less PWA and a lot more CWA.

The PWA was the Public Works Administration, led by Harold Ickes Sr. The CWA was the Civil Works Administration, led by Harry Hopkins. Both were New Deal agencies created in 1933 to get Americans quickly back to work at a time when unemployment reached 25 percent, its highest point in U.S. history. The PWA failed. The CWA succeeded. “

Read it. Think. Decide if you want a stimulus bill now to avoid double digit unemployment of if you want a PWA/CWA after millions more are on the street and standing in line for the soup kitchen.

Then write your Senators and tell them what you’ve decided.

(Addition: Thanks to E-BM for the chart. Learn more about it here.)

Don Brown
February 10, 2009

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