Obama needs to launch WPA 2.0

Crowley, Pat
April 2009
People's Weekly World;4/11/2009, Vol. 23 Issue 41, p7
The author stresses the need for the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama to launch the Works Progress Administration (WPA), a public works project initiated to get jobs for the unemployed during depression. The author believes that patience is vital to realize the efficiency of Obama's plans. The author agrees that the amount of the bailout is not significant enough and a structural element is also missing. The author believes that the Obama administration needs a make-work program to make the stimulus package to work.


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