Jerry Garcia said "Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us."
That is the truth of our time that something does have to be done and as pathetic as it may be, it does have to be us. Out of all the things we could focus on that would help the country what is the one that has the best likelihood of both really helping and making it through to law?
I believe that could be a 30s style Federal Works Project, follow me and i'll explain why.
Its funny that I am writing this in that I am a terrible cynic and fundamentally believe that we can't get anything that really helps us (the 99%) through Washington at all, but I so want to be wrong about that, that I am willing to try my best to make it so.
The reason I believe a works program is the easiest thing to get through Washington is because it can be presented in a way that will also appeal to many on the more conservative side of things. What I mean is right now we are extending unemployment, or as they may see it 'giving free money to the loafers'. A works program takes away from the unemployment and makes them work for that money and we get infrastructure everywhere in the country. Every job you add is one less unemployed now working for their money and it will have appeal to what is left of the non crazy conservatives.
There is no doubt we could really use such a program both for the jobs and for our aging crumbling infrastructure, but it also seems like the one thing that might be able to be slipped through in the current political environment.
I am hoping better political minds could maybe make some hay of this.