Arlen Specter in a post titled, “The Government Needs to Take the Reins In Job Creation.” An excerpt:
As New York Times columnist Bob Herbert wrote recently, “America needs jobs now, and if the economy on its own is incapable of putting people back to work – which appears to be the case – then the government needs to step in with aggressive job-creation efforts. “
Franklin Roosevelt knew what was at stake. The man who helped launch a massive public works program told a Depression-burdened nation in his first inaugural that “Our greatest primary task is to put people to work,” a job he compared to the “emergency of a war.”
We could all take a lesson from FDR.