Dream of Conservation Corps facing economic reality

Full story: Connecticut Post
It was one of the highlights of Gov. M. Jodi Rell's initial, two-year budget proposal in February - a $7.5 million investment to create the Connecticut Conservation Corps, modeled after the Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps. Full Story
just a thought

Glen Cove, NY

#1 Aug 10, 2009
Shouldn't everything be like this? If you are able bodied, and out of work... If you you are receiving state assistance... Work within your physical or mental abilities...
My Grandfather worked for the WPA and helped clear and build roads in CT. My Great Grandfather was a stone blaster for the town of Stratford, you know the Lordship Sea Wall? That was built by him and others like him... He would be given a job, a salary or clothing or food for an honest days work. Cleaning up parks, helping at the municipalities stuffing envelopes. Its a job... it sure beats sitting home collecting a check or stamps and feeling pretty darned depressed about life. When my plant closed in 1993, I collected unemployment for 6 weeks. It was the worst experience of my life.
Eli

Norwalk, CT

#2 Aug 10, 2009
just what we need....a rehashed FDR failure. This governor likes to herald her anti-tax positions, yet proposes this. CUT THE SPENDING.
Eli

Norwalk, CT

#3 Aug 10, 2009
great idea....if people are collecting state assistance, they should be working for the state in exchange. Not more money being thrown at this CCC idea.

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