CCC Story Shows Similarities with Today's Political Debate - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News,...
There are 6 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Sep 26, 2011, titled CCC Story Shows Similarities with Today's Political Debate - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News,.... In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:This weekend, the boys of the Civilian Conservation Corps came back to the Shenandoah National Park for their 78th reunion.
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#1 Sep 26, 2011
I have wondered when the folks in charge will look at these programs and start something similar. Seems to me that these type programs could be implemented and cure a lot of ills in the economy of the USA. They could build more watersheds to provide more water for developments and more roads, parks, etc.
Seems to be a no brainer ~ it worked before ~ it can work again!
Please send this story to Mr. Obama, Congress, Senate, The House, and anyone else who has a vote in the matter! Thanks Channel 29 for this story!
#2 Sep 26, 2011
Obama can't do squat without congress. Nothings going to change until the next voting cycle is over, the worse things get for the working man the better off conservatives will be to get they're man, or woman, in the white house. I don't say this cause I'm politically motivated one way or the other, its just the way it is. This is how politicians work, they could care less about us plebeians.
#4 Sep 26, 2011
It took World War 2 to pull America out of the depression. Over 10 million men were in bread lines when the war put them into uniform and that was when the population of the US was a fraction of what it is today.
Then as now government make work projects amounted to nothing more than cultural Marxism designed to weaken the country for some sort of politically correct guerrilla warfare effort.
The legacy of the New Deal is the Social Security Administration, now being hailed by the realists as the world's biggest Ponzi scheme.
#5 Sep 27, 2011
These men worked like dogs in adverse conditions. Sad to say, I doubt seriously that many today would work that hard instead of sitting home "earning" unemployment or welfare.
#7 Sep 27, 2011
Thanks for a well-researched and well-written article, something we don't often see on this venue.
The CCC must be viewed in its cultural and historical context, an age when there was no Social Security (until 1935, and then only for retirees), no Medicare/Medicaid, no Food Stamps, no Unemployment Insurance. People without work could, and did, starve.
Unfortunately, a CCC-type program wouldn't work today. Most construction jobs require specific skills; much of the heavy equipment is computer controlled; what took hundreds of shovel-wielding men 75 years ago is now done with just a few employees. The money would be much better spent in technical schhol/ job training programs.
#8 Sep 27, 2011
The days of wine and roses are over folks. Trying to go back to the good ole days of chicken in every pot are gone. Time to take some history lessons from Europe. They've been through the same thing and have learned from they're mistakes. Time for us to look at reality in new ways. Some, or should I say lots of people won't like to even speak of it but time has a way of weeding them out. Its a great time to be alive to see people realize that maybe we have been going in a self centered direction too long.
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