Put those on welfare to work

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You can often tune into C-Span to see the Senate chamber seats mostly empty. There may be a person on the dais requesting a pork barrel non-necessity for his district, reciting “Cat in the Hat,” etc. while some of his cohorts are out golfing, being dined and entertained by lobbyists or on a tax-paid trip to a foreign destination for some useless appointment.

Government is getting too big. How can we expect over 400 of “our” tax-paid representatives to agree on anything really important instead of silly subjects like bubble gum or Tree Day or some such.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers recently sent us pamphlets asking us to place numeric importance of the nation’s problems. If our government doesn’t know and cannot work it out, is a survey going to do the trick? Just thousands of dollars spent!

One of the recent problems being unemployment checks canceled or reinstated. Big time media commentators say there needs to be an activated program to retrain people (government funded, of course). Not all phases of life need to be of the computer. Computer technology is the cause of a great source of unemployment. Let’s hear more for trade schools and on -the-job-training.

Call it what you or they may call it, but if our government would reactivate the CCC or WPA, imagine all the jobs across the nation.

There are so many people on unemployment and welfare who are already capable of being construction materials providers, timekeepers, bookkeepers, engineers, surveyors, superintendents, heavy equipment operators, truck drivers, stone and brick masons, draftsmen, pipe layers, steelworkers, carpenters, electricians, warehousing.

There are even such things to operate called a hammer and shovel that 1920-30s men were happy to wield to be able to care for their families.

Let’s have our deteriorating infrastructures like collapsing bridges renewed, refurbished and improved. Can politicians comprehend this idea? Jobs, jobs, jobs!

End unemployment and up people’s pride in having a job.

Betty Tate

Walla Walla

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