During the Great Depression with thousands out of work the Socialist Roosevelt government began programs that not only provided work (and a paycheck) but worthwhile projects all across America.


The Civilian Conservation program built parks while the Works Projects and Public Works programs built all kinds of things worthwhile to local communities, the state and the nation. With more people unemployed today than during the Great Depression, where are the similar programs?


Trump has held multiple "Infrastructure Days" without much action. We have large numbers of people wanting to work while we also have bridges needing repair or replacement along with all sorts of needed projects. Rather than paying unemployment why not recruit people to earn a wage while doing something positive for the nation?


Of course, FDR was a Democrat and these projects were considered socialist yet the benefit to America and American citizens helped everyone.


Rather than send his Brown Shirts to various Democratic states and cities (could Kansas be a target?) why not offer work, a paycheck and a way to do something positive for both the unemployed and America?


JM Leas, Hays