If there is one thing that all Americans - conservative to liberal - can and
should get behind it is this sort of thing. The people featured in this article
are homeless and need help and we should help them. Back in the mid 1900's there
was the CCC (civilian conservation corp) where men who couldn't find work could
work and provide a great service to the country in the process by doing all
sorts of jobs for the forest service to general metro clean up and repair
projects. There are those who won't work and just want hand outs but clearly
there are many others such as this man who will work and just need a hand up for
a while to support his family.
I can hear it now as the "compassionate conservatives" wail: Why
doesn't he just get busy and find a job? Be personally responsible. Yammer,
yammer, etc, etc.As for Patriot's idea of bringing back the CCC,
what do you think would happen if Obama tried it? Mercy! The yowling would
reach fever pitch, wouldn't it?Yet isn't his proposal to repair
crumbling infrastructure very similar to CCC?But listen to the
Republican hypocrisy howling . . . .
The look on the faces of the couple in this picture is just haunting.We are so blessed to go home to warm fires, good food and our many luxuries,
but it is so hard to see those faces and not do our best to find meaningfull
ways to help them.As hard as it is to know that there are the
homeless amoung us, it is even worse when it is so cold outside.