Here we go with New Deal II. This smells like the CCC. Obama: Country Facing 'Economic Crisis of Historic Proportions' Obama's idea is to create jobs by building roads and bridges and modernize schools! Who's money will be used to pay for that? What new government agencies will be created to handle all this? Do we really need more roads and bridges and modernized schools of the type that would be built or re-built? Why can't local people handle this where the roads, bridges, and schools are needed? Why do we continue to hide the true costs of all these grand projects by shuffling money off to Washington only to have to agree to their terms to get some of it back so we can build a road, a bridge, or a school? How much of this will go to fill more bureaucrat jobs in the various agencies? Perhaps the high school nearest my home needs ten assistant principals instead of the six it already has? Perhaps the road maintenance crews need a few more workers to watch the one or two doing the work? Perhaps we need some more people developing forms and manuals in Washington to tell the people in the State bureaucracies what to do so they can tell the county what to do? What we need to do is reduce the size and scope of the federal, state, and local governments and let the people figure out what they need and want to fund wherever they live. We need to shutdown most of government and let the talent - whatever it might be - find gainful employment in private industry.