Republicans in Congress who think that infrastructure should be limited to roads and bridges should read up on the Works Progress Administration.

According to Wikipedia, Federal Project One of the WPA at one point employed 40,000 artists, musicians, writers, actors and historians. “The WPA’s Division of Investigation proved so effective in preventing political corruption ‘that a later congressional investigation couldn’t find a single serious irregularity it had overlooked,’ wrote economist Paul Krugman.”

Philip Moss
South Portland

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