In the last Depression, Franklin Roosevelt put thousands to work in the Civilian Conservation Corps planting trees, fixing drains, digging canals. Over in Huffington Post, Van Jones proposes much the same thing, a Green Bailout, including a Clean Energy Corps to put people to work on solar panels, wind turbines, smart bio-fuels and a massive program to weatherize every building and home in America.
"We just found $700 billion. Let's find another $350 billion. That's half the price tag of the Wall Street rescue - which has no guarantee of success. But with $350 billion investment, we absolutely and positively could retrofit and repower America using clean, green energy - and create millions of new jobs, in the process."