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FDR’s works program pulled this great country out of a great mess

To the editor,
My mother was a homeless person at one time. She was raised in a convent orphanage home by nuns in a place called Nazi occupied France. When she turned the age of 15 she was told that she was of age, and would be on her own to make room for others. She was advised to go with other homeless people near the railroad station, they will watch over you. She found work with the Red Cross, and then in a military PX. This is where she met my father. He was drafted into WWII, a product of the Depression. My father sincerely believed in FDR and his works program. It pulled this great country out of the mess it was in, and restored dignity to many.
We need to return to this. Instead of the constant "I can't do this" or "I can't do that", just give me a government check. Let's find out what you can do. It would provide shelter, meals and training. Don't worry about the check, they will send it to your family. If they had programs like this, I would volunteer my time to teach others the trade that has kept me off unemployment since the Carter Administration. Everyone must pull their weight.
Thank you and God Bless America; it is still a great country.
Steven Belcher
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