We start a new age "Conservation Corps"? If you don't know what the Conservation Corps was... then you are either. A. Too young B. Too ignorant of history What my proposal for welfare reform is this: We have a crumbling infrastructure.. our roads and bridges suck, our water supplies are outdated, our electrical grid runs at approximately 34% EFFICIENCY!!!! Let's get our current welfare recipients working.... for... you guessed it... The Federal Government. Now before you scream socialism(like you always do), hear me out. In the beginning, we take our welfare folks and mandate them to work for their benefits. We train them, we offer them child care(for those single mothers out there), and we make the jobs as conveniently located as possible. NOW... pay attention... IT WILL COST MORE TO DO THIS THAN THE CURRENT MODEL! But, you will be getting something for your tax dollar, won't you? Not only that, but I personally feel that a sense of EMPOWERMENT beats a sense of ENTITLEMENT tenfold. You get these people into a real world working environment and most of them will respond. Sure... there may be a certain percentage that will be a ditch digger for the rest of their lives, but so what? Even as a ditch digger, you are getting productivity for your tax dollar.