Maybe a plan like this would sit better with the people footing the bills, the Taxpayers? Everyone on Welfare and receiving unemployment payments need not feel useless and can learn to accept a value for their labor. For example: there are many, many government sponsored programs and infrastructure projects that require labor to complete. In this case, let's look at the maintenance of National and State Parks facilities. Could an unemployed carpenter not be asked to help repair or build Park facilities in order to justify his payments? Or, could an otherwise unskilled Welfare mother not be asked to provide child care for other recipients of government funds in order to justify government support for her/himself? I do not understand why there is such government hesitance to require people otherwise unemployed or unoccupied to render some service to that government in order to "earn" their government provided incomes.