Our greatest task is to put people to work. This is no unsolveable
problem if we face it wisely and courageously.
can be accomplished in part by direct recruiting by the Government itself, treating the task as we would threat
the emergency of war, but at the same time, through this employment, accomplishing
greatly needed projects
to stimulate and reorganize
the use of our national resources.
—Franklin D. Roosevelt
- 4 March 1933