I think you’re a little overly critical. There are tons of jobs out there that go undone because the finances of the company or the municipality can’t fund them. Then, there’s an even larger set of jobs that are getting done but could use more people, again hampered by the limitations the taxation rate puts on the municipality, or competitive pressure in the free market. Examples:
- What school could not put another dozen teacher’s aids to work?
- What child care center wouldn’t benefit in quality care from several more day care workers?
- Wouldn’t it be nice to see all those 50 registers at Wal Mart manned (or womaned) and cut down on those lines?
Obviously, the challenge would be to make sure that the organization you’re supplying labor to doesn’t cheat, and cut back on their own hiring because they’re getting the Fed labor for free.
But, more hands on deck could make for a better society for everyone.