Here a Job, There a Job, Everywhere a Job-Job:

You say 50 million citizens on food stamps obviously need jobs?  You say that just giving away $1.5 trillion in "free" welfare per year is fiscal insanity??  You say that America's infrastructure systems have been long crumbling apart, and desperately need extensive repairs, as soon as possible?  How about.. all three solve all three?

And, that is basically what the federal lawsuit is presently demanding in court...

The very nature of our current welfare system wrongfully and endlessly just gives away America’s wealth, without getting virtually anything in return on investment (“ROI”), so the nature of welfare, itself, must change into providing us a good ROI.

In other words, America simply cannot afford to just keep giving away one-tenth (1/10th) of the nation's entire annual GDP through various forms of "free" welfare, given away to several dozen millions of people who say they are looking for work, while welfare is never "free" at all, and while jobs are not even remotely plentiful enough for so many millions - millions who could work for their benefits received, thereby actually providing America measurable return upon such huge investment.

Therefore, the system of “welfare” must transform, from just giving away monies, including cash and all other benefits and services, into a system of subsidized jobs, actually returning that investment of welfare tax dollars (not just throwing it away), provided, of course, that all such subsidized jobs should serve only public interests.

Reputable estimates indicate about $4-5 trillion in infrastructure spending is needed for existing systems (roads, bridges, buses, trains, water, sewer, electricity, natural gas, telephones and etc.), adding $2-3 trillion to invoke the newer technologies like solar and wind power, 'tube' rail, 'smart' grids, and etc., plus also investing another trillion into nuclear power.  That's $7-9 trillion to get America fully back up to speed, all systems completely repaired, and with world-class modernization, coast-to-coast.

Even at redirecting only two-thirds (2/3rds) or three-quarters (3/4ths) of the current $1.5 trillion in various welfare receiving into subsidized workers having infrastructure jobs, and even with shrinkage of the subsidized labor force due to permanent hirings, and even with overall costs of projects increasing somewhat over the years, America could and can easily expect a total remodernization of all infrastructure within 12-15 years, maybe 15-18 years at most, while our nation's productivity explodes through the proverbial roof, creating many millions of new private sector jobs, and etc., etc., all of which is infinitely better than just continually throwing money away each year.

For more details, you may review the 18-page linked court Declaration below, which falls under various economic reliefs as demanded by the Complaint, but the simplied overview can be nutshelled via basic components:  DOL (U.S. Dept. of Labor) draws all existing governmental job classification codes into one standardized listing, plus interconnects all state-run job bank (job matching) systems;  Federal, state, county and local governmental units review area and regional welfare recipient reporting, in order to submit DOL-sanctioned infrastructure project types into the online "welfare jobs" system;  Private companies still bid on government projects, the same as now, but being able to leverage reduced-cost (subsidized) labor within those bids;  Except for people having DOL waivers for serious physical and/or mental disabilities, those currently receiving government assistance transition into the subsidized work force, either voluntarily for good work opportunity, or as welfare recipients are eventually processed over time for transitions anyway;  All interviewing, hiring and such other employment processes remain like normal, except welfare recipients can also offer their temporary subsidies as incentives towards probationary and permanent hiring.

Independent online jobs-matching services, like, CareerBuilder and so forth, plus regular private employment agencies, like Kelly Services, Manpower and etc., can also be directly involved.  This very same infrastructure jobs bank will also include equal availability for regular (non-welfare) citizens to seek better work, too, and the training/retraining services partnerships, between government and entities like Goodwill Industries and others, will still be available to any interested persons.

America wins really big by switching from throwing away money into repairing and building valuable productivity assets.  Most welfare recipients will be able to quickly and successfully transition into good infrastructure jobs, and many into new career directions.  Tens of thousands of new businesses will arise in "feeder" operations to support these projects everywhere, and the public+private combination will create many millions of new private sector jobs.  The buying power and value strength of everyone's Dollar will rise strongly.  More tax revenues per capita eases pressures upon government units, pensions, services, and so forth.  And, the list grows on...

In other words, clearly a big, fat solid huge win-win-win for everyone, everywhere.

More details coming soon, but hence the reason why the still-pending federal lawsuit described upon most of this website includes various economic demands, including a complete and total overhaul and transformation of the entire current welfare system into the system of subsidized infrastructure project employment as described above.

The entire federal lawsuit is vast and involved (the court classified it as a Track Three case, i.e., "complex litigation"), but the single document filing regarding the proposed welfare-to-jobs overhaul can be reviewed/downloaded here (PDF format - 18 pages).

For the past 15+ years, the author has been a constitutional law scholar and litigator, assisting clients in the courts of 30 some States, top to bottom, in some 2/3rds of the nation's 90 federal court Districts, in all 11 of the numbered federal Courts of Appeal, and in the U.S. Supreme Court several times on constitutional issues from either state or federal courts, presently there again on the right to jury trial in real estate disputes.