From an economist, Steven Allen:
http://stevenallenblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/some-jobs-bill-arithmetic.html

There were 14m unemployed workers in August. The $447b stimulus package could be used to generate a check of almost $32,000 to each and every one of them. As a condition of receiving that check, they would be asked to work at some organization, for profit or nonprofit, for one year. These jobs would last just as long as the stimulus package and some of them would no doubt turn into real jobs. Isn't this a plan everyone could support?


I'm not sure everyone could support it, but it certainly makes more sense than ones being proposed now.