Look at where the current money is going? they have spent more money on the signs saying they are doing something then the actual doing of it. its in the billions on signage alone. I laugh my ass off every time I pass one on the road.
as for getting people to work...fat chance. untill this country passes law saying that every man or woman has to serve a 2 year minimum in the military of this country it won't happen. hell you'd have better luck offering Haitian's green cards in exchange for military service.