Was thinking about this the other day....not the WPA specifically, but the idea of America's changing infrastructure early in the 20th century.
How did we ever face the challenge of converting everyone's home to having running water and electricity? Sewer lines had to be dug / installed, massive renovations in houses, centralized power and water plants, the commitment to treating waste water, etc.
Think about that for a second and try to comprehend the massive changes that meant to EVERY SINGLE community in the US.....and somehow we got it done. Now, we just shrug our shoulders and say "well, we're too big now" when faced with the 21st Century's version of installing indoor plumbing.
How did we, as a nation, go form "Nothing is impossible....fook, we'll put a man on the gad damn moon to prove it!!" to "Fook....this is hard. We shouldn't bother."?
Greatest nation....my ass. COnservatives like to mock others as "special snowflakes" without even realizing we, as a nation, have become what they despise.