C.E.T.A. was a great program--- although, like WPA and CCC, it didn't pay much; unlike the training program being put forward by our "good liberal" Governor Dayton here in Minnesota, it did pay wages and it didn't require people own a car to get trained (actually, many people had their bus fares paid) --- but a lot of people (from youth to elderly people) sure appreciated it and C.E.T.A. trainee/workers provided a myriad of useful services. And it didn't require any association with the military to qualify.
The same phony liberals, progressives and leftists who dishonestly and deceitfully sold Obama as something that he is not, are now trying to sell us Obama's nightmare as The Dream Act.
Bring back the WPA, CCC and CETA.
Pay for these job creation programs by ending these wars and the occupations and by taxing the hell out of the rich.