Absolutel because it gives a return to the state
Hell NO- we have plenty to spare
I'm not sure
I don't care
I'd be all for having welfare folks go to school, light work or some such but the funding for such programs is never approved. It costs quite a bit to train folks to do whatever job paying a semi-decent wage, plus getting the street cleaners to and from where ever they are to work would most likely overwhelm what few resources are available. I know in small town rural Oklahoma most city work is done by work release inmates. In a road crew of 6 there maybe one city employee, the rest are inmates.
i don't think that they should keep extending it, though. it's artificial; kind of like extending the payroll tax holiday forever.