The Oil Slick From Hell - Why isn't this an Immediate Federal Direct Jobs Program?

As the oil spill from hell looks to coat all of the Gulf coast and kill every breathing thing that cannot run or fly away, why isn't the Federal Government immediately setting up a direct jobs program to clean up and deal with the disaster?

Some jobs are appearing:

Hundreds stood in a line that wrapped around Workforce Escarosa in Pensacola this morning to apply for positions on a cleanup crew for the oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico.

Brittany Bailey, business services outreach representative, said Escarosa is recruiting 300 to 500 Gulf Coast workers for a Texas-based workforce development company called Advanced Employment Solutions.

"They need the manpower immediately," she said.

Fishermen in Louisiana are being contracted by BP to help with the mess: