It would get bogged down in bureaucratic bs for sure, such as defining "unemployed".
On the other hand I hear calls for sending in the navy to take over. WTF? Who's supposed to cover the cost of sending in the military without a plan? And, just what are they supposed to do when they get there? I understand the frustration. I'm frustrated too, but before we start calling for nationwide telethons (I heard that one earlier tonight) and a full-scale volunteer effort, I'd like to explore the idea of putting some people to work on BP's buck.