We need jobs now


We are in the worst recession since the Great Depression. We need productive jobs now! Jobs that will use products made in the United States.


 

We need jobs now

We are in the worst recession since the Great Depression. We need productive jobs now! Jobs that will use products made in the United States.

Congress should immediately pass a massive infrastructure repair and replacement bill. To remain competitive on the world market, our infrastructure problems must be addressed. 

City water and sewer systems are falling part. Our roads and bridges are crumbling. Every year U.S. companies lose tens of billions of dollars in increased fuels consumption, lost production and needless fleet maintenance costs because of our crumbling infrastructure.

Some say we can’t afford to spend the billions of dollars that will be required to fix our infrastructure problems over the next few years. 

We can’t afford not to! Several million workers will be needed to work on infrastructure projects that will be using concrete, asphalt, prefabricated steel beams, pipe and tile made in the USA. 

They will use construction machinery often manufactured locally. Most importantly, all of those construction workers will have good paying jobs that will allow them to buy that new car or that refrigerator, TV and other appliances. Housing sales will go up. 

The increase in demand for consumer goods will ripple throughout the economy. 

As product demand increases, the need for new employees will go up. The revenues to pay down the debt will increase and we can then put everything on the table and put into place an effective and fair debt reduction program. 

 

Mel Stanford

Washington