Jobs and the EconomyThe most important voters,and to all Americans, is how to get people back to work. Families are still suffering trying to make ends meet. Poverty among Americans is at an all time high.Stores and businesses are still closing. Food banks and church resources are being overwhelmed on a daily basis.Government assistance programs have run out or have been scaled back.President Obama's economic stimulus which was not big enough is now running out of steam. Republicans in Congress instead of trying to get Americans back to work have voted against and obstructed additional job programs in Congress in order to defeat a president.I cannot idly stand by and watch the country I love continue on this course.We have been in this Great Recession for 5 years now,which is more like a Depression in length and severity. I do not believe or share the view that we can cut our way to prosperity by cutting government spending.Herbert Hoover believed this and cut federal spending and balanced the budget his first two years in office.The result. The Depression got deeper.Banks and Businesses closed and Franklin Roosevelt was elected president.
Look at Greece today.The Greek government cut government spending and government workers dramatically. Unemployment in Greece is now 22 %.Businesses are closing their doors.Workers go to work and do not get payed.
Is this what we want for our children.Is this what we want for our families.Is this what we want for our Country.
Create Jobs by repairing and expanding the Infrastructure.
Example: Add more Free lanes to I-4. Not the Toll Lanes Congressman Mica supported and passed.
We need to upgrade our aging roads, bridges, rail and mass transit systems. Upgrade our water and broadband Internet.China spends 9% of its GDP on infrastructure, and Europe spends about 5% of GDP, while the US is spending 2.4% and looking for cuts.If elected I will support such a bill and a bill to repair our schools, modernize them and increase NASA's budget to get Americans back into space and back to work.
Bring Jobs Back to the U.S.
Help Businesses Create Jobs.
Small businesses are the engine of job creation responsible for two out of every three new jobs in the United States.I support giving Businesses with less than 100 employees a 20% cut in taxes for 2012 and 2013 and will push and support additional tax incentives for Businesses to hire and keep new employees.This will help local restaurants,barber shops, Salons, plumbers,electricians, builders, hotels and daycare centers ,in our communities to keep their doors open and expand services and hiring. We need to create new job training programs to retrain workers whose industries have closed and gone overseas. We can get America moving again.
Jobs First...Deficit Reduction LaterI pledge to you I will not support any major cut in federal spending until the unemployment rate drops below 6 %. Housing inventories drop to pre recession levels and house values are no longer under water.
Increase The Minimum Wage
The last time the minimum buy fifa 14 coins wage was increased was 2009 to $7.25 an hour. Since then the cost of living has increased 3 % a year. Congress should increase the minimum wage. I will support a gradual increase of the minimum wage up to $10.00 an hour.