The Dream Starts with Work: It’s time to admit that this is more than a recession, it’s a changing economy.The Dream Starts with Work: It’s time to admit that this is more than a recession, it’s a changing economyI will not be a part of the crowd who continues to jam 20th century economic recovery tactics into 21st century economic problems. It’s activity but it is not progress. We must go farther than a “jobs plan” that was first envisioned in a long gone era. If I’m given the opportunity to serve you in Congress, I will be a loud and passionate voice for a serious plan to position America as a global leader in a new economy.
Let me be specific. Imagine what a flurry of forward thinking, affordable initiatives would do if we passed them today. If Congress was bold enough to order the conversion of the Federal fleet of automobiles to natural gas, for example, innovative American minds would immediately go to work. Lenders and investors would open up the lines of capital. And the Soldiers of tomorrow might still fight for our values but they wouldn’t be fighting for our energy. Or what if Congress was bold enough to demand economic patriotism to those who benefit the most from our tax incentives by undoing massive loop holes that protect too big to fail corporations when they ship jobs overseas while punishing entrepreneurs?
Just as there was during the transition from an agrarian to an industrial economy, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of new economic opportunities for Americans as we move into the new economy of our era. But we will not be at the table if Congress continues to merely pass tax cuts and extend unemployment benefits then try to convince us it’s a “Jobs Plan”.