Jobs & the Economy

Jobs & the Economy

The economy is rapidly changing. Increased technology and automation are changing the skill set needed to compete in today’s job market. As certain jobs become obsolete, we must provide adequate training to equip the workforce with the ability to perform the tasks necessary to move America forward and grow the economy. We must be prepared to staff the jobs of tomorrow.

During the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt established massive jobs initiatives that enabled the country to go back to work and end the economic catastrophe created when the stock market crashed in 1929. Roosevelt put in place protections and regulations to ensure it never happened again. We need to invest in a modern WPA/CCC that will revitalize our infrastructure, conserve our natural resources, establish new renewable energy initiatives, and provide access to technology for all our people.

We must also strengthen regulation of Wall Street so that we are protected from business practices that place profits over people. Taxpayers shouldn’t be subsidizing profitable companies that then turn around and pay little to nothing in taxes at the expense of workers. The government has an important role to play in providing critical services and can be a massive job creator. America has come together and built big things in the past. We can do so again.