We all know our economy is on the rocks. Many of our neighbors are beginning to feel the pinch of a recession. For many months, we all have been frustrated to see the government bail out Wall Street banks and private companies, while those of us who play by the rules are footing the bill. Because Congressman Matheson believes it is time for average Americans to see some well-deserved relief come their way, he voted in Congress for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. This policy was the first of its kind to offer a balanced, common sense approach to boosting our ailing economy. It cuts taxes for Utahns and small businesses and creates jobs by investing in construction projects in our state. What's most encouraging is our state is already beginning to see the results of the effort.