The solution to our current economic situation can be summed up in one word: JOBS. The potential of the 2nd Congressional District is impressive. In this large geographic area, we have farms, beaches, tourism and manufacturing, and yet we face some of the worst unemployment in the country, with double digit rates in Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland Counties.
In order to spur positive economic growth, we need to stop giving tax breaks to the ultra-wealthy, Big Oil and Big Business, and instead return funds to our states and communities. When we invest in our municipalities, they can in turn begin to re-hire the police, firemen and teachers that are so dearly needed. Additionally, federal investment in infrastructure projects serves the dual purpose of fixing our broken roads and bridges while getting more of our people back to work. For every job created, we
have one less person on public assistance, and one more individual making a positive contribution to our economy . . . which, in actuality, is the only effective way to grow an economy.
Our District and our Country also need to be focused on innovation and technology, creating more opportunities for jobs, manufacturing and economic growth.
The answer is NOT to throw money at corporations and the ultra-wealthy while expecting that jobs will magically appear. It is high time that Congress stop wasting money in the hope that jobs are created, and actually create some jobs.