Thursday, August 11, 2011

A REAL Jobs-Creating Bill

Representative Jan Schakowsky (D, Ill.) has introduced the Emergency Jobs to Restore the American Dream Act, which is exactly the kind of progressive legislation that the country needs right now. Jobs will not be created by the radical right's strategy of cutting taxes to the wealthy and to corporations on the assumption that the extra money will be used to stimulate the economy and to hire new workers. Tax breaks to the wealthy does nothing but make the rich richer and increase the gap between the rich and the poor. The only way that a significant number of new jobs will be created is through the direct creation of jobs by the government.

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