The federal government kills more American jobs through regulation than it could ever create through public works projects or stimulus packages. When we ask what our Senators and Congressmen can do to create jobs, the first step is to remove rules and regulations that discourage hiring, discourage banks from lending to businesses, and discourage manufacturers from producing goods here in America.
Next, we can shift existing federal spending from non-productive programs to renew our national infrastructure. Our roads, bridges, railroads, airports, water and sewer lines, and energy generation and transmission systems form the backbone of our economy and the lifeline of our public well being. But compared with other wealthy nations, America’s infrastructure is old and crumbling. Repairing and renewing it will help both businesses and citizens, and will create steady, good-paying, hard hat jobs. This isn’t government magic – it’s just common sense.