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Rebuilding a Full Employment Economy

Full employment will help individuals, families, and the economy as a whole, while promoting equality and social stability. Equally important, creating a full-employment economy can be joined effectively with two other fundamental policy aims: ending our dependence on fossil fuels and creating an economy powered by clean energy. Economist Robert Pollin, Author of Back to Full Employment 2012

The world is less and less disposed “to wait for the miracle”—to believe that things will right themselves without action
on our part There is no possibility of balancing the Budget except by increasing income, which is only done by increasing employment.  
-- John Maynard Keynes, The Means to Prosperity 1933  

In earlier sections, we looked at how corporate corruption robs middle class families of billions of dollars every year and how school funding could be restored simply by rolling back corporate tax breaks. In this section, we will cover how to rebuild a full employment economy. We will begin with a review of the underlying causes of our current economic crisis. We will then examine the REAL unemployment rate in our State by counting the thousands of invisible unemployed workers who have been unemployed for more than a year and therefore no longer count as part of the official workforce. We will then discuss how creation of a public bank would save tax payers billions of dollars and create tens of thousands of jobs by cutting the interest rate on public projects in half. With more than one million unemployed workers in our State, we can no longer afford to elect Do Nothing politicians who spend all of their time giving away tax breaks to wealthy multinational corporations and none of their time creating jobs to rebuild our economy. Click on the links below to learn more about how we can rebuild a full employment economy here in our State. 

What Caused the Economic Collapse?

1aThe first step in solving any problem is understanding the underlying causes. The 2008 Crash was caused by corporate corruption.  READ MORE...

Health Care for All

7aA public option is the ONLY way to reduce the cost of health care and increase access to ALL READ MORE...

A Public Bank Saves Billions of Dollars

4aA public bank would save billions by cutting the interest rate on public projects in half. READ MORE...

Education for All

8bRestoring a full employment economy begins with restoring not only K12 school funding but also preschool and higher education funding. READ MORE

Build An Energy Independent Future

5bMoving from dirty oil to clean solar would create jobs and save our planet. READ MORE...

Counting the Invisible Unemployed

2bOur State has 4 million workers but only 3 million jobs for a REAL unemployment rate of 25%. READ MORE...

Plan for a Full Employment Economy

3cOur communities work best when everyone is working. Learn how we can put everyone back to work.  READ MORE...

Help Small Business Create Jobs

9cSmall local businesses create nearly ALL new jobs. Learn how we can help them grow. READ MORE...

Stop Foreclosures to Save Homes

6cWe should keep families in their homes rather than kicking thousands of children out on the street! READ MORE...