Every new job helps the economy.
Because every new job is another person shopping at local stores.
And every few new jobs mean the stores are hiring, too.
Every new job is another person not trying to take your job.
So let’s hire people to fix our roads and bridges, and teach our children.
Then, every few police, bridge-repair and teaching jobs will mean local stores will hire people.
And every few stores hiring people means a supplier hires someone.
AND our children will be educated, and our streets will be better and safer.
If we fix a bridge, it means stores around the bridge are doing more business, and will hire people, and suppliers will hire more people.
AND we will have a bridge that has been fixed!
To politicians: You know that budget cuts cost jobs and hurt the economy, no matter what you are saying in public. So any cuts you approve now mean that things will be even worse when the next election rolls around. When you are up for re-election, there will be fewer jobs and a longer recession.
So giving in to the “conventional wisdom” of the “serious people” on cutting the budget means that you are hurting yourself in the next election.