Calls for Targeted Investments to Help Create Jobs
Somerville, MA – U.S. Senate Candidate and consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren focuses on how we can build the foundation for a strong economy with investments in infrastructure that help create jobs in a new ad released today.
The ad invites viewers to Elizabeth's website and her plan to invest in America without increasing the deficit. Elizabeth's “Rebuild Now” plan outlines seven steps to help grow the economy:
- Invest in Air and Surface Transportation
- Fix America's Schools
- Make Wireless Broadband Available
- Create a National Infrastructure Bank
- Support the Partnership for Sustainable Communities
- Give States More Flexibility to use Highway Funds for Transit Projects
- Reinstate Tax Breaks for Commuters
Elizabeth's plan is fully paid for by her debt and deficit reduction strategy and ending special tax breaks for corporate jets and ending public investment in the oil and gas research and development program. Her deficit reduction plan was found by independent analysts for the Boston Globe to be 67% more effective than Republican Scott Brown's.
The full plan is available online here.
The transcript of the ad follows:
We've got bridges and roads in need of repair
And thousands of people in need of work.
Why aren't we rebuilding America?
Our competitors are putting people to work, building a future.
China invests 9% of its GDP in infrastructure
America? We're at just 2.4%.
We can do better. We can build a foundation for a strong new economy and get people in Massachusetts to work right now.
I'm Elizabeth Warren and I approve this message. Let's go to work.