Will Meet with Workers, Small Businesses To Highlight Plans to Improve Our Infrastructure to Help Create Jobs and Opportunities
Somerville, MA -- As middle class families across Massachusetts continue to struggle to make ends meet, consumer advocate and U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren is putting forward proposals to get the economy moving and create jobs by investing in the roads, bridges, information systems, and schools critical to communities and families across the commonwealth.
Starting this week and continuing through the month of August, Warren will meet with workers and small business owners as part of her "Rebuild Now" tour of the Commonwealth. The first stop was today, Tuesday (7/31), in Somerville. Warren was joined by Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone for a visit to the Assembly Row site.
"For years, Washington has been giving away billions in special deals for big oil, Wall Street and billionaires," said Warren. "Now middle class families and small business owners are paying the price. We can do better. We can build a strong economy that works for everyone -- not one that's rigged for the big guys. My plan lays out concrete ways to improve our infrastructure, create jobs, help businesses succeed and level the playing field. We can build a better future for ourselves and our children."
The "Rebuild Now" plan will:
- 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
Each of these investments -- in roads, bridges, transit, communications and education -- help create the conditions for our small businesses to succeed.
Warren'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.