We look for free enterprise to create our national wealth and employment opportunities. However, free enterprise eliminated 3 million jobs in the 2000's while creating 2.4 million jobs overseas. Those lost jobs are not coming back.
Both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney agree that the today's principal economic problem is jobs and that the nation's infrastructure needs repair. Repairing a leaking roof is not a partisan issue. The nation's infrastructure is in crisis, and we need action now to rebuild and maintain the nation's port, road, bridge, water, sewage treatment, rail, and air systems. Furthermore, the construction industry has a multiplier effect of creating several jobs for each construction job provided.