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Yes, but only by creating a direct jobs program to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure. Our roads, water systems, sewage systems, bridges, electrical grid, etc. are all falling apart while the politicians throw more and more money away. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Potwin, KS
The Federal Government should increase spending and increase taxes on the wealthiest of Americans back to Post World War II levels. The Federal Government should also back a .75% student loan rate and reduce the cost of Education. The Federal Government... 3 years ago from a Democrat in Mesa, AZ
Cut spending on wars.... There is your money. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Chicago, IL
The Federal government should take action to reduce costs of education at all levels, focusing on areas of technological need. Increased subsidies are possible. Technology-based employment projects, similar to the land/road building programs of the... 3 years ago from a Democrat in Lansdale, PA
Yes, for incentives in the private sector to increase hiring rate. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Comstock, MI
No tax breaks to corporations unless they bring jobs back to the U.S. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Manchaca, TX
Only during steep recessions and only for a limited period of time. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Manhattan, NY
Yes, a federal stimulus will create jobs and help our economy, and the increased income tax revenue will more than pay for the stimulus that produced it. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Cary, NC
Yes, by giving money to the poorest 30% of the population. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Medina, WA
Theoretically yes, but I would like to see a detailed plan on how that would work. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Norcross, GA
If the government would fund infrastructure improvements it would be win/win situation. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Bakewell, TN
To be completely honest, the theory of trickle-down economics seems to correlate with the massive bubbles that ruined our economy twice in 30 years.
I don't mean to say that correlation implied causation, but during this time, employment rates
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Only if the money is traceable, people are held accountable, and the work has merit (i.e., upgrade water lines, fix structurally deficient bridges). 3 years ago from a Democrat in Glenshaw, PA
Yes, directed toward public works projects and R&D in engineering and medical fields. Our infrastructure is so outdated!. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Brook Park, OH
No, unless the spending will have a direct effect on unemployment - spending money does not create jobs, they have to strategically spend it in a sector where people can work but currently are not in order to help reduce unemployment. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Norge, VA
In times of recession and depression yes increase federal spending to reduce unemployment. 3 years ago from a Democrat in College Station, TX
Only if the spending is in the form of career training. The American worker is under prepared for tomorrow's work force. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Athol, MA
Yes. The federal government needs to apply a targeted stimulus designed to spur Research and Development and infrastructure. Infrastructure maintenance is money that has to be spent eventually, and there is plenty of labor out there in construction. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Hallowell, ME
Only when the economy is in tail spin. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Tucson, AZ