Our economy is America's backbone. When the economy is strong, America is strong. To keep the economy strong America must continually invest in its economic infrastructure. For too long we have been neglecting this infrastructure. From roads and bridges to the criminal justice system and our social safety nets, we have been failing each other.
Our economy is the strongest when we invest in new technologies and advances that allow us to grow jobs, wages, and businesses. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt brought us out of the Great Depression by doing exactly this.
America also needs to solve its structural deficit. Spending more than we are collecting in taxes is completely unsustainable. We have to stop cutting the taxes of the ultra-wealthy in this country. We also need to cut irresponsible spending while ensuring that we safeguard our safety net programs.