America's economy is in trouble and people need leaders on both the state and national level to step up and address this crisis. Even though this panic started on Wall Street, the real pain is being felt on Main Street which is why the State of Wisconsin must also be a part of the solution.
Assembly Democrats understand this problem and will be part of the solution. Today Assembly Democrats announced that fixing the economy will be their top priority in the next legislative session and they unveiled their plan to help get Wisconsin's economy back on track.
Invest in Green Jobs for Wisconsin
Wisconsin citizens currently spend more than $20 billion every year on energy, with the vast majority of the money going to other states and countries. Assembly Democrats are supporting a plan to generate 25 percent of our energy from renewable sources by the year 2025 and have 10 percent of those renewable fuels come from right here in the Badger State. Capturing 10 percent of the renewable market will generate billions each year for our state's economy and create nearly 20,000 green jobs.
Keep Jobs in Wisconsin and America
We need to start investing in America again: in small businesses and emerging industries; in public education and technical schools; and in new energy sources that create jobs and free us from our dependence on foreign oil. We must continue to do more to ensure that the jobs we do have stay here and continue to train our workforce so we can capture good paying high-tech jobs.
Make Life More Affordable for Middle Class Families
America's middle class is falling behind. Parents are working harder than ever just to keep up with the cost of living. They are working longer hours and seeing their kids less and less and still falling behind. American workers are more productive than ever but never see the benefits. CEO salaries skyrocket while workers wages remain flat. We need an economy that works for the people who work for a living.
"Assembly Democrats are ready to take the lead on improving the economy in Wisconsin and helping families at a time of increased cost of living. Where Republicans have failed we will lead and deliver for Wisconsin families," said Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Madison).