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Connecting On Jobs

May 07, 2012 9:48 am ET

SUMMARY: No matter what issue Congress is debating, American voters remain most concerned about jobs. To show you get it, here's how you can connect six major issues back to job creation.

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MESSAGES THAT CONNECT THE DOTS BACK TO JOBS

AMERICA'S INFRASTRUCTURE

Killer Fact: If we don't invest in our crumbling roads, bridges, and airports now, it will cost nearly 1 million Americans their jobs and our economy nearly $1 trillion over the next ten years.


DEFENSE SPENDING

Killer Fact: After nearly doubling over the past decade, U.S. defense spending is now more than the next 17 highest spending countries' defense budgets combined.


HEALTH CARE

Killer Fact: Whether it's more primary care doctors or health information technology workers, the health care law is creating jobs. In fact, health care one is of the fastest growing sectors in our economy.


CLEAN ENERGY

Killer Fact: Clean energy is the fastest growing industry in the U.S. today. Developing new clean energy technologies like wind and solar could support 20 million jobs by 2030 and trillions of dollars in revenue.


EDUCATION

Killer Fact: Americans consistently and overwhelmingly oppose cuts to education, and three-quarters of Americans support using federal funds to put teachers, as well as firefighters and cops, back to work.


WALL STREET

Killer Fact: Wall Street greed caused the financial crisis, sparking the Great Recession that killed more than 8 million jobs.


We develop messaging by aggregating, analyzing and distilling polling, tested messaging, and expert recommendations, and monitoring the media to identify what is and isn't working.
See here for some of the experts and organizations we draw on.

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