Putting Workers Back On The Job Essay

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Putting Workers Back on the Job While Rebuilding and Modernizing America: California’s unemployment rate is 6.3% which makes it crucial to get the unemployed back to work. Obama plans to put “hundreds of thousands of construction workers back on the job,” by investing in modernizing our highways and public transportation. East Bay public transportation is notoriously bad. The public train system, known as Bart, is overpriced and hard to access due to the limited stops meaning that commuting to work can be difficult. This job act could be used to provide jobs for construction works for expanding the bart system, making it more accessible and efficient, and ultimately lowering the price of bart. The Putting workers Back on the Job bill would greatly benefit construction workers looking for jobs and those employed who are working far from home and would like an easier commute. The bill would also greatly increase the quality of roads. “A new report by the non-profit transportation research group The Road Information Program found that the San Francisco-Oakland area has a greater proportion of roads in poor condition than any other major urban area in the U.S.” meaning that Barbra Lee’s district is in desperate need for new roads.“The organization estimates that the poor condition of area roads costs each motorist on average more than $2,000 each year in time and gas lost stuck in traffic, increased vehicle maintenance costs and crashes caused by poorly maintained roads”…

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