A Simple Message That Anyone Who Really Cares About The Middle Class Can Appreciate

Two things: The economy's still dragging, and we still have all this awesome and helpful stuff we could be doing to boost the recovery. But tough times have historically been a good time to invest in our country. Here's an example of how we can use tax money we're already spending on something specific and important, but in a way that doesn't completely screw our own workers.

A Simple Message That Anyone Who Really Cares About The Middle Class Can Appreciate

In summary...

By not outsourcing to other countries, government could invest in more jobs here.

By building stuff here, we wouldn't have to to ship as much stuff across oceans.

By making public transit a more reliable option for people, we could reduce traffic and pollution.

By better connecting our cities and towns with bus and rail lines, we could open up all sorts of new economic opportunities.

And by generating new revenues, we could help people (and ourselves) in a bunch of other ways.

Sounds pretty great to me. Learn more here.

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As people get older, social isolation and loneliness become serious problems. Many find themselves living alone for the first time after the death of a spouse. It's also difficult for older people to maintain friendships when people they've known for years become ill or pass away.

Census Bureau figures say that almost a quarter of men and nearly 46% of women over the age of 75 live alone.

But loneliness doesn't just affect those who reside by themselves. People can feel lonely when there is a discrepancy between their desired and actual relationships. To put it simply, when it comes to having a healthy social life, quality is just as important as quantity.

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