A roller coaster ride.
That’s likely what we can expect out of the economy in 2012, according to this Politico piece predicting that this will be the “year of the wild economy.”
The rise and fall of the stock market. Good jobs numbers one month — and not-so-good numbers the next. We can likely expect more of that from our fragile economy over the next 12 months. Just take a look at this week’s headlines, which herald both the quickening of manufacturing sector growth — and slowed overall job growth in the month of April.
One step forward. One step back. Unfortunately, the current political climate in D.C. doesn’t help the situation. The job-creating Keystone XL pipeline remains stalled; the NLRB remains unchecked; meaningful tax reform has taken a backseat to partisan “tax fairness” rhetoric; and, the U.S. Senate hasn’t even passed a budget in more than three years.
We’ll keep fighting for change through legislation — but it’s clear that real change is going to have to come at the ballot box. We need leaders who won’t just stand idly by while the American economy gets nauseous over this roller coaster ride. We need leaders who will fight for agenda that brings certainty to the system and allows our employers to start hiring and investing again.
That’s exactly the aim of our unprecedented 2012 Voter Education campaign — and we need your help to make it a success.
As our National Political Director, Rob Engstrom, recently told the New York Times: “We’re going to shape the environment now instead of waiting for the environment that comes later.”
Thanks for joining our efforts. It’s time to end the roller coaster ride and get the American economy back on track.