The economic recovery package signed by President Obama is a huge step in the right direction for our state and the nation’s economy. It will create an estimated 396,000 jobs in California and prevent growing numbers of families from falling into poverty.
Millions of dollars in fiscal relief will soon be available to our state to help fund jobs in education, child care, health care and other state services, while giving struggling families the support they need to weather the most severe economic storm we have seen in decades.
Congressman McNerney, as well as senators Boxer and Feinstein, are to be commended for their support of this important piece of legislation. Their vote means people in need will get help withstanding the recession by means of increased food stamps, unemployment benefits, the Child Tax Credit, and other vital assistance.
Their action will help bring us closer to a recovery shared by all Americans.