To listen to what's coming out of Washington, D.C., these days is to realize that our elected officials are completely ignoring a deficit that threatens to devastate the American economy, and the lives of millions of Americans. No, not that deficit. I'm talking about an appalling deficit of ideas about how to create jobs and return our economy to one that works for all of us, not just 1% of us.
Fortunately, that dearth of ideas is limited to D.C. Rebuild the Dream is creating a Contract for the American Dream, and is asking Americans for ideas. At the moment, there are over 12,000 ideas about how to: create good jobs and invest in a sustainable future; stop corporations and the rich from dodging taxes; strengthen communities by ensuring good health care, quality education, a clean environment, and a retirement with dignity for all.