Creating jobs for hardworking families in Queens will be my top priority when I get to Congress. While we avoided plunging into a second Great Depression following the 2008 financial crisis, economic growth is still too slow and our unemployment rate is still too high. I have a clear vision and 4-point plan for bringing jobs back to Queens:
- Immediate federal aid to local and state governments to hire more teachers, police officers and firefighters.
- Federal transportation dollars – and transportation-related jobs – to Queens. I will seek appointment to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure in order to achieve this objective.
- Tax credits for small businesses that hire new workers.
- Investment in technological advancement and initiatives that will help Queens thrive as a technology corridor.
If we pursue these objectives, we will create much needed jobs right now, and lay the foundation for great success in the long-term. I have a clear vision and a specific plan, and when I get to Washington I will hit the ground running in pursuit of these objectives.