News To Know: Creative Fixes For A Stuggling Economy

Times are tough, but governments still need money to provide us services. They also need to find ways to create jobs so people can pull themselves out of their personal economic troubles. Severe economic downturns can sometimes defy typical solutions and some folks are getting a little more creative with their ideas. In New York, Mayor Bloomberg is considering a plan that could bring in revenue and help the city go green. He is mulling over introducing a 6 cent tax on plastic bags to encourage people to adopt re-usable bags for their shopping.
A recent article in Time also suggests that one way to dig the country out of this hole would be to start a major infrastructure project. By rebuilding many of the nation’s deteriorating roads, rail systems, dams and sewers, we could improve our ability to compete with other countries while creating thousands of jobs for unemployed Americans.