July 2, just two days before the anniversary of our nation’s independence, is “Buy Made in the USA” Day. During this most patriotic of American weeks, we should be celebrating the American dream — that idea that with a little hard work, anyone can build a solid, middle-class lifestyle for themselves and their family. Instead, we have to face the fact that there are millions living paycheck to paycheck — or without a paycheck at all — who can’t afford time-honored summer traditions like taking a family vacation or hosting a simple backyard barbecue.
Though the task may seem daunting, there is a way to turn around our country’s widespread unemployment and underemployment. The answer is actually right in front of us. Our nation’s vast network of transportation systems is a key component to putting Americans back to work.
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