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LETTER: Obama will build America

To the Editor:

It is time to elect a Build-America President. Wisconsin's economy like that in much of the country is falling on hard times. Both candidates for President talk about the need to create new jobs but only Barack Obama has the plan to put people right back to work.

Obama recognizes the value of rebuilding our aging infrastructure. Every corner of this state has roads in need of repair, bridges that are in danger of falling, dams that need strengthening and public water and sewerage systems that need updating.

What Obama knows is that when you put people to work rebuilding infrastructure you are providing good family supporting jobs with decent benefits. This work is ready to go. You don't have to wait for some trickle down economic theory to eventually create jobs. Needs for rebuilding infrastructure can be found in every community in this state.

One of the major priorities of Sen. Obama if he becomes President is to create something he calls a National Infrastructure Reinvestment Bank that would invest $600 billion during the next 10 years to create nearly two million new jobs. Many of these would be in the construction industry and would happen right here in rural Wisconsin. He wants to Build-America.

It is that kind of common sense plan that I believe can get our country and state moving again. I hope you will join me in voting for Obama for President.

Dan Sobotta