Over-The-Top New Deal
The central objective of any "OTT New Deal" should be to END "paycheck to paycheck" as a big American way of life. We are hearing a lot about government employees, out of work because of the Wall shutdown, with no cushion. People are in dire straits because they are living paycheck to paycheck. And you can believe most P2P people are not saving for their retirement. Even with totally dependable paychecks - as one previously assumed federal government work provided - that's still no way to run a workforce.
America is clearly leaving vast swaths of its population out in the cold. Full time jobs not paying a living wage. No benefits. No job security. No confidence that things will get better.
Security and confidence make people more productive as employees, more likely to become entrepreneurs, more effective as parents and le…