"Democrats don't have a plan, to create jobs."
We don't. There is no massive relief plan, who's purpose it is to direct America's potential, its market forces, and indeed its people. America doesn't have a plan for future greatness. We are in a financially unstable period, and we've already tried tax cuts, and stimulus packages, to what result? We have an unemployment rate of around 9%, but actual under-employment, combining those who are working part-time and those who have stopped looking for work altogether, well that number is +20%.
So, with so many unemployed or under-employed what is the plan?
There isn't one, or at least liberals are utterly failing to deliver, mention, or otherwise indicate that there is. The Republicans' seem to think that the cure all is "more tax cuts", that people need to be able to keep more of their money, as though 'individuals' would use their personal wealth to repave roads, repair bridges, or build the transportation system of tomorrow. The really rich people in this country mostly just put their names on planes, helicopters, and buses, and travel around telling people how great they are.
So, my "progressive" plan is to update our rail transportation infrastructure, to build a high speed rail system, powered by renewable energy sources, that is earthquake resistant, and tornado proof. We should be able to load both people and vehicles onto it, and it should showcase the American landscape. This high speed rail system should have at it's core, a basic building principle of 'sustainability'. It must be designed to support itself.
Of course, this means that we are going to have to raise taxes. We have to make and win the argument that we need to invest in America again. Individual wealth does not help 'us'. Revenues are down, raising taxes is the only way to gather funds necessary to both repair and improve our the very systems we depend on.