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Americans are ready for change––ready for new leadership, ready for bold ideas, and ready for an economic agenda that strengthens working families, promotes sustainable growth, spurs American innovations, and establishes global leadership. Yet, our current economic situation is arguably worse than most Americans have experienced in their lifetimes. There is no doubt that your first days, months, and even years in office will be defined, in part, by the performance of the national economy. In order for America to prosper, your administration must present a clear road map for action, with short-term initiatives to get the economy back on track and long-term investments in our future that restore the American Dream for working families.This article was originally published in .