Employment is the key to a good economy. When too many are jobless, not enough people can afford things. This kills the retail industry, and when people eventually fall behind on their mortgage payments, the financial industry gets fried. Essentially, we need more jobs for the economy to get better. Jobs wise, America's bread and butter has always been the manufacturing jobs. Sadly, most of our manufacturing jobs have been getting outsourced, slowly but surely. Manufacturing jobs have always been what supported the working-class family, the true driving force of our economy. To fix this, we should impose a tax on all companies who outsource jobs, past, present, and future. This would reverse the trend and improve our employment rates drastically. A better economy is sure to follow suit after that.