Hey Mitt, do you really want President Obama to be specific about a plan to create jobs?
[H]ousing starts rose a remarkable 15 percent in September, to their highest rate since July 2008. Analysts had forecast a 2.7 percent gain. The number of housing permits also rose at a double-digit rate, 11.6 percent, compared with the 1.1 percent forecasters were predicting.
Housing starts mean more than new houses. They mean jobs--they mean carpenters employed, and electricians employed, and painters and plumbers employed, and landscapers landscaping and furniture shops selling more furniture and appliance stores and drapery and carpet stores all hustling their wares to beaming new homeowners.
And if housing starts proceed in 2013 as they did in 2012, they alone--that is, assuming all other economic sectors remain constant--would boost the GDP to 3.25.
You know what all this is called, Mitt? Two things, actually: a solid recovery, and a jobs plan.