Why? You’re kidding, right? If you have a family and are responsible for keeping them clothed, fed and sheltered, you have to have a job. There are roughly 7.6 million fewer jobs than there were at the beginning of 2008 – that means 7.6 million fewer opportunities. If you don’t have a job, you are more than likely looking for one or have given up completely, (which seems to be the case for a lot of Americans). So, we need to restore or create jobs to restore our economy. That’s why.