When we leave our homes physically we usually need roads, and we often provide them for each other via our governments. All the public roads aren't used all the time, so some might argue that we have too many roads, but they are there when we need them.
When we leave our homes economically we usually need jobs. We sometimes make these one by one, employing ourselves when it suits us, and sometimes some of us make jobs as private contractors. If it got really serious and widespread, we could create jobs through our government, the way we create roads.
Isn't it just common sense? Isn't it serious now?
How can we compete as a people when one of every six of our hands is tied behind our backs? There are that many of us un- or underemployed in the USA.