Mitt Romney's plan for saving the economy apparently involves hiring everyone to build houses for him:

GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney, scheduled to attend a series of fundraisers this weekend in San Diego, is also working on plans to nearly quadruple the size of his $12 million oceanfront manse in La Jolla.

Romney has filed an application with the city to bulldoze his 3,009-square-foot, single-story home at 311 Dunemere Dr. and replace it with a two-story, 11,062-square-foot structure.

The Romney camp explains that this is a necessary remodel because Mitt is the father to five married sons and 16 grandkids. Oh, well, that's okay, then. I know my dearly departed grandmother, who had 13 kids, had to quadruple the size of her house every time one of her kids had kids, too. (Just kidding! Not only did she have to raise all 13 of her kids in one two-bedroom house, that house is the same size today.)