The article “US needs full-employment agenda” reminds us that we can learn from our country’s history.
Two fine Democrats Reps. John Conyers and Frederica Wilson want Congress to focus on job creation. Their theory has been proven by our history and suggests that we all will win by their proposal, as the article states “Getting every American working and contributing to the tax base will not only help eliminate poverty but also reduce the national debt and ultimately create the conditions for the free market to function well.”
As the article demonstrates since FDR’s administration subsequent Congresses have striven for full employment also.
Our country’s infrastructure is eroding and getting our unemployed working will benefit us. How do we allow the water in West Virginia to become contaminated? We wouldn’t if we had more regulations and more work done in improving our infrastructure.
President Obama has introduced proposals to increase employment and rebuild our infrastructure, but the GOP has quashed these proposals at every turn as the article “We Need More Jobs, Which Will Reduce the Deficit-not Bowing and Scraping to GOP Fear Mongering About the Deficit” describes.
This isn’t a third world country but the GOP’s obsession with reducing deficits have caused this predicament to occur.
The article “The stimulus was a policy success but a political disaster” illustrates that the GOP doesn’t care about whether their speeches adhere to objective reality.
Five years ago today 800 billion stimulus package was passed. The GOP marked the date by lamenting how poorly it worked.
Why do I say the GOP’s words don’t match veracity? The article states “The White House calculation that the law saved or created 1.6 million jobs a year for four years comports with estimates from the Congressional Budget Office.”
You can expect from fudging from the White House that’s why I added what the CBO says about it. The Democrats didn’t want, as the article states “Nearly a third was devoted to tax cuts.” They acquiesced to GOP demands otherwise nothing would be passed.
The Democrats wanted to follow FDR’s model and pump federal money into a failing economy as the article states “. If anything, given the depth of the crisis, the measure should have been bigger.”
In comparison to when the bill passed the percentage of people who agree with it has tumbled precipitously-due to GOP propaganda against it.
Our deficit is well under control now as the article “Deficit continues to drop sharply – CBO” illustrates. The article states “As a share of gross domestic product, that represents a nearly 27% drop from last year, and marks the smallest deficit since 2007.”
I have had too much of the GOP politicians simply lying. The stimulus worked and we need to pump more money into employing those out of work. We’ve have had too much of the GOP austerity program.