Economic Growth

On Jobs Policy, Just Say 'No' To Normal
The Progressive Caucus "Better Off Budget" sets the bar higher than any other economic plan when it comes to job creation. But we should push the limits of the policy debate even further. Read more...
Pope Francis: I'm Not A Marxist, But I Meant What I Said About Trickle-Down Economics
Pope Francis responded to questions about whether he's a Marxist by saying the ideology is wrong, but many Marxists are good people. Read more...
Krauthammer Claims Attempts To Reduce Inequality Will Harm Economic Growth
Once again, it's upside down land over at Faux "news" with Bill-O and his buddy Charles Krauthammer. Never mind how many times their trickle-down economic theories have been proven wrong they're got their story line down and they're sticking to it. Read more...
Obama explains that the differences in Republican objectives for the budget are just too far off from the Democratic objects to achive a Grand Bargain. Also, there is no immediate debt crisis that necessitates gutting Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security. Read more...
Obama: "My top priority as President is making sure we do everything we can to reignite the true engine of America’s economic growth – a rising, thriving middle class." Read more...

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“What Democrats ought to be proposing, and even Republicans ought to be proposing, is to say, ‘Let’s just repeal the sequester,’” Reich says. Read more...
Speaking from Hyde Park Academy in his hometown Chicago, President Obama says he wants to reignite the "true engine of America's economic growth -- a rising, thriving middle class." Read more...
Just how different are the Democratic and Republican platforms on immigration? One would potentially cost the U.S. $600 billion in economic growth, $64 billion in taxes as well as 11 million jobs. The other plan would create $127 billion Read more...
Move over "Trickle Down," there's a new game in town. It's an economy that begins with the middle class. Read more...
For all the fearmongering we hear out of our politicians on the right about how heaven forbid we're going to turn into Greece, the one country you never hear them talk about any more is Iceland. The reason they don't is, as Cenk Uygur explained on his show this Tuesday, they took a different path than the United States after their financial crisis and nationalized the banks, threw some the people responsible for the crash in jail and bailed out the homeowners instead of worrying about only bailing out the banks. And now they're coming back and their economy is growing again. Read more...