Jan 29, 2013 | By Marge Clark, BVM
In the Washington Post on January 28, E.J. Dionne wrote about the “the urgency of growth.” His point is that there is too much emphasis on deficit reduction. He pointed to the many economists who promote growth, looking for deficit reduction over time – not in the near-term. The economy will improve when people are working, paying taxes and not relying on government programs for survival.
Promoting education, job training and infrastructure-building will provide a greater long-term positive impact on the economy than will the erratic “cycle of phony fiscal deadlines driven by a misplaced belief that the only thing we have to fear is the budget deficit” (Dionne), which discourages investment, hiring and business planning.
There is a way to pay for the necessary investments. Join NETWORK and our partners in “Jobs Not Wars” in calling the president and Congress to:
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