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Republican Economic Policy

GOP 'Economics' Demolished in 167 Words

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics
Andrew Reinbach

Republicans claim higher salaries mean lower corporate earnings that crimp jobs and jobs creation. This is usually wrapped in the minimum wage or global competition and applied across the board.

Mommy, Where Do Jobs Come From?

Catherine Crier | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics
Catherine Crier

Each Republican candidate says they will push through lower taxes and cut regulations -- a sure way to unleash the currently oppressed private economy. If this oft-repeated theory of domestic growth is correct, then why were the Bush years, with a Republican Congress cutting taxes and regulations, such an abysmal time for job creation? Countless nonpartisan economists and rational policy-makers have explained the historic path to growth: investment in infrastructure, improved education, legal immigration for the best and brightest and a balanced approach to spending cuts and revenue growth. Whether you're a liberal or conservative, you should demand honest information from candidates and politicians.

Even Conservatives Conclude GOP Has No Credible Economic Policy

New York Times | DAVID LEONHARDT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Successful economic ideas usually end up being taken too far. Democrats dominated the middle part of the 20th century, thanks in part to their vigo...

Burr Encourages Run On Banks

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE 5/1: Sen. Richard Burr, widely criticized for telling his wife to pull cash out of the bank during the banking crisis, has no regrets. "Absol...