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Republicans Austerity

Budget Wars: Europe Has the Germans, We Have the GOP

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

In fact, the Republican Party's economic agenda is harsher than anything even Germany's been willing to propose. So why hasn't there been a successful U.S. electoral countermovement along Syriza's lines? There are a number of reasons.

Economists: Without Austerity, Unemployment Would Be A Point Lower

The New York Times | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

The nation's unemployment rate would probably be nearly a point lower, roughly 6.5 percent, and economic growth almost two points higher this year if ...

Why Our Declining Safety Net?

Harlan Green | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics
Harlan Green

There is an alternative to the Republicans' austerity agenda that will do much to save our safety net: a return to Clinton-era policies that created so much wealth in the 1990s.

The Recipe for Growth Is...

Harlan Green | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics
Harlan Green

Austerity folks keep insisting starvation is the only way to recover from the biggest credit binge since the Great Depression. The latest example is House Republicans' passing of Paul Ryan's budget proposal that punishes the poor to pay for the excesses of the wealthiest.