A Progressive Economy Can Rebuild America!
Regardless of which presidential candidate you vote for in November, you might want to take a second look at progressive economic policies.
According to a recent analysis by Gerald Friedman, an economics professor at University of Massachusetts Amherst, the Sanders platform could bring about a modern-day “New Deal” that would raise incomes, create jobs, and generate a budget surplus. And, that means that We, The People must keep fighting for those economic goals, regardless of who makes it in to the White House.
Progressive policies like infrastructure spending, free public college, higher social security benefits, and a $15 dollar an hour minimum wage are just what we need to put our economy back on track to grow the middle class and help the American worker.
Professor Friedman said, “Like the New Deal of the 1930s, Senator Sanders' program is designed to do more than merely increase economic activity.” He added that the plan will “promote a more just prosperity, broadly-based with a narrowing of economic inequality.”
Friedman's analysis found that under Sanders' policies, poverty would drop to a record low of about 6%, the economy would group by more than 5%, and our deficit would turn into a surplus by the end of his second term.
This presidential race has already brought tens of thousands of new voters into the political process, and the Sanders' candidacy has changed the entire discussion of what we can achieve when we work together.
The most important thing is, no matter who wins the Democratic nomination, We, The People have the power to demand that these policies become reality. There is still a long way to go to the election, so let's keep fighting to make sure that progressive policies win in November.