GOP Policies Will Further Increase Both Unemployment And The Deficit

Republicans, excited to find that many voters have forgotten that it was Republican policies which caused our current economic problems, are promising to increase employment and decrease the deficit. Actually many studies demonstrate that GOP policies would do the opposite:

…the things that Republicans have said they want to do won’t actually boost employment or reduce deficits. In fact, much the opposite. By combing through a variety of studies and projections from nonpartisan economic sources, we here at Gaggle headquarters have found that if Republicans were in charge from January 2009 onward—and if they were now given carte blanche to enact the proposals they want to—the projected 2010–2020 deficits would be larger than they are under Obama, and fewer people would probably be employed.

Going through the math in the article demonstrates that those who are nostalgic for a return of the Republicans are as delusional as Russians who now wish to return to Stalinism.

Obama’s stimulus plan was insufficient to correct all economic problems (and it is doubtful any government action can) but it did leave the economy in far better shape that it would be without such action. Further economic stimulus would make far more sense than to see both unemployment and the deficit increase further under GOP policies. There’s little chance the Republicans would support any policies which would actually help the economy as opposed to providing tax cuts for their wealthiest supporters.

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    Esther Smith says:

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    Cheryl says:

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    Dominic D'Adamo says:

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    Ty Clarke says:

    As far as I’m concerned it doesn’t matter which party won November 2nd. What matters is that Americans start working again. LiUNA (Laborers’ International Union of North America http://bit.ly/9ZVcaM) estimates 1.5 million men and women in the construction industry are jobless. That’s unacceptable, somethings gotta be done. Send a letter to your Congressman and tell them what we really need are more jobs http://bit.ly/aOWRPM

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