Congressional Budget Office

Robert B. Reich: The true path to prosperity

Robert B. Reich: The true path to prosperity

It's often thought that Democrats care about fairness and not economic growth, while Republicans care about growth even at the cost of some fairness.

Rubbish. Growth and fairness aren't opposites. In reality, Democrats have been the party of economic growth and fairness. Republicans are the party of neither.

The only way to grow the economy is by investing in the education, health care and infrastructure that average Americans need in order to be more productive. Growth doesn't "trickle down." It rises up.

Consider the two biggest legislative initiatives over past decade -- the Affordable Care Act, achieved without a single Republican vote, and the current...

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