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Signs of economic recovery are everywhere. Housing prices have bottomed out; the stock market has rallied; and capital markets are operating normally. Today, economists are debating whether or not the recession is over. When Obama took office, the debate was whether a sharp decline in economic activity would trigger more bank failures in a vicious cycle, culminating in a full scale depression. His policies have restored confidence and that is the most important thing. Others argue that his policies will seriously undermine the long-term growth of the US economy. Our fiscal outlook is so poor that inflation is likely, undermining faith in the dollar as a global reserve asset. Cap and trade legislation will make US industry less globally competitive; his health care proposals will leave us both poorer and less healthy; and the dramatic increase in taxes needed to pay for all this will discourage risk-taking and investing.

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Mr. Lawrence Mishel

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Mr. Lawrence Mishel
  • Presidence, Economic Policy Institute
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Steven Rattner

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Steven Rattner
  • Chairman & CEO, Willett Advisors LLC
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Unless we start allocating health care resources more prudently—rationing, by its proper name—the exploding cost of <a name="medicare" id="medicare"></a>Medicare will swamp the federal budget.

Sunday, September 16, 2012
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“Blaming technology is a common refrain from economists who hate the thought that globalization is not the world’s unambiguous salvation.”

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
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Under Trump’s economic policies, Steven Rattner argues, “Measured in relation to the size of our economy, our national debt as a percentage of our economy would grow to 98 percent a decade from now — the highest in our history except during World War II — from the current 77 percent.”

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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After bringing his children to Cuba, Steve Rattner said, “I wanted my children to see firsthand the ineffectiveness of socialism at creating prosperity. And I was eager for them to appreciate that the country’s salvation could be the very system that Fidel Castro decried: capitalism.”

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
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On the Affordable Care Act, Steven Rattner argues, “Some changes — even some alterations favored by Republicans — would make the national health care program work better.”

Thursday, July 13, 2017
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Friday, January 1, 2016
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Steven Rattner argues, “As a centrist Democrat, I’m scared to see my party pulled into positions that are both bad politics and dubious policy. And I’m disappointed that few of our party’s moderates are willing to resist the freight train coming at us from the left.”

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
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Mark Zandi

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Mark Zandi
  • Chief Economist of Moody's Analytics
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Friday, October 12, 2012
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Sunday, April 10, 2011
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Monday, April 20, 2009
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Thursday, October 29, 2009
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Office of Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) News Release October 15, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009
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Congressional Testimony by Mark Zandi September 24, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009
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Extend tax cuts for everyone except high-income taxpayers. The economy isn’t great, but it is strong enough to handle higher tax rates on the wealthy.

Sunday, July 29, 2012
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Moody’s Analytics U.S. macro forecast.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
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Income inequality is nothing new in this country. But the disparity between haves and have-nots is widening, and policymakers need to take action. At stake: our long-term economic success.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

In 2010 Zandi supported a middle ground that would forestall any tax increases in 2011 and to phase in higher rates on upper-income households in 2012.

Friday, July 15, 2011

An interview with economist Mark Zandi: why he’ll argue for the motion, “Congress should pass Obama’s jobs plan—piece by piece,” at the Oct. 25 Slate/Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
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President Obama’s much-anticipated jobs plan is a laudable effort to support the struggling economy. The plan would go a long way toward stabilizing confidence, forestalling another recession, and jump-starting a self-sustaining economic expansion.

Friday, September 9, 2011
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The economy is struggling to avoid recession. The political spectacle over the debt ceiling and Standard & Poor’s downgrade of Treasury debt have upended the already-fragile collective psyche. Consumers and businesses appear frozen in place. They are not pulling back yet, but to avoid a downturn it is vital for policymakers to act aggressively to stabilize sentiment.

Friday, August 26, 2011
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Eliot Spitzer

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Eliot Spitzer
  • Former Governor, New York
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Monday, July 13, 2009
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Allan Meltzer

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Allan Meltzer
  • Allan H. Meltzer University Professor of Political Economy, Carnegie Mellon University
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James Galbraith

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James Galbraith
  • Professor of Public Affairs & Former Executive Director, Congressional Joint Economic Committee
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For the Motion

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Gary Burtless
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Josh Bivens

Against the Motion

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Edward P. Lazear
Friday, October 23, 2009
Allan H. Meltzer
Monday, October 19, 2009
Alex Brill
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Desmond Lachman
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Allan H. Meltzer
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Michael J. Boskin
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Karl Rove

Recovery

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Thursday, October 29, 2009
Bureau of Economic Analysis
Friday, October 30, 2009
Bureau of Economic Analysis
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Bureau of Economic Analysis
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Phil Mintz
Friday, October 30, 2009
Sara Murray
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Alan S. Blinder
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Emily Kaiser
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Sudeep Reddy
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Scott Wilson
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Jeannine Aversa

Stimulus

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016
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Friday, September 3, 2010
Christopher Flavelle
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
David M. Herszenhorn
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
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Friday, October 30, 2009
Patrice Hill
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Rex Nutting
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Sudeep Reddy
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Is Another Stimulus Needed?

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Sunday, November 1, 2009
Paul Krugman
Monday, August 10, 2009
Joseph Stiglitz
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Source
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Bruce Bartlett
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Center for Economic and Policy Research
Friday, September 4, 2009
Brett J. Blackledge
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Michael Grabell
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Peter S. Goodman

Unemployment

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Thursday, September 1, 2016
Bureau of Labor Statistics

The number of unemployed persons, at 14.0 million, was essentially unchanged in September, and the unemployment rate was 9.1 percent. Since April, the rate has held in a narrow range from 9.0 to 9.2 percent.

Friday, October 7, 2011
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Friday, November 6, 2009
Jeannine Aversa
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Source
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Peter Nicholas
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Tami Luhby
Friday, October 30, 2009
Matt Apuzzo
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Christopher Leonard
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Lucia Mutikani
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Jim Abrams
Friday, October 2, 2009
Peter S. Goodman

Housing

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Friday, October 23, 2009
David Streitfeld
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Mortgage Bankers Association
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Mortgage Bankers Association
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
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Bailout

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
ProPublica

Bank Bailout

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009
David Goldman
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Stephen Gandel
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Damian Paletta
Monday, May 18, 2009
Dean Baker
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Edmund L. Andrews
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
U.S. Treasury Department March 23
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Joseph E. Stiglitz
Thursday, February 12, 2009
David C. John
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Jeffrey A. Miron

Bank Stress Test

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System May 7
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Douglas J. Elliott
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Deborah Solomon
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Matthew Richardson

Regulation White Paper

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Department of the Treasury June 17

Regulation

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Thursday, November 5, 2009
Jeff Madrick
Thursday, October 29, 2009
David Wessel
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tim Fernholz
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Noam Scheiber
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Louis Uchitelle
Friday, October 16, 2009
Stephen Labaton
Thursday, October 15, 2009
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Thursday, October 8, 2009
Peter Boone
Monday, August 1, 2016
Peter J. Wallison
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Charles W. Calomiris

Executive Pay

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Charles W. Calomiris
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Laurence Grafstein

Automotive Bailout

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Monday, November 2, 2009
Nick Bunkley
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Neil King Jr.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Matthew Dolan
Friday, July 10, 2009
Tom Krisher
Monday, June 8, 2009
David Von Drehle
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Scott Sperling

Obama’s Budget

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September Treasury Statement

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016
U.S. Department of the Treasury September 30

CBO Analysis Fiscal Year 2010 Budget

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Congress of the United States

CBO Budget and Economic Outlook

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Monday, August 1, 2016
Congress of the United States