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Economic Growth

ICYMI: Here’s what has changed since Obama took office

Much has changed since President Obama took office in January 2009. Here are the facts: The unemployment rate is down… January 2009: 7.8% November 2016: 4.6% The number of uninsured Americans is down… 2009: 49 million 2015: 29.8 million The deficit is down… 2009: -$1.4 trillion 2016: $590 billion While… The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up… January 20, 2009:…

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Trump should be saying #ThanksObama

Just like Donald Trump inherited a fortune from his father when he started his business career, he will inherit the growing Obama economy when he starts his presidential term in January. Before President Obama took office, the economy was in freefall and millions of Americans would end up losing their jobs, homes, and life savings. Roughly eight years later, the unemployment…

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U.S. GDP Report Shows Strongest Economic Expansion in Two Years — Thanks, Obama

Thanks to President Obama’s leadership and the policies that his Administration put in place, the economy has continued to expand at the fastest rate in years. The Commerce Department’s latest GDP report showed that the economy grew at a robust 3.2% clip in the third quarter of this year, and the economy looks to be on course for more positive growth…

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Today’s Jobs Report Highlights Strong Economy Under Democratic Leadership

New York Times – Last Pre-election Jobs Report Shows Healthy Growth and Higher Wages Associated Press – US employers add solid 161K jobs; wages up by most since ’09 CBS News – Wage growth surges as economy notches solid job gains Bloomberg – US job growth on target Marketwatch – U.S. creates 161,000 jobs in October as wages climb Wall…

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This Week: Hillary Clinton’s Inclusive Economy

This Week: Hillary Clinton’s Inclusive Economy This week, Hillary Clinton outlined her plan to build an inclusive economy — one in which the nearly 1 in 5 Americans living with disabilities are able to participate fully in the workforce. In contrast to Donald Trump, who made headlines during the campaign for mocking a reporter’s disability, Clinton has outlined an economy…

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New DNC Labor Day Video Celebrates Democrats’ Commitment to Working Families

Today, the Democratic National Committee released a new video celebrating the Democratic Party’s commitment to working families. Throughout history, Democrats have stood with unions and working families to fight for fair wages, better benefits, a safe workplace and a secure retirement for all Americans. Hillary Clinton’s economic agenda to raise the minimum wage, end pay discrimination based on gender and…

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The Buzz: Trump’s Dangerous Plan to Repeal the Estate Tax

During Donald Trump’s economic speech in Detroit yesterday, he doubled down on dangerous ideas that favor the wealthy, Wall Street, and large corporations. He pushed for repealing the estate tax, which would do nothing to help working families, and would give the Trump family a $4 billion tax benefit.   On CNN today, Jennifer Granholm explained that only estates valued…

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Reviews of Trump Economic Speech: Stances that Only Help the Few at the Top

A number of editorial boards and columnists are reiterating what many others have said: yesterday’s economic speech by Donald Trump offered nothing but stale, dangerous ideas and more handouts for those at the top.   Mr. Trump’s Losing Economic Game Plan NEW YORK TIMES // EDITORIAL BOARD Donald Trump said on Monday that he wanted to usher in “economic renewal,” but most of…

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The Buzz: What They’re Still Saying About Trump’s Economic Speech

The Buzz: What They’re Still Saying About Trump’s Economic Speech The reviews of Donald Trump’s economic speech today continue to pour in – and they’re not good.   READ HERE…   Trump mixes facts, falsehoods to rip Clinton on the economy POLITICO // ELI STOKOLS …Trump offered no details on how he intended to fund the cuts, other than promising…

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