Use the Bully Pulpit

In this environment of extreme polarization, the President can’t get alot of legislation passed. As Jared Bernstein says:

Well, if you can’t do…teach.

Build the case for gov’t’s role at a time like this.  Explain that we’re stuck in a vicious cycle of weak demand feeding into weak job growth feeding back into weak demand.  Households are still deleveraging, and that’s holding back hiring too.

And what happened to our business leaders? As Bernstein points out:

In the past, you could count on a particular brand of Republican for support in some important areas of economic policy…on things like infrastructure, education, investment in R&D;, sectoral subsidies, like for clean energy or high speed rail, you could often get help from industry lobbies and even the Chamber of Commerce.


About James Crist

How do we stop America's decline? The country is in trouble and we can all feel it. Where did we go wrong? How do we fix it? We now have an auction-based government, for sale to the highest bidder. Politicians have become nothing more than corporate whores and pawns for the rich. If we want our representatives to represent us, let them get their campaign money from us, their constituents. We have to amend the constitution to get the big money out of politics.
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