Trickle Down Doesn't

Trickle Down Doesn't

Since Ronald Regan's presidency US real GDP has grown almost 300% and worker productivity has doubled, while earnings for full time workers have increased by about 50%. (See the FRED graph below.)

So where did all the money go? Conservative economic policies typically focus on tax cuts and loopholes for the wealthy, promising that these benefits to the so called "job creators" will trickle down to the rest of us. But there doesn't seem to be much evidence to support that claim. In fact the bulk of the increases have flowed to corporations and individuals in the form of stock buybacks and soaring executive level compensation.

Progressive policies would work to shift some of the gains back to working people through higher minimum wages, progressive taxation, support for labor unions, anti-trust actions, and eliminating tax loopholes for the wealthy.

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