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Our Economy Needs Help Now

The best thing lawmakers can do for our nation’s long-term deficit is to ensure the strength of key programs to protect the middle class and spurring the American economy toward lower unemployment, writes Heather Boushey.

The supercommittee was unable to agree on a proposal to bring down our nation’s long-term budget deficit, but this is not a tragedy. Congress will have other opportunities to address the budget deficit in the coming year. The real tragedy is that the supercommittee had within its power the ability to improve our economy but failed to act.

The above excerpt was originally published in The Hill. Click here to view the full article.

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Heather Boushey

Senior Fellow