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The Fall of ‘Trickle-Down’ and the Rise of ‘Middle-Out’ Economics
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The Fall of ‘Trickle-Down’ and the Rise of ‘Middle-Out’ Economics

Starving our economy of needed investments and pulling the rug out from under an already-struggling middle class will not grow our economy.

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  • Heather Boushey

A year ago, President Obama gave a speech in Osawatomie, Kansas where he laid out a vision of how the economy grows. This vision proved a successful way to connect with voters during the campaign. Now, as Congress debates whether to push the U.S. economy over the so-called fiscal cliff and policymakers consider far-reaching changes to our nation’s tax code and entitlement, this is the time to reflect on the economic reality behind Obama’s middle-out economics.

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Heather Boushey

Senior Fellow