Congress’s drag on the economy
By Dana Milbank,
It is tantalizing to wonder, as Ben Bernanke did Wednesday afternoon, how much better the economy would be today, and how many millions more would have jobs, if Congress hadn’t done so much over the past few years to drag down growth.
Bernanke was ...
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