Bernie Sanders’ Economic Plan Doesn’t Add Up SAY DEMOCRAT ECONOMISTS


Bernie Sanders can shrug it off if conservatives point out that his math doesn’t add up, but what if the criticism is coming from his own party?

The Hill reports:

Sanders’s economic math doesn’t add up, say former White House economists

A group of former economic advisers to Presidents Obama and Clinton are taking Bernie Sanders to task, arguing his economic math doesn’t add up.

Four former heads of the Council of Economic Advisers posted an open letter online Wednesday, arguing that the Democratic presidential candidate is relying on claims for his economic plans that cannot be backed up with evidence.

And as long as the campaign makes such claims, they argue, it undermines Democrats hoping to make a more realistic economic case.
“These claims undermine the credibility of the progressive economic agenda and make it that much more difficult to challenge the unrealistic claims made by Republican candidates,” they wrote.

The economists signing on the letter are Alan Krueger from Princeton University, Austan Goolsbee of the University of Chicago Booth School, and Christina Romer from the University of California at Berkeley.

Also signing onto the letter was Laura Tyson, also of the University of California at Berkeley. She chaired the economic council under President Clinton, from 1993 to 1995.

Maybe Bernie’s plan just needs more unicorns and rainbows.

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