Calling Greenspan's Bluff

Authors

  • Bernard Sanders
  • Alan Greenspan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-055-05-2003-09_2

Keywords:

Political Economy

Abstract

Too often Alan Greenspan is regarded by members of both parties as some kind of all-knowing sage, when in fact he is an extreme right-wing economist whose views on the minimum wage, trade, taxes, and other issues are directly at odds with the needs of working and middle-class Americans. I get sick and tired of hearing how well the economy is doing when so many are having a difficult time. It's time people start calling Greenspan's bluff, showing how out of touch he is with the working class of this country. So I have made it my job, when he comes before Congress twice a year, to reveal how reactionary he is. On that day I was particularly outraged by a remark he had made earlier, when asked about the huge loss of manufacturing jobs. Greenspan said something about how it was debatable whether it was harmful to lose those jobs. - Representative Bernard Sanders (Independent-Vermont)

Published

2003-10-02

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