The Marxist/Progressives have their own reasons. Here is what the Marxist/Progressive think tank the Center for American Progress printed.
“ Thus the lackluster growth that we are seeing nearly five years since the U.S. economy began expanding can be traced back to two main factors: the ongoing financial stress faced by most American families whose incomes are struggling to keep up with household demands; and the abnormal fiscal austerity that undermined government’s usual contribution to smoothing downturns and laying the foundations for the next round of economic growth—this despite the fact that fiscal deficits will fall back to just 2.8 percent of GDP this year”
They are correct about American families struggling. What they fail to say is that it is their policies that are prohibiting job growth and wage increases. Remember the average family has less income than it did five years ago. It is the Marxist/Progressives who insist on not building the Keystone Pipeline, it is the Marxist/Progressives who insist on more and more regulations for businesses and it is the Marxist/Progressives who passed and now are implementing the biggest job killer of all; Obamacare.
The idea that more spending will stimulate growth has been proven to be just as false today as it was in the 1930’s. When money is taken from businesses and individuals who know how to create growth which creates jobs and give that money to the government who knows how to waste money, growth is restricted. Economists have told us that for every trillion dollars of additional governmental debt, the potential growth of GNP has been reduced by 1 full per cent.
The Marxist/Progressives are implementing the policies outlined by Marx. Marx told us the GNP should be allowed to grow no more than the growth of the population. This limited growth will prevent those evil capitalists from accumulating more. The policies of the Marxist/Progressives are bringing the results for which they were designed.