This is the Marxist/Progressives reasoning for the at best tepid recovery of their making taken from the Marxist/Progressive think tank The Center for American Progress.
”Middle-class Americans continue to struggle amid modest economic growth and moderate job creation. Long-term unemployment is high, incomes are growing slowly, poverty is widespread, and employer-sponsored health insurance and retirement benefits are declining. Policymakers must both lay the foundation for stronger, sustained growth and help those who are struggling the most.
A number of progressive policies can help get this work done. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009, or the ACA, is one—albeit rather large—example. It has improved economic security for millions of Americans by expanding insurance coverage to many who did not have it before. It also increased the quality of health insurance by allowing children to stay longer on their parents’ insurance, ending lifetime limits, prohibiting insurance companies from excluding people due to pre-existing conditions, preventing insurance companies from charging women more than men, and providing access to preventive care.
Other progressive policies that are beneficial to economic growth include investments in infrastructure and education. Policymakers should consider additional policies that increase growth and help the most vulnerable members of our communities, such as restoring funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, formerly known as food stamps; raising the minimum wage; and extending long-term unemployment benefits. The bottom line is that these progressive policies can help end the economic struggles of millions of people. Currently, such policies are badly needed.”
The fact is that it is these very policies the Obama regime has implemented and increased. It is these policies that are the cause of the ills the Marxist/Progressives claim they want to cure. The government has never created a productive job nor has it ever created a means to prosperity. By its very nature the government restricts job growth and limits prosperity. Every dollar the government takes from the private economy is a dollar that cannot be used for innovation and growth.
The best way to lower poverty and increase the prosperity of all is to have the government drastically reduce its role and allow people to be self-reliant. Ronald Reagan understood that it is motivated people that produce prosperity for all; not bureaucrats who have never been responsible for the payrolls of others much less their own incomes. To understand the road down which the Marxist/Progressives are taking us with their limited and restrictive thinking as demonstrated above, take a look at Venezuela.