Even before the Corona Pandemic, the Trump Administration promise of restoring the industrial heart land had fallen flat. He did not “turn it around fast” as he had promised. He did not turn it around at all. Despite strong growth in selected portions of the country, Americans living from Rhode Island to Wyoming were facing a weakening job picture with little improvement in wages. Policies touted as a panacea for stagnation were in fact contributing to it.

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Scott Lilly has been writing about public policy for more than four decades. He is widely viewed as one of the leading experts on the federal budget process and the impact of changes in federal spending policy on local communities, national security and the economy. For 31 years, he worked as a Congressional staffer during which time he directed the staffs of the Joint Economic Committee, the Democratic Study Group and the House Appropriations Committee. He has traveled widely probing the effectiveness of government programs across the U.S. and overseas. He is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and an Adjunct Professor of Public Policy at the LBJ School of Public Policy, University of Texas. He has testified before numerous Congressional committees and has been a guest on CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and various other television and radio networks. He has been frequently quoted in the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and other major newspapers.

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