Dean Baker for Truthout: The economy is moving in the right direction, and understanding the recent history behind these trends is important.
The Republican budget takes from those in need and gives to billionaires. By 2027, 80 percent of the Trump-GOP tax plan is an enormous boon to the wealthiest Americans.
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Mike Lofgren is a former congressional staff member who served on the House and Senate budget committees. His new book, The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government, appeared January 5, 2016.