Economic Stimulus and Economically Distressed Workers
Source:Center for Study of Working Class Life (2009)
Almost 21 percent of households in the U.S. are economically distressed, almost twice the official poverty rate. To reach full employment we need a stimulus package with sustained increases in government spending of $220 billion to generate a $330 billion increase in GDP required to create the new jobs. Economically distressed families also need structural economic reforms as well as the immediate benefits of the stimulus package.