Episode 776: Here We Grow Again : Planet Money The president's budget promises 3% growth. Is that doable? Yes, but he won't like what it would take.
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Episode 776: Here We Grow Again

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Donald Trump's budget promises 3% annual growth. In this episode, we ask if this is even possible, and how we might get there.
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There is nobody more sunny and optimistic than a politician writing a budget, and Donald Trump is no different.

His budget promises a golden age of new jobs and progress, with tax cuts and a border wall to boot. To make all this possible, it assumes one thing: that the economy will grow at 3% every year. This is very hard. Other countries do it all the time, but the United States hasn't consistently seen that kind of growth in decades.

On today's show, we come up with a plan to get there, but Donald Trump might not like it.

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