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Ryan Speaks of 4% Growth

February 1, 2013 1 minute Read by Matthew Denhart
The vice presidential debate is underway in Danville, Kentucky. The first segment was dedicated to foreign policy, but the candidates are now debating economic policy. The segment kicked off with moderator Martha Raddatz stating that the "number one" issue is "jobs." Today Amity Shlaes and I argued in a Bloomberg column that the real issue is growth. We are therefore thrilled that Paul Ryan said that America needs growth, and that his economic plan is all about getting the America economy growing at 4% a year. Let's hope the debate continues around this growth theme.

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Matthew Denhart
Matthew Denhart

Matthew Denhart is an expert on immigration policy and is the author of the Bush Institute’s America's Advantage: A Handbook of Vital Immigration and Economic Growth Statistics, now in its third edition. He currently serves as executive director of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation and is a founder of the Coolidge Scholars Program which provides full-ride merit scholarships to America's most promising college students. A summa cum laude graduate of Ohio University, Denhart has written and spoken widely on a variety of policy topics including the economics of higher education, labor, and taxes. He has contributed articles to numerous national publications including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes.com, CNN Opinion, and Bloomberg View. 

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