--White House's CEA Chair Urges Need in Order to Spur Economic Growth
WASHINGTON (MNI) - Comprehensive reform on immigration and business taxes,
along with dramatic increases to infrastructure investment, are the keys to
near-term economic growth, White House Council of Economic Advisors Chairman
Jason Furman said in a broad discussion Wednesday.
Of the three, immigration reform, namely a path to citizenship for
undocumented workers, would make the largest positive impact on GDP, Furman said
at an event sponsored by The Atlantic Magazine.
"It helps offset one of the biggest challenges we face economically, which
is our demographic headwinds, but it also increases productivity and innovation,
not just by bringing in high-skilled people, though that