373 Economists Agree: Build Back Better Is Wrong For America

Published on March 01, 2022, 6:17 am
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In light of President Biden’s State of the Union address, the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) released a full-page advertisement in The Wall Street Journal featuring a statement signed by 373 economists calling the Biden Administration’s Build Back Better agenda wrong for America. This letter refutes the White House’s recently touted letter signed by 56 economists promoting the policies in Build Back Better.

“Since day one, the Biden Administration has misled the American people and promulgated empty promises through its Build Back Better agenda,” Brooke Rollins, President and CEO of the America First Policy Institute, and former Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council under President Trump. “From increasing taxes, the rising cost of everyday goods, and skyrocketing gas prices, it is the American people, who have taken the brunt of the Biden Administration’s economic policies. Bottom line: Build Back Better is wrong for America.”  

When you measure the economists who are opposed to Build Back Better with the economists who support Build Back Better, there is really no comparison.

OpposeBuild Back Better SignatoriesSupport
373Total Signatures56
1Nobel Laureates0
1National Economic Council Directors0
3Federal Reserve Bank Presidents/Governors1
1Office of Management & Budget Directors0
1Congressional Budget Office Directors0
1Council of Economic Advisers Chairs0

AFPI’s letter was also signed by Omar Borla, Visiting Scholar at the Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy & Administration at the University of Delaware.

A copy of The Wall Street Journal advertisement can be found here.

Also, check out AFPI’s newly released video on the Biden Administration’s State of America here.


About America First Policy Institute

The America First Policy Institute (AFPI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan research institute. AFPI exists to conduct research and develop policies that put the American people first. Our guiding principles are liberty, free enterprise, national greatness, American military superiority, foreign-policy engagement in the American interest, and the primacy of American workers, families, and communities in all we do.

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