(Campaign for America’s Future) — If you thought Thursday night’s Fox Business Republican presidential debate left a lot of questions unanswered, and even more unasked, that are central to the national debate about jobs, the economy and the challenges working people face, you would be right.
We matched our Platform for People and the Planet, the 12-item Populism 2015 agenda that we released last year with the involvement and support of five other key progressive organizations, and a transcript of the GOP debate. It turns out there were a lot of misses.
Totally absent from the debate:
● Raising wages and reversing inequality. We know that the Republican candidates don’t support increasing the power of unions or increasing the minimum wage. But they didn’t even try to spell out that a conservative plan for raising wages and closing the gap between working families and the top 1 percent would look like.