Joe Biden’s victory a boost to U.S. economy | Daily News

Joe Biden’s victory a boost to U.S. economy

Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential race will provide a boost to a U.S. economy battered by the COVID-19 pandemic as his bold spending plans and stauncher support for trade and immigration more than offset the drawbacks of new taxes and regulations, top economists say.

Biden’s blueprint will bring back the 11 million jobs and $670 billion in annualized gross domestic product wiped out – and not yet recovered – in the crisis more rapidly than if President Donald Trump had won a second term, analysts say.

“Biden’s policies are the right ones to address the economic crises created by the pandemic,” says Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s analytics. “With such high unemployment, low inflation and zero interest rates, Biden’s proposal to go big on government investment will get us back to full employment fastest. His policies are also targeted to help low- and middle-income households hit hardest by the pandemic.”

A Biden presidency and Republican Senate would mean a smaller economic boost than a sweep that hands a slight majority to Democrats. Under the former scenario, the economy would grow an average 3.5% a year and generate 11.6 million jobs during Biden’s four-year term, according to Moody’s. That would be just modestly better than average growth of 3.2% and 9.8 million new jobs under the status quo – a second Trump term with the current split Congress, Zandi estimates

“Biden’s policies are the right ones to address the economic crises created by the pandemic,” says Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s analytics. “With such high unemployment, low inflation and zero interest rates, Biden’s proposal to go big on government investment will get us back to full employment fastest. His policies are also targeted to help low- and middle-income households hit hardest by the pandemic.”

(https://www.usatoday.com)