The author claims that 5%+ has NEVER happened, but it literally happened 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000, 4 of 5 of those years were actually 6%+. There was also 6%+ GDP growth in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006. However, those were both bubble time periods, so let’s ignore those for now. The author stops looking through history at the Reagan era, which is when our nation took a harsh turn toward trickle-down economics. If you look back to the decades when we had a strong Middle Class (which used economic policies in line with what Sanders wants) you’ll see 5%, 6%, … 9% growth rates per year. 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969… were all 5% or higher and those are just that one stretch in a row.
So when the author makes technical claims about things never happening and it took one Google search wherein the very first hit explicitly disproves their point… then they aren’t ACTUALLY doing the research, they are just repeating something they heard.