The nation’s economy never becomes more partisan than during a presidential election. The Republican National Convention is just a week away and both sides are busy crafting their version of the state of the economy. In the Bush camp, the message is that tax cuts have helped the nation through recession. Kerry continues to talk about lost jobs and a grim future under Republican leadership. Both sides further confuse the average voter, with the artful use of select statistics. We’ll weigh in with analysts on both sides of the political spectrum.
Paul Krugman, Op-Ed Columnist for the New York Times and Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton University
Stephen Moore, President of The Club for Growth and Contributing Editor to the National Review