If you watched the most recent Democrat debate, you hear a lot spin about how bad the economy is. Joe Biden said of the economy, “The middle class is getting killed. The middle class is getting crushed.”
According to James Pethokoukis of the American Enterprise Institute, this was “a problematic answer.”:
The unemployment rate is the lowest since the Vietnam War, and some economists think it may headed toward the lowest levels since the Korean War. The prime-age employment rate — workers age 25 to 54 — is now back above where it was at the start of the Great Recession. And real wages are growing, especially at the bottom, thanks to the long expansion that just keeps rolling. A new CNN poll looking at public confidence in economy finds 76 percent think “current economic conditions are good” versus 67 percent a year ago.
Democrats think they can change the perception of the economy by trashing-talking the economy, and somehow that will help them win.