If you listened to the debate last night, you might get the distinct impression from Paul Ryan that the economy is in rough shape. Sadly for him, that darn reality keeps turning him into a bold-faced liar.
The New York Times is reporting on the latest survey of the economy performed by Thomson Reuters in partnership with the University of Michigan. This study finds the consumer sentiment index at its highest point since September 2007. Earlier in this month came the unemployment numbers, which destroyed a popular Republican talking point. And to add a cherry to the top of this bad news, the Economic Cycle Research Institute reported accelerated economic growth for yet another week, further raining on the Republicans bad day.
Add to that the inflation index being only 1.7% for the last quarter, the Republicans picked a bad year to try to run their campaigns based on bashing the President’s economic recovery.