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In debate, Democrats steer clear of economy

Byron York, Washington Examiner

At the Democratic Party's first one-night presidential debate, what role did the nation's widespread economic anxieties play? Almost none. The word "recession" was uttered just once in the entire debate. (By Julian Castro, who noted the poll's finding of recession fears.) Nor was the word "unemployment" ever spoken. Nor was there a discussion of job creation. Nor was there much of a discussion of wages. On the government side, no one, moderator or candidate, said the word "deficit." No one discussed the mismatch between the federal government's revenues and its spending. No one talked about the national debt.