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Sunday Shows Ignore The Most Important Economic Issue: Jobs

November 11, 2012

Four of the five major Sunday morning political shows ignored the issue of job creation and economic growth, which economists and voters say are the most important economic issues facing the nation. Instead, the economic discussion on the November 11 editions of these shows focused almost exclusively on the debate over how to achieve deficit reduction. Read

Economists and other experts also say that job creation and economic growth are the most important issue facing the country.

An op-ed written by economist Dean Baker and West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy executive director Ted Boettner stated that “it is unfortunate that deficit reduction has come to occupy center stage in the national political debate when clearly our country’s biggest problem is the jobs deficit.” The two added: “Deficit reduction in the near future will worsen the unemployment problem.”