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Fact-Checking Clinton on the Economy

James Pethokoukis and Avik Roy both highlight what may have been Clinton’s least defensible economic assertion of the first debate: that the Bush tax cuts somehow set off the economic crisis of 2008. T here’s no evidence to back up this argument, and no mainstream theory either. It exists pretty much exclusively in the rhetoric of Democratic politicians. Here’s Vice President Joe Biden in his 2012 debate with Paul Ryan: [B]y the way, they talk about this Great Recession if it fell out of the sky, like, ‘Oh, my goodness, where did it come from?’” Biden said.
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