The Candidates Stump on the Economy

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Both John McCain and Barack Obama had harsh words today about Iran's missile testing, but they've spent the week talking about the economy. Senator McCain says he'll balance the budget by 2013, the end of his first term. Senator Obama says he won't promise to eliminate the deficit in his first term because hard-hit American families need what he calls "some critical investments." We look at the impact of economic hard times on ordinary Americans and some of the economic fixes proposed by the two presidential candidates.

Credits

Guests:
Nancy Pfotenhauer - Spokeswoman for John McCain, Jason Furman - Harvard Kennedy School of Government - @jasonfurman, Peter Gosselin - National Economics Correspondent, Los Angeles Times, Tom Donlan - Barron's - @barronsonline, Stephen Moore - Heritage Foundation - @StephenMoore

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Sonya Geis, Karen Radziner