Must-Read: Catherine Rampell: The economy was a no-show at GOP debate

Must-Read: Catherine Rampell: The economy was a no-show at GOP debate: “There’s actually a good reason why Republican candidates might want to avoid…

…talking about the economy…. It’s hard to run against the economy these days…. Despite nearly seven years of stewardship by a supposedly crypto-socialist president, the U.S. economy is looking — dare I say it? — pretty good. For all the alarmist predictions about job-killing Obamacare; job-killing Environmental Protection Agency regulations; job-killing tax hikes; the unaffordable gas prices that would arise from blocking the Keystone XL pipeline; and the runaway hyperinflation crisis that would follow zero interest rates and quantitative easing, the metrics on all these issues are better than almost anyone expected…. The United States looks healthier than just about every other major economy…

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