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In Third Democratic Debate, Candidates Avoid Talking About The Economy Even As Recession Looms

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13.09.2019

Ten Democrats took the stage at Texas Southern University in Houston Thursday night for the third Democratic presidential primary debate. In a policy-driven debate, candidates focused on health care, criminal justice reform, and the environment.

As a possible recession looms around the corner, however, Democrats largely ignored it, instead doubling down on promoting massive programs that will require a deep spike in taxes among Americans of all incomes, though most candidates made impossible promises only to raise taxes on the wealthy.

The word “economy” was mentioned during the debate a total of only seven times, and the word “recession” was muttered only once, according to a........

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