Forget about the political rhetoric from both sides and check out this summary from Business Insider. Lots of very useful, easy-to-digest charts. Bottom line: The economy is obviously much improved from 2008 - hell, it was in free-fall in 2008. Better, however, does not mean wonderful; unemployment remains quite high and the deficit is huge. But growth continues to chug along and debt is being reduced.
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