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Politics and The People / The Economy #162649

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 23, 1996
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The people's belief that Washington is so mired in politics that the country is being badly served examined. [Eleven PEOPLE - express their anger over the budget impasse, the lack of leadership from President Clinton and the Congress and the state of the economy.]

(New York: John Donvan) The crossed signals of American life in which polls indicate the people's loss of confidence in the economy while statistics on the economy indicate positive growth examined. Examples cited to show how economic numbers may not reflect reality. [CLINTON, Vice President Al GORE - laud the economy.] [Redefining Progress Center Ted HALSTEAD - explains why the GDP does not do.] The suggestion from some economists that a genuine progress index replace the gross production index noted.

Reporter(s):
Donvan, John;
Jennings, Peter
Duration:
00:06:10

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