Tony’s gone all Dirty Harry on the economy, and Julia’s sloganned right back at him. Essentially, it’s going to be a year of politicians shouting stuff about the economy at each other, a small proportion of which may bear some tangential relationship to reality. This however, is not an inditement of politicians, but merely an explanation of how economics works.
Okay, that was mean. Economists are good people doing a difficult job under trying circumstances etc and they have graphs to prove it.
Anyway, it looks like Tony and Joe have unsurprisingly got their numbers wrong right from the start (paywalled link). Personally, I blame their caterers.