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Commander-in-chief of the economy?

Presidential candidates say they can improve the U.S. economy and create jobs, while some economists believe the president's ability to affect the economy is vastly overrated. What do you think?

The president is responsible for the U.S. economy, good or bad. [18 votes] (9%)
 
The president can foster conditions that encourage (or discourage) economic growth. [77 votes] (37%)
 
The president's influence extends mainly to taxes and federal spending, and Congress has the ultimate say on fiscal policy. [56 votes] (27%)
 
Global market forces far outweigh any influence the president might have. [56 votes] (27%)
 
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