Both the clowns chasing the U.S. presidency like zombies sighting raw brains have lifted off from economics into flights of politics. Neither is even trying to sell reality anymore, probably assuming that their audience of public school graduates and dropouts is unacquainted with reality anyway.
Both promise to heal the economy using government. Both promise to provide jobs. Both therefore, are liars. Government produces no wealth; it consumes it instead, after confiscating it from citizens. The only jobs it can provide are paid by taxing citizens for the money, or these days, borrowing or printing it to be collected as taxes later. Voting for such false economics is a “Heads, government wins; tails, citizens lose” game. The money flows from taxpayers to government; some of it flows quietly to politicians and what’s left, flows back into the economy it came from. How does that cure anything?
But those are the promises from both candidates, though Hillary Clinton admit she wants more taxes to spend, just lying about who will pay them. Donald Trump doesn’t bring up how he will finance his program; he sticks to tax cuts and skips over financing his program. Voters for either will find their resulting reality reality sucks, i.e. they will have been suckered.
The 2016 U.S. presidential election is shaping up as a true Hobson’s choice.