ECONOMIC SHOWDOWN

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MCCAIN: holds a town hall in Denver where he’ll unveil his retooled jobs plan, propose balancing the the budget by 2013 by reforming Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid. Read full plan here.

Hits Obama on taxes, spending and health care. Read more excerpts here and read list of economists backing McCain’s plan here.

McCain camp memo: Slaps Obama for budget resolution vote that may mean a tax increase for those earning $32,000/year. Read it here.

OBAMA: Holds a discussion on economic security for families,originally planned for Charlotte, North Carolina, but moved to St. Louis.

Attempts to lump McCain’s economic ideas with Bush’s policies. “It hasn’t worked, it won’t work, and it’s time to try something new.” Read prepared remarks here.

NY Times: “Not since at least 1980..has the economy been in worse shape heading into the heart of a presidential campaign.”

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