Hot Issue - Economy


Topic
McCain
Obama
Help with Energy Costs
Institute a summer gas tax holiday

Repeal the 54 cents per gallon tax on imported sugar-based ethanol, increasing competition, and lowering prices of gasoline at the pump

Windfall Profits Tax to Provide a $1,000 Emergency Energy Rebate to American Families
Workers
Provide workplace flexibility

Workers should be able to choose new training that fits their personal situation so that they can build new skills as their careers change.

Provide $50 billion to Jumpstart the Economy and Prevent 1 Million Americans from Losing Their Jobs

Reward companies that support American workers
Taxes
Keep the top tax rate at 35 percent

Cut The Corporate Tax Rate From 35 To 25 Percent

Deductions for big, expensive purchases

Tax credit for R&D

Reduce estate taxes

Provide a Tax Cut for Working Families

Eliminate Income Taxes for Seniors Making Less than $50,000

Simplify Tax Filings for Middle Class Americans

End Tax Breaks for Companies that Send Jobs Overseas
Trade
Lower barriers to trade
Fight for Fair Trade

Amend the North American Free Trade Agreement
Jobs
Providing workers with more choice in job training assistance so that they can build the skills they need for new and better jobs
Invest in new, clean energy which will provide lots of jobs

Invest in new technologies to create jobs