The Democratic National Party vs. the Republican National Party

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Since the beginning of American politics, we have lived in a two party political system. These two parties play a very important role in our government, they are a source of ideas for public policy, and they legally oppose each other (class citation), forcing compromises of ideas which are beneficial to the people of the United States of America. Though these two parties generally always oppose each other on the issues, some people believe that there are not significant differences between the Democratic National Party and the Republican National Party. Despite similarities in views on foreign policy, the Democratic National Party and the Republican National Party are different based on their stands on domestic economic issues in the 1992 …show more content…
The Republicans called for the choice of a public, private, or religious school be given to the parent. They would do this with the G.I. Bill for children, giving middle to low income households $1000 to choose the private, public, or religious school of their choice (“Second Presidential Debate, 1992”).

The Democratic Party called for a balanced budget by the year 2002 in the 1996 presidential election, and proposed a method of balancing the budget that would secure Medicare, Medicaid, and protect Social Security (“Draft Democratic National Platform” 42).. Presidential candidate Bob Dole, on the other hand, proposed a constitutional amendment which would require the budget to be balanced (“Second 1996 Presidential Debate” ). This constitutional amendment, according to Dole in the second `96 debate, would allow a broad range of tax cuts for Americans.

Taxes were another issue on which the Democrats and Republicans differed. Dole stated in the first 1996 presidential debate that the balanced budget amendment to the Constitution would allow tax cuts for Americans. When describing his tax proposal, Dole said, “It's a tax cut, cutting capitol gains 50 percent so you can go out and create more jobs and opportunities. It's estate tax relief. It's a $500 per child tax credit...”(“Transcript of the First Presidential Debate” A08). In the second debate, Dole further described his projected tax cuts, saying “if