The Presidential Election : Barack Obama

1465 WordsOct 11, 20166 Pages
The 2016 presidential race is one of the closest and most interesting elections in our nation’s history. At the end of 2016, Barack Obama will leave the White House and Americans will be faced will big decision of selecting his successor. On the Democratic ticket is former First Lady, Senator and Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, along with her Vice Presidential running mate, former Virginia senator, Tim Kaine. On the Republican ticket is Businessman and former reality television host, Donald Trump with his pick for Vice President, former governor of Indiana, Mike Pence. Whichever candidate wins the presidency will take on the task of trying to alleviate many of the issues our country faces today. One of those issues is to strengthen our economy and create new jobs within the United States. Hillary Clinton’s plan involves making college debt-free for students, making corporations pay their share of taxes, fixing America’s infrastructure and creating new manufacturing jobs in the United States, just to name a few. Donald Trump’s economic plans involve cutting taxes for all Americans, creating new U.S. jobs, and putting stricter trade policies in place (Hillary Clinton 2016; Donald J. Trump For President). According to her campaign website, Hillary Clinton’s plan for the economy is to create an economy that works for all Americans. Hillary hopes to make public college education free to incoming students as well as provide financial relief to students who currently have
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