With Monday Night’s Presidential Debate coming up, we thought it would be useful to have a plain English side-by-side comparison of Clinton and Trump’s policy positions and proposals.
For example, we hear a lot about how Trump will be “strong” on National Security. But what are the candidates’ policy proposals to get us there?
Well, for Trump, this means (i) an aggressive bombing campaign of ISIS territories, and killing of terrorists’ families; (ii) use of torture as an interrogation technique; (iii) as ideological test for Muslims wishing to enter the U.S., and (iv) for captured terrorists to be tried in Guantanamo Bay.
Clinton, on the other hand, has proposed strong U.S. involvement in fighting ISIS, short of deploying boots on the ground, a no-fly zone in Syria, as well as training of Syrian rebels, and to work with U.S. allies to dismantle terror networks.
On the economy, Clinton proposes raising taxes on high income households with a tax plan that is expected to generate $200-500 million in additional revenue for the federal government. She would raise the minimum wage, and has proposed increased infrastructure development and related job production.
Trump’s proposal is to cut taxes for all, including corporations, with a strong emphasis on lowering taxes for the rich. His tax plan would cost the federal government $9.5 trillion. He would also push the decision on minimum wage to the states, and proposes deregulation of the banks.
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