Election day is right around the corner. On November 7, 2000 American citizens will be voting whether they want George W. Bush as our president or Al Gore . Both candidate are well qualified for the job. As Alan Litchman said “ you have to have a certain basic level of intelligence.”
Al Gore has been our vice president for the past eight years and Mr. Bush is currently the Governor of George W. Bush and his running mate for vice president Dick Cheney are representing the Republican party. Mr.Bush has many plans for taxes such as: a portion of taxes should go to retirement, no one should have to pay more than a third of their pay check to taxes, eliminate the death tax, and to double the child deduction.
He also wants to strengthen medicare by making prescription drugs affordable and available to senior citizens. He wants local government to have control of schools. He thinks that the military should get better pay and For the Democratic party Al Gore and running mate Joe Lieberman plan to continue to build on past successes.
The Democratic Convention opens Monday in Los Angeles, but Gore will not give his acceptance speech until Thursday. Gore wants to distance himself from President Clinton with the words such as “fresh start” with regard to the Clinton scandals. Gore believes that that George’s budgets don’t balance, because of a huge tax give aways to the wealthy instead of the middle class, and large deficits that can lead to high interest rates.
Gore is also trying to burden the Bush campaign with voters’ memories of thehigh unemployment rates and weak economic growth that helped drive his father from the White House in 1992. I think which ever candidate is chosen for President will have many challenges in bringing respect and trust back into the Oval office.