The Republican presidential candidates will square off tonight in what will surely be one of the most memorable debates in the history of US politics.
The GOP debate is focused on the economy will discuss job growth, taxes, retirement, technology, and the health of the United States economy.
The two-hour debate will underscore the difference between the Democrats and the Republicans and the vision for the future of America. The Democrats played to Americans’ pocketbooks by offering up quasi-socialist offers for free or drastically lowered prices to education and healthcare.
“These three (Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Martin O’Malley) spent the whole debate trying to out-flank each other by promising how much free ‘stuff’ they could give to Americans if they were elected,” wrote members of the College Republicans in an Op-ed piece in The Badger Herald. “The ideas presented in the debate are indicative of the failed, flawed policies of the Democratic Party and would not be beneficial to improving the economy or moving America forward.”
As you can see, Republicans have a much different take on these key issues.
Ben Carson, who is currently leading in primary polls (26%), has a plan to keep government spending at an absolute minimal, even if it means cutting key programs and resources.
The politician recently said that he was for “federal education funding to bolster Title I, a Department of Education program that distributes money to support urban and rural schools with impoverished student bodies.”
“Let me put it this way: if I was the president, I would not sign and increased budget. Absolutely would not do it. They would have to find a place to cut,” Ben Carson told Marketplace.
The most well-known candidate, Donald Trump (22%) believes more taxes for the wealthy and less on the middle class will be good for the economy.
However, Trump is also for cutting government spending, and lowering corporate taxes, which he believes could bring home over $2.5 trillion from oversea accounts.
“I think there’s so much waste, so my scandalous we some Washington that we shouldn’t have to (raise the debt ceiling),” Donald Trump said.
Marco Rubio (8%) is for cutting corporate taxes while creating two tax brackets of 15% and 35% while eliminating personal deductions.
As for healthcare, he wants to repeal The Affordable Care Act.The second Republican debates will offer an entertaining glimpse into the minds of the candidates, as well as the entire Republican Party.
Either way, Democrat or Republican the American, people are going to pay for it.