2nd Discussion Paper - Hannan Merritt Intro to American...

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Hannan Merritt Intro to American Politics Obama vs . McCain Social Groups 2/25/08 In our discussion of the 2008 Presidential race we have discussed the value of different social groups and how they play into each candidate’s strategy . The important social group that I have decided to focus on is class, more specifically the upper-class . I will begin by discussing the merits of the Republican candidate John McCain and then making a final conclusion about his appeal to upper class voters . Then I will transition and talk about the policy issues of the Democratic candidate Barack Obama and whether his policies will appeal to upper class voters . The first policy issue of McCain’s that I will discuss that could affect upper-class voters is his goal of making the Bush administration income and investment tax cuts permanent . He also wants to keep the income tax rates at their current level . McCain believes that, “Left to their devices, Democrats will impose a massive $100 billion tax hike, almost $700 per taxpayer every year” (JohnMcCain .com). The policy of making the Bush tax cuts permanent would benefit
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