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Unformatted text preview: that of Kennedy in his 1960 campaign. As governor of Arkansas for 12 years, Clinton could point to his experience in wrestling with the very issues of economic growth, education, and health care that were, according to public opinion polls, among President Bushs chief vulnerabilities. Where Bush offered an economic program based on lower taxes and cuts in government spending, Clinton proposed higher taxes on the wealthy and increased spending on investments in education, transportation, and communications that, he believed, would boost the nations productivity and growth and thereby lower the deficit. Similarly, Clintons health care proposals called for much heavier involvement by the federal government than Bushs....
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