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From the list of policy options below identify three policies you would vote for and three you would definitely vote against and explain why.


From the list of policy options below identify three policies you would vote for and three you would definitely vote against and explain why. You must be able to take a firm stand both for your 3 chosen policies and against the 3 you do NOT want to see enacted.


⦁ Provide a $5,000 income tax credit for first time home buyers and a $3,000 credit for anyone else who bought a home during the year.

⦁ Spend an extra $25 billion to rebuild our nation's highways.

⦁ Give a tax credit to any business that purchases new equipment during this tax year equal to 20% of the cost of the equipment that was purchased.

⦁ Reduce the tax individuals pay on capital gains. Capital gains is the profit received when you sell stocks or real estate for more than their original purchase price.

⦁ Eliminate the federal tax on gasoline. (Be careful because this tax funds repairs to highways.)

⦁  Give unemployed people a training or relocation allowance of $2,500 to assist them in their search for a new job. This would be a reimbursement for moving expenditures or a payment made directly to a college or job training program.

⦁  Eliminate the income tax that individuals must pay on stock dividends they receive.

⦁  Decrease the tax rates on Corporate Profits.

⦁  Increase the per child tax credit from $600 per child to $1,000 per child.

⦁  Decrease the lower tax bracket rate from 12% to 10%.

⦁  Decrease the upper tax bracket rate from 37% to 32%.

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