Democrat or Republican

September 24, 2012


Politics in general has always been an avocation of mine. US politics is particularly exciting and interesting. So every four years during a presidential election I am fascinated by the characters, policies, the media (and its often overreaching into reporting their opinions rather than news) and, finally, the public’s misconceptions about candidates, their parties and their positions.

Below are three policy recommendations made by political leadership after the last election. My question is whether one thinks it was Democrat or Republican leadership that made these recommendations:

(1) Reduce the two lowest individual tax rates lowering taxes on 100 million returns and saving lower income families between $500 and $3,200 per year in taxes.

(2) Tax deduction of 20% on the income of small businesses.

(3) Make unemployment benefits tax free.