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WHO HAS "REAL PLANS" TO HELP "REAL PEOPLE"?
George W. Bush says he wants to campaign on his "real plans for real people," but which candidate
has "real plans" that work for "real people"? That's the question this document will address.
The Gore-Lieberman economic plan makes its central priority paying down the debt and strengthening
Social Security and Medicare keeping interest rates low and the economy strong. In the context of
this fiscally responsible plan, the Gore-Lieberman plan includes nearly $500 billion in targeted tax cuts
to help families save for retirement, pay for college, child care or long-term care.
In addition, their plan includes sound investments in critical priorities to grow our prosperity for all
American families. The investments will provide a Medicare prescription drug benefit that is available
and affordable for all seniors. Millions more families will receive quality health care coverage and all
patients in all health plans will be protected by a real and enforceable Patients' Bill of Rights. Every
child will have access to high quality preschool and health insurance. They will learn more in smaller
classes with qualified teachers. Parents will have the tools they need to be involved in their children's
By contrast, the Bush-Cheney tax plan would drain $1.6 trillion of our hard-earned budget surplus
the vast majority of the surplus -- on a tax cut that provides 43 percent of its benefits to the top 1
percent of families. Because most of the benefits of the Bush plan focus on the wealthy, many middle
class families will receive more from Gore-Lieberman's targeted tax plan. Since they have used most
of the budget surplus on a large tax cut, there is little room for real investments in health care or
B E C A U S E O F T H E S E I M P
B E C A U S E O F T H E S E I M P O R T A N T D I F F E R E N C E S ,
O R T A N T D I F F E R E N C E S , MOST REAL FAMILIES
MOST REAL FAMILIES
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W I L L B E N E F I T S U B S T A N TIALLY MORE FROM THE
TIALLY MORE FROM THE GORE
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I N D E E D, MANY FAMILIES WIL
D, MANY FAMILIES WIL L B E L E F T O U T
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CHENEY APPR OACH.
But the American people don't have to take our word for it they can make the comparisons for
themselves. Under the Gore-Lieberman plan:
(1) A family with two small children making $35,000: $6,946 more from Gore-Lieberman than
from Bush-Cheney. This family would benefit from tax cuts to help pay for childcare, save for a
first home, and marriage penalty relief. This family would also benefit from the minimum wage
increase. In addition, this family would benefit from the Gore-Lieberman plan for health coverage
through the Children's Health Insurance Program expansion, guaranteed preschool, and affordable
and high quality child care.
(2) A family making $50,000, caring for an elderly parent and hoping to send their child to
college: $12,960 more from Gore-Lieberman than from Bush-Cheney. This family would
benefit from tax relief that helps pay for long-term care, save for college, and provides marriage
penalty relief. Lower interest rates that result from fiscal discipline will save this family on
mortgage payments and car payments. The mother, one of the best teachers in the district, will