Campaign 2000: TIME Issues Briefing: The Four Big Differences

It is easy to believe that politicians always break their promises, that what they say now won't matter after the election. But numerous studies show that in the past 40 years more than two-thirds of the promises made by presidential candidates during a campaign were enacted in some form once they were elected. So we aren't just electing a personality--we're choosing an agenda. And on four critical issues, the differences between Bush and Gore are big. Here they are:

BUSH

TAXES

PLAN: Devote more than a third of the projected surplus--$1.6 trillion--to tax cuts, including a broad cut for all income...

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