As election day nears, some voters are still unsure about who they think would make a better President between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Without choosing sides between the Democratic and Republican nominees, this article will provide a detailed outline of Hillary Clinton’s plans versus Donald Trump’s plans to change America. This article outlines both candidates’ plans in regards to three very important subjects; immigration, healthcare, and childcare. Who will you choose to be the next President of the United States?
Let’s start with one of the most important subjects: Foreign Policy.
Donald Trump has made it loud and clear how he plans to change immigration laws, as well as fight ISIS. For one, Trump plans to build a wall between Mexico and United States. He plans to establish new immigration laws and change screening methods in an effort to keep terrorists out of our country.
Donald plans to place a temporary hold on allowing immigrants in from countries who have a history of terrorism. Further, he plans to beat Islamic radicals in a similar way that we fought and won the cold war.
Now let’s take a look at Hillary’s plan, which she calls the immigration reform. She plans to lead immigrants on a pathway to full and equal citizenship.
“If we claim we are for family, then we have to pull together and resolve the outstanding issues around our broken immigration system. The American people support comprehensive immigration reform not just because it’s the right thing to do—and it is—but because they know it strengthens families, strengthens our economy, and strengthens our country. … We can’t wait any longer for a path to full and equal citizenship.”
Hillary states that she will enforce immigration laws humanely, close immigration detention centers, and promote naturalization. Further, Hillary will end the three-and-10-year bars, which forces families to be separated based on different citizenship or immigration statuses.
Another very important subject to U.S. citizens is healthcare.
Trump’s healthcare reform includes replacing Obamacare with Health Savings Accounts. He will work with Congress to create an affordable, high-quality health insurance program that offers a variety for us to choose from.
Trump says that Obamacare did not follow through with cutting premiums, but instead has significantly raised them.
“President Obama said his health plan would cut the cost of family premiums by up to $2,500 a year. Instead, premiums have gone up by almost $5,000 since Obamacare passed.”
Trump will maximize the flexibility for states to use grants in order to create an innovative Medicaid program for low-income citizens.
Hillary, on the other hand, plans to expand access to the Affordable Healthcare Act. She will allow immigrants, regardless of their citizenship status, to obtain healthcare. Hillary will work towards lowering prescription costs and reduce copay’s and deductibles.
Hillary pledges to ensure all women will have access to preventive care, contraceptives, and abortion that is safe and legal.
Childcare is, yet, another very important subject that both candidates have made a plan to better benefit parents in America. Right now, child care is costing families as much as 18 percent of their yearly income, according to CNN Money.
Trump plans to rewrite the tax code to allow parents to deduct childcare expenses from their taxes for elderly dependents and up to four children.
For low-income families, Trump plans to create an Expanded Earned Income Tax Credit, which will allow parents to receive a childcare rebate.
Trump will allow parents to enroll their children and elderly dependents in a tax-free dependent care savings account. For those who qualify to receive the Expanded Earned Income Tax Credit, a matching contribution of up to $500 will be added to the savings account.
Further, Trump will make it possible for each workplace to provide childcare. Also, women will be able to receive six weeks of paid leave as new mothers.
Hillary plans to increase childcare investments so that parents will pay no more than 10 percent of their yearly income towards childcare expenses. She wants to give raises to childcare workers in order to provide better quality childcare centers.
Hillary also mentioned that she would work towards providing up to one million student parents with a scholarship of up to $1,500 a year to go towards child care while attending college. She plans to make childcare available at all college campuses.
While the list goes on and on, Hillary and Trump certainly have different views and outlooks when it comes to their plans to change America. Who will you choose to be the next President of the United States?
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