Election 2008: Turning Point for America in the World Economy

Reflecting the polarization of American politics, more than usual is at stake for the United States in the next election. The parties' visions are far apart.The Democrats promise radical reform of health care, the most significant domestic policy reform for decades. They also promise to increase taxes on the better off, and to make far-reaching efforts to curb greenhouse-gas emissions. Republicans are opposed to federally mandated universal health care, intend to cut taxes further, and are skeptical about climate . Has the gap between the parties on economic policy ever been so wide?

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