Side by Side Presidential Candidate Comparison
A side-by-side comparison of the candidates’ views on money.
|Barack Obama||John McCain
Guaranteed coverage for all.
Coverage mandatory under age 21.
Benefits are portable.
Tax credits for insurance coverage.
Portable insurance policies.
Alternative health care access.
Raise cap on taxable wages.
No raising retirement age.
Supports personal retirement account.
Believes reform is possible without tax increase.
Will develop a reform plan, and ask Congress for one as well.
New penalties for mortgage fraud.
Mandate accurate loan disclosure.
Establish fund to avert foreclosure.
Supports federal intervention to ease subprime mortgage pain.
No specific steps pledged.
Create jobs with energy independence plan.
Increase funding for workforce training programs.
Double federal funding for research and development.
Turn unemployment insurance program into retraining program.
Strengthen education to improve workforce skills.
Provide supplemental income to displaced, older workers who take new jobs.
$500 tax credit per person.
Universal mortgage credit.
Eliminate income tax for some seniors.
Repeal the alternative minimum tax.
Reform estate tax.
Ban Internet taxes and cell phone taxes.
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