BUSINESSWEEK ONLINE : AUGUST 14, 2000 ISSUE
NEWS: ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY

The Bush Agenda


TAXES
Bush wants to cut taxes by $1.3 trillion over nine years, including rate cuts and new individual tax credits.

SOCIAL SECURITY
Bush would let workers divert roughly 16% of the payroll tax into private accounts, which they could then invest in stocks or bonds.

EDUCATION
Bush would allow states to experiment with school programs and provide voucher-like tax credits for parents whose kids go to private K-12 schools.

DEFENSE
Bush would increase defense spending, especially for research and salaries. He'd also build an ambitious Star Wars-like missile-defense system.



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