Policy Forum

Bush and Kerry: Comparing Their Economic Platforms

Date and Time
May 25, 2004 12 - 1:30 PM EDT
Auditorium/1st floor/Wintergarden

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With the 2004 presidential campaign in full swing, Senator John Kerry is focusing on promises to strengthen the U.S. economy. The Democratic candidate has proposed a three‐​pronged approach to boosting the U.S. job market: changing the individual and corporate tax structures, expanding spending programs, and rethinking the government’s stance on international trade. Would Kerry’s policies strengthen the U.S. economy or damage it? How do his proposals differ from President Bush’s? If elected, would Kerry be able to get his platform through Congress? Please join us as our panel discusses the Bush and Kerry tax, spending, and trade plans.

Featuring Gary Hufbauer, Reginald Jones Senior Fellow, Institute for International Economics; Dan Griswold, Associate Director, Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Chris Edwards, Director of Fiscal Policy Studies, Cato Institute.