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If I Were President . . . Bush and Gore make very different promises on the subject of tax cuts.

By Joan Szabo

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

Sure, we'd all like to see federal taxes cut. And with thepresidential election just around the corner, now's your chanceto cast your vote-not just for a candidate, but also for how youwant this country's tax policy shaped.

Texas governor George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore areboth calling for reductions in taxes; however, the two have taxplans that vary in detail and scope. For the most part, the majordifferences stem from how the two candidates plan to spend futurebudget surpluses accumulated from outside the Social Securityprogram. Bush wants Washington to distribute a large amount ofthose surpluses to taxpayers in the form of tax cuts. Gore, on theother hand, says he wants to pay down the debt and put thesurpluses back into Social Security, as well as use them to helpfortify Medicare.

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