Political Differences: Democrats Vs. Republicans

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Republicans VS. Democrats
The political landscape of this country is governed by two major parties, Democrats and Republicans (Eleanor, n.d.). Democrats do not just consist of people who are working to help the people with less income. Republicans do not only work for the people with a higher tax bracket. There are so many people that do not fully understand what these two parties consist of. In order to understand the differences and beliefs between them, it is important to understand the history of each party, and the motives they have for becoming a Democrat or a Republican. There are numerous differences between these two parties including taxes, the role of government, Social Security and Medicare, gun control, immigration, healthcare,
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The first one that is going to be covered is the tax policy. This is the one thing that people think of when they hear Democrat or Republican. Most people believe that Democrats are just for the low-income families, and Republicans are for people with high incomes. That is not only the case. First off, they both believe in tax cuts. The only difference is that Democrats think that only middle and low income families should receive tax cuts, and that wealthier families should have to pay in more taxes. Republicans, however, think that everyone should receive tax cuts, and it should not be limited to any certain income (Eleanor, …show more content…
Democrats think that the government should run social programs such as welfare, unemployment benefits, food stamps, and Medicaid to support people that are in poverty, or just in need period. They feel that more of our tax dollars should be taken to fund these types of programs. In 1996 a welfare reform bill was created to assist low-income families across the country. Clinton did state that she wanted to look at this bill again, and reexamine it. There was talk about drug-testing those who receive benefits, as well as limit benefits after a certain number of children, in an attempt to prevent those with lower income from having larger families (Covert, 2016). While Republicans acknowledge the need for these type of programs, they favor less funding and favor more control over the issue. They suggest that private organizations that support low-income families (Eleanor,

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