The Presidential Election Is Won President Of The United States

910 Words Nov 14th, 2016 4 Pages
On November 8th, 2016 the American people took to the polls to vote for whom they believed would make a good next President of the United States. Regardless of who wins, this election will make history, whether it is the first women elected to be President or the first well-known celebrity to become President. On November 9th the numbers were in and the winner of the presidential election is Donald Trump. With Donald Trump taking over the presidency in 2017, the American people may wonder about the changes it will bring. One particular demographic group that had many critical issues discussed by each Presidential candidate was the older adults (elderly). Topics that were debated by Clinton and Trump, in regards to the older population, included social security, retirement, and long-term health care. Social Security is currently in critical condition, as by 2019, interest rates will not be able to close the funding gap and payments will be cut drastically. This is a vital issue that the Presidential candidates had to address. Hillary Clinton has always come to the defense of Social Security. Her strategy is to oppose privatization, as well as reducing the cost of living adjustments and increasing the retirement age. Clinton would increase taxes on those who earn more than $250,000 annually in order to maintain enough money for the Social Security benefits account. Her plan is to also expand benefits for caregivers who must leave the workforce to look after sick family…

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