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October 15th Week In Review

Bruce Doole
October 18th, 2012


Though you may have already made up your mind about who you are voting for on November 6th, the debates and political ads will continue to increase in urgency and frequency. This election will affect this country economically for years to come so we thought it might be helpful to give a rundown of the economic issues you will be deciding on:

Barack Obama:
• Focus on key areas in rural communities to help businesses access capital and expand rural job search and training
• Double exports to foster job creation
• Provide tax cuts for middle class and working class Americans
• Set and enforce clear, consistent rules for the financial marketplace to protect American families from manipulation
• Support bipartisan plan to reduce national debt

Mitt Romney:
• Ensure the long-term solvency of Social Security without raising taxes and encourage individuals to create private accounts
• Return fiscal power to states and the people
• Expand the tax deduction to also include those who buy their own health insurance to empower individuals to purchase their own health insurance, 
• Make American businesses competitive in the global economy
• Cut federal spending and bring reforms to entitlement programs
• Balance the budget by reducing the size and reach of the federal government.
• Open markets abroad, on fair terms, for American goods and services

Whether you are Republican or Democrat, we hope you and your families are enjoying the autumn season and we look forward to seeing and talking to you as we review your 2012 budgets and plans for 2013.
Bruce W. Doole, President