Economic Plans Of President Trump, Biden Differ In Details
Tariffs, energy plan and minimum wage are among ways that set the two presidential candidates apart on the economy.
President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden are each painting stark contrasts of how the economy will look if the other wins this November.
Both have offered their own vision for restoring the economy, which has lost millions of jobs amid the pandemic. President Trump is promising tariffs on any company that hires overseas.
“We will make sure our companies and jobs stay in our country,” the president said during his convention speech.
Biden’s “Buy American” campaign also incentivizes U.S. companies to hire in the U.S. But a key feature of his plan is a $400 billion investment into clean energy.
“It's an enormous opportunity — an opportunity for America to lead the world in clean energy and create millions of new good-paying jobs in the process,” Biden said at the DNC.
It’s not just tariffs and energy that set them apart. It’s how to fund infrastructure, tax reform, student debt forgiveness, and a $15 minimum wage. And with the future of the economy still uncertain, the agenda of each candidate is even more important.
Unemployment has fallen since the height of the pandemic. But hundreds of thousands of Americans are still filing jobless claims each week, and almost half of U.S. states are seeing an uptick in new COVID-19 cases.
Architect of the Capitol, accused of misconduct, avoids accountability
Scripps News learns why a top official at the U.S. Capitol has been able to keep his job despite multiple claims of misconduct.By AP
Report: Health care spending is up, Americans are dying younger
A public health expert says the U.S. needs to spend money on health care that helps American lifespans.By San Francisco Chronicle / AP
Ex-Twitter execs deny pressure to block Hunter Biden story
The White House called the hearing an effort by “extreme MAGA members to relitigate the 2020 election."By Carolyn Kaster / AP
AI-powered walking sticks could help those who are visually impaired
Researchers say the walking stick is still years away from being available to the public.By Scripps News
Tyre Nichols documents: Officer never explained stop to him
Emerging reports say the officers who pulled Tyre Nichols from his car never told him why he was being stopped.By City of Memphis / AP
A Syrian American couple helps with aid after deadly earthquake
A Syrian American couple are now leading relief efforts in the aftermath of one of the deadliest earthquakes of the century.By Emrah Gurel / AP