What Matters to You? The Economy

The Viewers and candidates weigh in on the economy
January 17, 2008 9:24:30 AM PST
Eyewitness News is asking viewers to weigh in on what matters in this pivotal election year, and viewers are responding. They're e-mailing their thoughts on the key issues of the 2008 presidential race, and telling us what will drive their decisions on how to vote this fall.Here, we share what people have to tell us about the Economy: How their thoughts and concerns about our economy and the taxes we pay will affect their vote. And we link you to exactly what the candidates have to say about how they would deal with taxes and the economy if they are elected president.

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Viewer E-mails

Marilyn Patterson: The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. The essentials, shelter/food are becoming more costly. There are so many working poor and people living from paycheck to paycheck because wages are not keeping up with the cost of living. I feel that this country is slowly but surely being destroyed by the greed and arrogance of individuals in government. Even though I don't know anyone personally serving in Iraq, I am concerned about the young men and women who are dying and being maimed for a questionable cause.

Melvin Hill: The Economy is the biggest issue for me. Gas is rising every day,and everyones' income is staying the same money. I know all of the candidates are going to say what we want to hear, but it's going to come down who has the best lie.

Economy: Where the Candidates Stand:
The Economy is always a big issue in the presidential race. This race you have candidates who want to lower taxes, and candidates who say they are seeking change. One candidate even suggests we change the entire economic policy of the country. Here are links to exactly what the candidates have to say about economy on their web sites.

  • Hillary Clinton
  • John Edwards
  • Rudy Giuliani
  • Mike Gravel
  • Mike Huckabee
  • Duncan Hunter
  • Alan Keyes
  • Dennis Kucinich
  • John McCain
  • Barack Obama
  • Ron Paul
  • Mitt Romney
  • Fred Thompson