The 7 Biggest Issues Of The 2016 Campaign

1. The Economy

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Corporate income tax & jobs, minimum wage, federal tax increases, and social security.

The performance of the U.S. economy since Barack Obama took the presidency can help Democrats look good. The rate of unemployment and underemployment rates had fallen to five percent from their all-time high of 10% when he came into office in 2009. Job growth has been consistently high over the years he was in office, but many people are still frustrated that the money isn’t trickling down from the corporate companies.

The Democrats want to increase the federal minimum wage to at least $12 across the country but the majority of Republicans have overwhelming stated that they don’t believe increasing the minimum wage will help people and could risk many losing their jobs.