The Bush team says individuals are better at spending their own money than the government is, and that shifting economic responsibility to you and your family builds a nation of "stakeholders." But the Kerry camp says that the Bush plan puts dire economic risk on those Americans least equipped to shoulder it: the struggling middle class.
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Richard Dunham, White House correspondent for Business Week
Tim Adams, director of policy for Bush-Cheney 2004
Gene Sperling, chief economic advisor for Kerry-Edwards 2004
This program aired on September 7, 2004.