It's almost that time. The calendar has finally winded down to the last two days before Election Day. And while many voters nationwide have either participated in early voting or made their minds up ahead of hitting the polls, the presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, have issued the final, closing arguments as to why the public should vote for them.
USA Today published two, separate op-eds from the candidates on Nov. 6, which lay out why they feel they are fit to lead the country, their public policies, and why their opponent is clearly not right to sit in the White House. From building a wall to rebuilding the economy, here are Clinton and Trump's key points as to why they deserve your vote.
- Replace "job-killing" Obamacare: "Americans are experiencing soaring double-digit premium hikes, insurers are leaving, doctors are quitting, jobs are fleeing, and deductibles are through the roof."
- Take our kids out of "failing" schools: "We can give every parent the right to send their kids to the school of their choice, including millions of low-income African-American and Hispanic children who have been failed for generations by Democratic politicians like Hillary Clinton."
- Drain the swamp —100-day plan to clean up corruption: "We must fix a rigged system in which political insiders can break the law without consequence and where government officials put special interests above the national interest. If we want to make America great again, we must clean up this corruption.... Hillary Clinton has been the subject of an FBI criminal investigation into many crimes against this nation. Were she ever to be elected, it would trigger an unprecedented constitutional crisis... That’s what I’m offering in my Contract with the American Voter, a 100-day action plan to clean up corruption and bring change to Washington. "
- Offer a historic pro-growth plan to create 25 million good paying jobs: "We will cut taxes on middle-class Americans by 35%. We will eliminate every needless job-killing regulations... And we will end the off-shoring of American jobs."
- Build a wall: "I also offer a detailed plan to immediately secure the border, stop illegal immigration and keep radical Islamic terrorists out of our country. Hillary has pledged “open borders,” mass amnesty, and a 550% increase in Syrian refugees. America’s immigration officers described Hillary’s extremist plan as 'the most radical immigration agenda proposal in U.S. history.'"
To read Trump's full op-ed, click here.
- Put forward the biggest investment in new jobs since World War II: "We’ll produce enough renewable energy to power every home in America within a decade. We’ll cut red tape for small businesses and make it easier for entrepreneurs to get the credit they need to grow and hire — because in America, if you can dream it, you should be able to build it."
- Introduce a "comprehensive immigration reform legislation": "I'm confident that we can work across the aisle to pass comprehensive reform that keeps families together and creates a path to citizenship, secures our border, and focuses our enforcement resources on violent criminals."
- Break the gridlock in Washington: "We need to get secret, unaccountable money out of our politics... So within my first 30 days, I will introduce a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United."
- Get started on criminal justice reform: "Too many people have been sent away for far too long for non-violent offenses. I believe our country will be stronger and safer when everyone has respect for the law and everyone is respected by the law."
- Donald Trump is a bully: "My opponent has run his campaign on divisiveness, fear and insults, and spent months pitting Americans against each other. I’ve said many times that Donald Trump has shown us who he is. Now we have to decide who we are."
To read Clinton's full op-ed, click here.
Welp, there you have it. Election Day officially kicks off on Nov. 8. You decide whether you want to "Make America Great Again" or make it "Stronger Together."