College students and presidential politics

The campaign for president is heating up. One big factor will be getting the young vote. WWAY looked into some of the issues that matter most to the college student. WWAY spoke with one of our interns, Ryan Pedersen, who is about to be a college senior. He says his main concerns are paying off debt, and getting a job after graduation. Financial expert Ross Marino says Obama plans to increase the minimum wage, which may help students as they search for that first job out of school. McCain wants to lower the corporate tax rate from 35 to 25 percent, so businesses will use the extra money to expand and create more jobs. Ryan, like many other young people, is also concerned about affording health insurance for himself -- something the candidates have differing views on. "John MCcain has offered subsidies, or a tax credit, to offset some of the money or all of the money you would spend on health insurance," said Marino. "Barack Obama has two different proposals, one may help out with a public plan. The government would provide some type of plan to provide health insurance." Pedersen says he'll take this information into consideration when he goes to the polls in November.

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