"Senator Obama and I disagree on a long list of issues, including: tax policy, health-care reform, trade, and government spending. We offer very different choices to the American people. And those choices will have very different consequences for American workers and small business owners.
I want to break down foreign trade barriers, so that America's small businesses can compete abroad. When new trading partners can sell in our market, and American companies can sell in theirs, the gains are great and lasting. And as we expand markets for American products, we must do more tax reform here at home. I will propose and sign into law a reform to permit the first-year expensing of new equipment and technology. We're also going to keep the low rate on capital gains, so that businesses like yours can expand and create jobs instead of just sending more of your earnings to the government.