The race for Missouri’s U.S. Senate seat features a three-term Senator going up against a one-term State Treasurer. There are many differences – foreign and domestic – between Republican Senator Bond and Democrat Nancy Farmer. One of the major domestic issues is the high cost for small businesses to provide health care to employees. Farmer likes a proposal from Democratic Senators in Washington. Bond says that plan makes no sense. He favors Association Health Plans – AHP’s, which would allow similar businesses to pool their employees to get better insurance rates. The two also have differences on tax policy, with Bond supporting the Bush tax cuts, and Farmer calling for higher taxes for high income Americans. Both support re-importation of prescription drugs from Canada, with Bond saying they must first be considered safe.
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