For now, these machines are helping workers, not competing with them. But that could change as faster processors and improved sensors enhance robots' capabilities.
The top tax rate, estate taxes and capital-gains rates are points of contention. Plans also disagree on spending cuts and the debt limit.
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Federal spending cuts may bring changes to military pensions and benefits, including health care, which is nearly free now.
A number of measures that cut taxes for individuals and businesses have already ended this year. Those include relief from the AMT and sales tax deductions.
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