Meet the Joneses: How the Candidates' Plans Affect You

'Tis the season for presidential promises. But what do Barack Obama's and John McCain's plans really mean for you? "Good Morning America" is breaking down the candidates' strategies on taxes, education and health care as part of its "Meet the Joneses" series.

During the weeks of the Democratic and Republican conventions, "GMA" will introduce you to a different average American family, all with the surname Jones, to show you how the Obama and McCain plans would affect a family.

Find out just what the presidential hopefuls' policies mean for the Joneses and you by checking out the stories below.

Note: From Aug. 25-Aug. 27, "GMA" profiled Barack Obama's policies. On Sept. 3- Sept. 5, "GMA" will take a look at John McCain's policies.

Obama's and McCain's Tax Plans for the Joneses, of Iowa



Evan and Amanda Jones have two children and recently purchased a home. The biggest issue for them this presidential is taxes.

"Taxes are through the roof," Amanda said.

Click here to see how Obama's tax plan would affect them.

Click here to see how McCain's tax plan would affect them.

Obama's Health Care Plan for the Joneses, of Calif.



Lourdes and Bill Jones are working parents raising three children in California.

For this election, the Jones family's top concern is health care. Their young daughter has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Her treatment costs $160 per month, but insurance does not cover it.

Click here to learn what Obama's plan would mean for them.

Obama's and McCain's Education Plans for the Joneses, of Pa.



Adele and Stephen Jones live in Pennsylvania. Adele, a nurse, and Stephen, a university administrator, are worried about the education of their two children, Stephanie, 12, and Stephen, 17.

Click here to learn what Obama's plan would mean for them.

Click here to learn what McCain's plan would mean for them.

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