Bill Clinton was elected in the year of 1993 and sought out a stronger health care system for those who could not afford it with a health care reform. This proposal divided the house and caused back lash in the US economy. First, taxes were raised on high-income Americans and corporations. The corporate income tax rate increased to 35% for the firms in the top tax bracket, while income taxes increased for the wealthiest 1.2% of taxpayers to the level of 39.6%. The tax burden was somewhat offset with lower class income taxes raised.