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Obama. Romney. EDUCATION. “A Chance for Every Child” Wants to promote school choice for students in failing schools Thinks schools will improve due with increased competition for students Thinks “No Child Left Behind” is imperfect, but supports the idea of measurable standards for schools

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Obama

Romney

EDUCATION

  • “A Chance for Every Child”
  • Wants to promote school choice for students in failing schools
  • Thinks schools will improve due with increased competition for students
  • Thinks “No Child Left Behind” is imperfect, but supports the idea of measurable standards for schools
  • Wants to recruit and reward good teachers
  • Thinks that schools should be held to high standards
  • “Race to the Top”
  • Wants to reward schools who choose to raise standards and innovate in education
  • Thinks “No Child Left Behind” is too restrictive
  • Doesn’t want schools to have to cut teachers
  • Focused support on Community Colleges to make sure we are educating people for the available jobs
  • Reformed the way student loans are paid back to give relief to recent graduates
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Obama

Romney

HEALTHCARE

  • Views Obamacare as a $500 tax increase
  • Thinks States are better positioned to provide healthcare mandates for their citizens
  • Thinks states can experiment and learn from each other to find what works best
  • Promotes free markets and competition as a way to improve quality and cut healthcare prices
  • Advocates patient centered approach where patients get to make the decisions concerning their care
  • Obamacare – Passed the Affordable Care Act
  • Provides a cheap alternative for people who don’t have private insurance
  • Places restrictions on how insurance companies can increase rates and when they can drop coverage
  • Extended how long recent college graduates can stay on their parents’ insurance
  • Places emphasis on preventative care
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Obama

Romney

IMMIGRATION

  • Con DREAM Act – Thinks amnesty is a bad idea, but agrees with part of the legislation
  • Thinks illegal immigrants steal jobs from Americans
  • Thinks we should work to attract MORE highly skilled immigrants to compete for jobs and bring skills to the economy
  • Wants to reform temporary Visa system
  • Pro Fence
  • Pro States taking the lead to enforce federal law
  • Wants to keep families together
  • Pro DREAM Act – created a Homeland Security directive to match some of the failed legislation
  • Thinks illegal immigrants are generally hard workers, but end up depressing wages for others
  • Pro Fence
  • Con States taking the lead to enforce federal law
  • Thinks we should prioritize who we deport first
  • Wants to keep families together
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TAXES

Obama

Romney

  • Wants to make sure the wealthiest Americans are paying higher taxes and not using loopholes
  • Advocates the “Buffet Rule”
  • Thinks we need to cut spending, but not as much as Romney
  • Wants to increase the estate tax for those transferring more than $3.5 million
  • Cut corporate tax rate from 35% to 28%
  • HIGHER TAXES ON WEALTHY
  • Wants 20% cut in all marginal income tax rates
  • Keep tax rates steady for interest, dividends, and capital gains while eliminating these taxes for anyone earning less than $200,000 in these areas
  • Remove the estate tax
  • Cut corporate tax rate from 35% to 25% to encourage job growth
  • Strengthen tax cuts for research and development
  • LOWER TAXES/SMALLER GOVERNMENT
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ENERGY + ENVIRONMENT

Obama

Romney

  • Wants to increase domestic oil and gas production, but not at the expense of the environment
  • Advocates clean energy, promised to create jobs in green energy
  • Denied construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline due to concerns of a lack of information
  • Thinks we need to be careful with energy regulation
  • Wants to lower oil prices by reducing demand for oil
  • Clean Energy and Safe Regulation
  • Wants to find and use America’s existing energy resources (oil, gas, coal)
  • Thinks that Obama has wasted money on failed green energy companies and initiatives
  • Would approve the Keystone XL Pipeline immediately
  • Thinks some regulation is necessary, but that less is needed
  • Wants to lower oil prices by increasing supply of oil
  • More Energy and Less Regulation
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Obama

Romney

JOB CREATION

  • Focused on reviving U.S. manufacturing
  • Wants to eliminate tax breaks for companies that outsource overseas
  • Will provide incentives for companies who create jobs in U.S.
  • Prefers stricter regulations to prevent future economic meltdowns
  • Invested in Community Colleges to help train and retrain workers
  • Wants to be tougher on China to crack down on their advantages
  • Reduce marginal tax rates and corporate tax rate to get businesses to hire more workers
  • Reduce government spending to accommodate tax cuts
  • Reduce or eliminate regulations that restrict business
  • Wants to encourage free trade in global markets
  • Will reduce the power and influence of unions
  • Re-orginize retraining and re-employment efforts with a focus on state control
  • Wants to be tougher on China to crack down on their advantages
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Obama

Romney

DEBT AND DEFICIT

  • Wants greater emphasis on making wealthy people pay their fair share in taxes to reduce the deficit
  • Wants to eliminate Bush-era tax cuts
  • Does not approve increasing military spending
  • Will invest in education, research and technology to promote long-term economic growth to boost revenue
  • Interested in cutting government waste
  • Not interested in cutting entitlements such as Medicare
  • Will cut programs that are unworthy of borrowed money from China
  • Cap government spending at 20% of GDP
  • Will cut non-security discretionary spending most heavily
  • Will work to repeal Obamacare, privatize Amtrak, cut spending on Arts, Planned Parenthood, and Foreign Aid
  • Shift programs to state level to improve efficiency
  • Cut federal workforce and federal employee pay