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Where Do They Stand On The Issues?. Hillary Clinton v. Barack Obama. Presented by the Democratic Law Organization (D-LO) Of The Cleveland-Marshall College Of Law. Hillary Clinton. Education: JD, Yale University, 1973 BA, Wellesley College, 1969 Professional Experience:

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where do they stand on the issues

Where Do They Stand On The Issues?

Hillary Clinton v. Barack Obama

hillary clinton
Hillary Clinton
  • Education:
    • JD, Yale University, 1973
    • BA, Wellesley College, 1969
  • Professional Experience:
    • Attorney, Rose Law Firm, 1976-1992
    • Faculty, University of Arkansas Law School, 1975
    • Author
    • Former Staff Attorney, Children's Defense Fund
  • Political Experience:
    • Senator, United States Senate, 2000-Present
    • First Lady, President Bill Clinton, 1992-2000
    • First Lady, State of Arkansas, 1978-1980, 1982-1992
barack obama
Barack Obama
  • Education:
    • JD, Harvard University, 1991
    • BA, Columbia University, 1983
  • Professional Experience:
    • Attorney, Miner Barnhill & Gallard, 1993-1996
    • Faculty, University of Chicago Law School, 1993-2004
    • Author
  • Political Experience:
    • Senator, United States Senate, 2005-Present
    • Senator, Illinois State Senate, 1996-2004
hillary clinton and barack obama
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama
  • Repeal Bush tax cuts for those earning more than $250K
  • Said “no” to troop surge
  • Leave no permanent bases in Iraq, but leave troops only for counterterrorism purposes
  • Create private and public health care plans
  • Allow importation of Rx drugs from Canada
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act
  • Establishment of a Guest Worker program
  • Allow illegal aliens to participate in Social Security
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Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama
  • Expand Medicaid, State Children’s Health Insurance
  • No nuclear waste in Yucca Mountain
  • Global warming factored in project planning
  • Engage our enemies, but add on to NATO
  • Establish a Palestinian State
  • Universal pre-kindergarten
  • Quality Child Care and Head Start
  • Implementation of the 9/11 Commission report
  • Preservation of habeas corpus for detainees
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Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama
  • Decisions about marriage left to States
  • Time to end “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”
  • No gay marriage, but supports civil unions
  • Roe v. Wade
  • Death Penalty
  • Embryonic Stem Cell Research
  • Ban on Assault Weapons; Gun Background Checks
  • Torture cannot be an American policy
  • Limit soldiers' deployment to 12 months
  • New programs funded by new revenues or budget cuts
hillary clinton on the economy
Hillary Clinton On The Economy
  • $70 billion plan to "jump start" the economy
    • $30 billion to help states and cities mitigate foreclosures
    • $25 billion for home heating grants for the poor
    • $5 billion for energy conservation grants to create jobs
    • $10 billion to be added to unemployment insurance
  • Lower taxes for middle class families by:
    • Extending the middle class tax cuts,
    • Offering new tax cuts for healthcare, college and retirement,
    • Expanding the child care tax credit
  • Voted to limit credit card interest to 30%
  • Wants to freeze mortgage interest rates for five years
barack obama on the economy
Barack Obama On The Economy
  • Has plan for tax relief to middle and working classes, including:
    • Eliminating taxes for elderly workers making less than $50,000
    • Changing tax return filing to an easier system saving $2 billion
    • Giving a tax credit of $500 per person, or $1,000 per working family, eliminating income taxes for 10 million Americans
  • Ensure free trade by amending NAFTA
  • Expand the Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Voted against limiting credit to 30%, because 30% too high
  • Confront China about currency manipulation
hillary clinton on iraq
Hillary Clinton On Iraq
  • Voted in 2002 to authorize invasion, now opposed to war
  • Would ask other countries to help implement three specific goals:
    • Convince Iraq's neighbors to refrain from getting involved in the civil war
    • Mediate among the different sectarian groups in Iraq
    • Hold other countries to their past pledges to provide funding to repair Iraq
  • Wants to begin phased withdrawal within 60 days of taking office, with the goal to have most troops out by the end of 2013
barack obama on iraq
Barack Obama On Iraq
  • Opposed invasion from the beginning
  • Open dialogue with Syria and Iran (among other countries) to:
    • Help secure Iraq’s borders
    • Keep neighboring countries from meddling inside Iraq
    • Isolate al Qaeda
    • Support reconciliation among Iraq’s sectarian groups, and
    • Provide financial support for Iraq’s reconstruction
  • International voice in Iraq in exchange for debt forgiveness
  • Wants to withdraw one or two brigades a month to finish within 16 months
hillary clinton on health care
Hillary Clinton On Health Care
  • Local smoking bans ok, but no national ban
  • FDA should compare drug effectiveness--not just safety
  • Insurance companies cannot deny people coverage
  • Use electronic medical records to save $120 billion
  • Make insurance plan portable from job to job
  • Universal health care coverage by the end of second term
barack obama on health care
Barack Obama On Health Care
  • Require that all children have health insurance, with goal of universal coverage
  • Reimburse employers for catastrophic health costs
  • Provide subsidies for low-income people
  • National smoking bans only after trying local bans
  • No one turned away due to illness or pre-existing condition
  • Allow seniors to make bulk purchases of Rx drugs
hillary clinton on foreign policy
Hillary Clinton On Foreign Policy
  • Will not meet with leaders of foreign countries we are at odds with until “discovering their intentions”
  • Confront China on human rights abuses
  • Promote women’s rights in Arabic countries
  • Keep Cuban embargo
  • Support building schools in poor areas of the world
  • Reject isolationism and make human rights issues the main objective abroad
  • Support micro-loans to women in 3rd World Countries
barack obama on foreign policy
Barack Obama On Foreign Policy
  • Willing to meet with Fidel Castro, Kim Jung Il & Hugo Chavez
  • Invest in our relationship with Mexico
  • $50B annually to strengthen weak countries
  • Must abide by international human rights treaties
  • Expand the Military
  • Make human rights and democracy main issues overseas
  • America should fight global poverty, and deploy civilian aid workers, especially in Africa
hillary clinton on education
Hillary Clinton On Education
  • K-12
    • Get rid of No Child Left Behind
    • Recruit and retain more teachers with salary increases
    • Supports public school choice; but not private or parochial
    • Allow student prayer, but no religious instruction
    • Does not support vouchers
  • College Access
    • Create a new $3,500 college tax credit
    • Increase the maximum Pell Grant
    • $10,000 college scholarship for participation in AmeriCorps full-time for one year
    • Hold college costs down and hold colleges accountable
barack obama on education
Barack Obama On Education
  • K-12
    • Reform No Child Left Behind by giving it more money
    • More teacher pay in exchange for more teacher accountability
    • Make Math and Science education a national priority
    • Support transitional bilingual education to ensure students complete school
    • Supports charter schools and private investment in schools
  • College Access
    • Create a tax credit of $4,000 for college education a year
    • Streamlining the financial aid process by enabling families to apply by only checking a box on their tax form
hillary clinton on homeland security
Hillary Clinton On Homeland Security
  • Work against the spread of nuclear proliferation by supporting a nuclear test band treaty
  • National security is more important than human rights
  • Register women for draft
  • Previously supported torture in “extreme situation” but has since changed position to no torture
  • Supports funding research on missile defense
  • Federalize aviation security
barack obama on homeland security
Barack Obama On Homeland Security
  • Supports a world without nuclear weapons
  • Register women for draft, but not for combat
  • Human rights and National Security are complimentary
  • No presidential power for secret surveillance
  • No holding US citizens as unlawful enemy combatants
  • Expand Peace Corps and AmeriCorps to 266,000 slots
hillary clinton on immigration
Hillary Clinton On Immigration
  • Oppose granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants
  • More border patrolling on both Mexican and Canadian borders
  • Sanctuary cities ok; local police can't enforce immigration
  • Provide a path to citizenship through military service
  • Federal assistance to our state and local governments
  • Strict penalties for those who exploit undocumented workers
barack obama on immigration
Barack Obama On Immigration
  • Ok to provide government services in Spanish
  • Supports granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants
  • Illegal immigrants' lack of ID is a public safety concern
  • Sanctuary cities are not ok
  • Extend welfare and Medicaid to immigrants
  • Remove incentives to enter illegally by cracking down on employers
  • Promote economic development in Mexico
hillary clinton on energy and the environment
Hillary Clinton On Energy and the Environment
  • Will make “big oil” fund alternative energy research
  • Allow low and middle-income Americans to buy green homes and invest in green home improvements
  • Require all publicly traded companies report financial risks due to climate change
  • Creation of a "National Energy Council" within the White House to ensure implementation of the plan across the Executive Branch.
  • $650 for help with energy bills for the poor
barack obama on energy and the environment
Barack Obama On Energy and the Environment
  • Convert manufacturing centers into clean technology
  • Require 25% of renewable electricity by 2025
  • Develop and deploy clean coal technology
  • Support next generation biofuels
  • Restore U.S. leadership on climate change
  • Nuclear power ok if we safeguard against waste & terrorism
  • Require ethanol in fuel supply
for more information go to
For More Information Go To…
  • hillaryclinton.com
  • barackobama.com
  • 2decide.com
  • ontheissues.org
  • politics.nytimes.com/election-guide/2008/issues
  • BOE.Cuyahogacounty.us