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  1. Where Do They Stand On The Issues? Hillary Clinton v. Barack Obama

  2. Presented by the Democratic Law Organization (D-LO) Of The Cleveland-Marshall College Of Law

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Where They Stand Together

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. The Economy

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Iraq

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Health Care

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. Foreign Policy

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. Education

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. Homeland Security

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. Immigration

  28. 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

  29. 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

  30. Energy and the Environment

  31. 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

  32. 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

  33. For More Information Go To… • hillaryclinton.com • barackobama.com • 2decide.com • ontheissues.org • politics.nytimes.com/election-guide/2008/issues • BOE.Cuyahogacounty.us

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