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  1. 2012 Republican Nominees for President ON THE ISSUES

  2. Michele Bachmann on the Issues • Jobs/Taxation: Against raising debt ceiling and tax hikes, simplify tax code • Education: Favors eliminating the Department of Ed., return power to state and local gov. • Immigration: Supports U.S. Mexico wall, secure border by any means • Health Care: Calls for repeal of “Obamacare” that “kills jobs”

  3. Michele Bachmann on the Issues • Abortion: 100% Pro-life from conception • Financial Aid: Called Obama’s loan plan “an abuse of power”, would eliminate Dept. of Ed. • Environment: Does not believe humans cause climate change • Foreign Policy: Pro-Iraq war, against independent Palestine • Fun Fact: Michele adopted 23 foster children

  4. Herman Cain on the Issues • Jobs/Taxation: Proposed “9-9-9”% plan for business, individual and national sales taxes • Education: Supports merit pay for teachers and decentralization of Dept. of Education • Immigration: Wants a wall on border, put a stop to illegal immigration • Health Care: Strongly supports repealing “Obamacare”, wants tort reform on malpractice suits

  5. Herman Cain on the Issues • Abortion: Strongly Pro-life, supports federal defunding of Planned Parenthood • Financial Aid: No Federal student loans, instead give Block Grant for state to disperse • Environment: Humans do not cause climate change • Foreign Policy: Believes U.S. can’t police world • Fun Fact: Cain is an ordained Baptist Minister

  6. Newt Gingrich on the Issues • Jobs/Taxation: Make Bush-Era tax cuts permanent, lower the corporate tax rate • Education: Dramatically shrink the Dept. of Education, promote school choice • Immigration: More troops on border, supports guest worker program • Health Care: Repeal “Obamacare”, create pro-jobs plan with doctors and patients in charge

  7. Newt Gingrich on the Issues • Abortion: Strongly anti-abortion • Financial Aid: No Federal student loans, instead give Block Grant for state to disperse • Environment: Humans are responsible, calls for worldwide effort to reduce emissions • Foreign Policy: Pro-Iraq war, believes U.S. needs “larger” strategy to defeat radical Islam • Fun Fact: Named Time Magazine’s Man of the year in 1995

  8. Jon Huntsman on the Issues • Jobs/Taxation: Supports and balanced budget tax cuts to create business growth • Education: Raised teacher salaries, created an extended day kindergarten program • Immigration: Against a wall on border, secure the border with ground presence • Health Care: repeal “Obamacare”, reform health care without mandates

  9. Jon Huntsman on the Issues • Abortion: Against abortion, supports right to life amendment • Financial Aid: No stance given as of Oct. 2011 • Environment: Believes humans influence climate change • Foreign Policy: Skeptical of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan • Fun Fact: Huntsman is an avid motorcyclist

  10. Ron Paul on the Issues • Jobs/taxation: Favors eliminating Federal Reserve, voted against raising debt ceiling • Education: Stop No Child Left Behind and all Department of Education programs/funding • Immigration: Against “magnets” for illegal immigrants, voted against DREAM act • Health Care: Voted against “Obamacare”, allow insurance to be sold across state lines

  11. Ron Paul on the Issues • Abortion: Pro-Life, life starts at conception • Financial Aid: Wants to phase out the Federal Student Loan program • Environment: Does not believe humans cause climate change • Foreign Policy: Against wars in Iraq, Afghanistan U.S. expansionism in general • Fun Fact: Paul served as a flight surgeon for the U.S. Air Force in the 1960’s

  12. Rick Perry on the Issues • Jobs/taxation: proposed a “flat tax” rate that would allow taxpayers to choose between the current system and a 20 percent flat tax on their income. • Education: wants to make higher education more accountable. • Immigration: Against a wall on border, more security, his state gave in state tuition to illegal immigrants • Health Care: Strongly in favor of repealing “Obamacare”

  13. Rick Perry on the Issues • Abortion: Strongly anti-abortion • Financial Aid: Funded support for 95,000 additional Texas college students • Environment: Believes that funds should not be spent to combat climate change • Foreign Policy: Supported the war in Iraq • Fun Fact: He earned the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America

  14. Mitt Romney on the Issues • Jobs/Taxation: Supports “cut, cap and balance” to curb spending • Education: Believes education is key to competitiveness, supported No Child left Behind • Immigration: Against driver’s licenses and tuition breaks for illegal immigrants • Health Care: Wants to repeal “Obamacare”, defends his MA health care bill • Fun Fact: Mitt Romney’s Birth name is Willard Romney

  15. Mitt Romney on the Issues • Abortion: Repeal Roe v. Wade,responsibility to make law should reside with the states • Financial Aid: Suggests linking aid to jobs students seek after graduation • Environment: Has yet to take clear stance on climate change • Foreign Policy: Favors an American Strength Strategy • Fun Fact: Mitt’s birth name is Willard Romney

  16. Rick Santorum on the Issues • Jobs/Economy: Reduce government role in economy, reduce corporate tax rate • Education: Reduce federal role in Education, promote stronger parental involvement • Immigration: Supports fence on border, stop services for undocumented workers • Health Care: Repeal “Obamacare,” create “patient-centered” approach

  17. Rick Santorum on the Issues • Abortion: Ardently Pro-Life, life begins at conception • Financial Aid: Federal Gov’t would not give out loans, give power to states • Environment: Against Fed. Regulations of environment • Foreign Policy: Pro- Iraq war, expansionist • Fun Fact: Practiced law before serving in politics