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Key 2012 Presidential Updates

Hey you! Still haven’t found time out of your bustling college schedule to follow the presidential elections? Of course, we’re all so busy. But can you tell me the last thing Kim Kardashian tweeted?

Hope you’re registered to vote, but, if not, you better get a move on it. This year’s presidential elections are hitting the ground fast, and November will be here sooner than you think. Who are you voting for? Here’s some info about the two Republican runner-ups.

Name: Mitt Romney

Alias: Mr. Good Hair and Big Buck$
Birthplace/Age: Detroit, Illinois/64
Previous Political Occupation: Governor of Massachusetts
Political Views:

Healthcare: Plans to revise Medicare to reform it as a premium support system. Lower income seniors will receive more support to afford coverage.

Spending: Requires spending cuts of approximately $500 billion per year in 2016, assuming robust economic recovery with 4% annual growth, and reversal of irresponsible Obama-era defense cuts.

Labor: Ensure that the labor laws create a stable ground on which businesses can fairly operate.

Recent wins/losses: Came out first in the Maine caucuses and the straw poll held at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
Super PAC: Restore Our Future

Interesting Quote: “From my first day in office, my No. 1 job will be to see that America once again is No. 1 in job creation.” Romney announces presidential campaign, June 3, 2011.

Name: Rick Santorum

Alias: Family Guy
Birthplace/Age: Winchester, Virginia/53
Previous Political Occupation: Senator from Pennsylvania
Political Views:

Spending: Committed to cut $5 trillion of federal spending within 5 years. Wants to freeze spending levels for social programs such as Welfare, Medicaid, Housing Education and Job Training.

American Families: Reduce taxes for families by tripling personal deduction for each child. Plans to repeal and replace Obamacare with a market based healthcare to improve American health and create more jobs.

Education: Wants to reform America’s education system by enforcing the need for more competitive teachers and expansion of online learning options in local and state schools.

Recent wins/ losses: Won Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado on Tuesday, February 7th.

Super PAC: Red White and Blue Fund

Interesting Quote: “Radical feminists have been making the pitch that justice demands that men and women be given an equal opportunity to make it to the top in the workplace. Excerpted from “It Takes a Family,” his 2005 book.

Sources:
http://www.ricksantorum.com/restoring-americas-greatness-through-educational-freedom-and-opportunity
http://www.mittromney.com/s/mitt-ann-2012
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/2012-republican-presidential-candidates-abc-news-guidebook/story?id=12164311#2

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