About Your 2012 Presidential Candidates

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Democratic Party

Presidential Nominee: President Barack Obama (Illinois)

Vice Presidential Nominee: Vice President Joe Biden (Delaware)
Slogan: Forward

Platform:

Innovation: Create the jobs of tomorrow here at home

*President Obama is investing in education, research and technology to grow the economy for the long term
 
Taxes: Reform tax code to create jobs and pay down our deficit
 
*President Obama cut taxes for every American worker and provided 18 tax cuts for small businesses to help them weather the recession. Now, he’s calling on millionaires and billionaires to pay a little bit more so that we can pay down our debt in a balanced way.

Nation-Building at Home: End wars and rebuild America

 
*President Obama responsibly ended the war in Iraq and will end the war in Afghanistan in 2014—now is the time to rebuild America. The President’s plan uses half the money we’re no longer spending on war to put Americans back to work rebuilding road, bridges, runways and schools here at home and uses the other half to help pay down the debt.
 
Energy: Invest in clean energy made her in America
 
*By ending government subsidies for oil companies and investing in cleaner sources, we can become a global leader in clean energy, creating American jobs and businesses while improving our environment and national security.
 
Education: Lead the world in college graduates by 2020
 
*Education is the surest path to the middle class. President Obama is making historic investments in education to create opportunity for all Americans.
 
Healthcare: Expanding access and lowering costs for families
 
*Millions of Americans are already benefiting from Obamacare. From insurance rebates to expanded coverage, see how the President’s health reform benefits you.

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Republican Party

Presidential Nominee: Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (California)
Vice Presidential Nominee: Congressman Paul Ryan (Wisconsin)
Slogan: Believe in America
 

Platform:

Energy Independence

* Increase access to domestic energy resources
* Streamline permitting for exploration and development
* Eliminate regulations destroying the coal industry
* Approve the Keystone XL pipeline

The Skills to Succeed

* Give every family access to a great school and quality teachers
* Provide access to affordable and effective higher education options
* Focus job training programs on building valuable sills that align with opportunities
* Attract and retain the best and brightest from around the world

Trade That Works for America

* Curtail the unfair trade practices of countries like China
* Open new markets for American goods and services
* Build stronger economic ties in Latin America
* Create a Reagan Economic Zone to strengthen free enterprise around the world.

Cut the Deficit

* Immediately reduce non-security discretionary spending by 5%
* Cap federal spending below 20% of the economy
* Give states responsibility for programs that they can implement more effectively
* Consolidate agencies and align compensation of federal workers with their private-sector counterparts

Champion Small Business

* Reduce taxes on job creation through individual and corporate tax reform
* Stop the increases in regulation that are tangling job creators in red tape
* Protect workers and businesses from strong-arm labor union tactics
* Replace Obamacare with real health care reform that controls cost and improves health care.

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