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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 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


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