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Election 2008 On November 4 th, 2008 the United States will be electing their 44 th President Are you ready to cast your vote?

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1 Election 2008 On November 4 th, 2008 the United States will be electing their 44 th President Are you ready to cast your vote?

2 John McCain

3 Occupation: US Senator (Arizona) Background: 21 years of Senate experience, four years of House experience, 22 years of military service ending as a Captain in the US Navy Motto: Ready from day one Party: Republican

4 McCains Domestic Policies Abortion: Voted for the Prohibit Partial Birth Abortion bill and supports overturning Roe v. Wade Economy: Would lower corporate tax rate 10%, supports establishing a R&D tax credit Education: Supports No Child Left Behind, supports parents being active in schools, will demand accountability and responsibility from our education system Environment: Promoted the 2007 Climate Stewardship and Innovation Act, proposes use of alternative energy sources Health Care: Opposes federally mandated universal healthcare, supports medical malpractice reform Same-Sex Marriage: Supports definition of marriage as a man and a woman but opposes amendment to ban same sex marriages, believes its a state decision, supports legal benefits for same-sex partners Social Security: Believes we can supplement Social Security with personal accounts, reduce growth in medical costs through reforms

5 McCains Foreign/Security Policies Gun Control: Promotes background checks for purchases at gun shows, voted against 10-year extension of Assault Weapons Ban, opposes mandatory trigger locks for handguns Energy: Does not support subsidizing ALL alternative fuels, has supported a market based bipartisan plan to reduce climate change and stimulate the use of advanced technologies Homeland Security: Voted for the Patriot Act and for its reauthorization, would increase military budget and personnel, would close Guantanamo Bay Prison Iraq: Voted for use of military force in Iraq, supported Bush veto of war spending bill that would have withdrawn most U.S. troops by March 2008 Immigration: Co-sponsored Bush-immigration plan, voted for Mexican fence

6 Barack Obama

7 Occupation: US Senator (Illinois) Background: Three years of US Senate experience, six years in IL State Senate Motto: Im asking you to believe Party: Democrat

8 Obamas Domestic Policies Abortion: Opposes constitutional amendment to overturn Roe v Wade Economy: Supports a $75 billion dollar tax cut to business and families, would extend and expand unemployment insurance Education: Reform No Child Left Behind Act, make Science and Math national priorities, reduce high school dropout rates Environment: Establish a national Low Carbon Fuel Standard, Technology Transfer program to export fuel efficiency Health Care: National health care coverage for anyone not covered by employers, allows individuals to select from private or public insurance programs Same-Sex Marriage: Opposes same sex marriages but supports civil unions Social Security: Opposes private accounts, payroll tax reform can fix Social Security

9 Obamas Foreign/Security Policies Gun Control: Voted for the 10 year extension of the Assault Weapons Ban, supports national law against concealed weapons, supports limiting gun sales to one per month Energy: Reduce carbon emissions 80% by 2050, invest $150 billion to clean energy over 10 years, proposes increasing fuel standards by Homeland Security: Voted for the Patriot Act but would revise it, would implement 9/11 Commissions recommendations, creation of critical infrastructure protection plan, would close Guantanamo Bay Prison Iraq: Opposed Iraq War, voted for war spending bill to remove most US troops by March 2008 Immigration: Supported Bush-immigration plan, voted for Mexican fence

10 Make a choice for 2008! For more information check out:

11 Submitted by James Folcik, Resident Assistant, Western Illinois University


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