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2012 Republican Presidential Nominee

Former Governor of Massachusetts
Mitt Romney

Romney's profile and positions on the issues



• Mitt Romney believes in the principle of reaganomics wherein you cut taxes which is believed to bring in economic growth. According to him the budget should cut taxes on people earning incomes less than $200,000 a year and also cut payroll taxes on people aged sixty five years or older.

• He supports setting up a national catastrophic fund to ensure that people are entitled to home owners insurance in the event of some natural disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes etc.

• He brought forward an economic stimulus package with a price tag of $233 billion which is aimed at generating long term growth incentives. This can be achieved by expensing capital expenditures in the next two years and lowering corporate tax rate so that businesses will thrive and generate revenue.

• He perpetrates the need for becoming energy independent by making investments in alternative energy sources, reduce gas prices and reduce taxes on middle income Americans.

• Mitt Romney suggests bringing a cut in the 342 odd different economic programs. Of course protecting the nation's defense and military personnel is important therefore allocation of funds for their welfare is important.

• He believes that he can bring in savings worth $300 billion dollars in 10 years by capping non defense discretionary spending at inflation minus 1% and will veto any budget that exceeds that cap.

• He wants to be known as the job senator by convincing the government to cut deficits and raise American's savings rate by making more capital available for companies for investment and thereby increase employment opportunities.


Compare Mitt Romney and Gary Johnson on the Budget
2012 Democratic Presidential Nominee

Current President of the United States
Barack Obama

Obama's profile and positions on the issues



• As the country squirms through recession, President Obama's budget plans to reduce the decades of economic inequality that prevails in the United States. By bringing in a progressive tax code which would involve raising the tax rates for the high income category proportionately and increasing the tax cuts and credits of the middle and low income stratum.

• An overhaul of Health care thereby bringing down private health costs is in the agenda. He signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act aimed at creating 3.5 million new jobs, making important infrastructural investments and giving tax reliefs to 95% of working class Americans.

• The President aims for a long term plan for the country concerning clean and renewable energy. By developing alternative sources of power like solar, bio fuels, thermal power etc he plans to lessen imports of foreign oil thus reducing existing deficits.

• By focusing on energy efficiency and conservation, and curbing emissions the country would curb deadly pollution thereby playing an active role in climate change issues.

• Obama recognizes the role of children and youth in shaping the quality of America's future demography and thereby supports reforms like 'No Child Left Behind' and improving education in general right from the kindergarten level, giving essential training and skills to teachers and rewarding them for their good work etc.

• He aims to make college education accessible to all who are competent by expanding Pell Grants and initiating new tax credits.

• Obama chooses to cut down on war costs in Iraq and Afghanistan and proposes to keep aside $250 billion to bail out the US financial industry besides the $700 billion already set aside.

• Before his election, Obama said that he would require disclosure of all congressional pet projects and force lawmakers pay for any new spending or tax breaks through new revenue and cuts in other programs.


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Romney and Obama Issue Comparisons

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   Minimum Wage   National Security   North Korea     
   Poverty   Prescription Drugs    Same Sex       
   Social Security   Stem Cells   Taxes          


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