Where democratic presidential candidates stand on specific issues?
pls tell me what do the candidates stand for in regards to specific issues such as foreign policy (especially for Iraq), taxes, abortion, health care, education, gay marriage, gun control, and other issues you think are important.
You may tell me about just one candidate if you would like, or 2, or all of them. It doesn't matter to me. However, I would appreciate unbiased answers. Thanks!
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Ok make is simple two candidates Obama Clinton:
Both want to lift tax cuts for the wealthy 1% and keep cuts for middle class as is.
Their both Pro Choice
Clinton wants to mandate it for all, Obama doesn't. Now this gets controversy, but a good rebuttal is, when someone doesn't have health care and goes to the hospital everyone who has HC in America pays for them anyway. So mandating it would be a good idea in my opinion.
Education: Both do not support vouchers and want Pre K Education.
Gay: Both believe in civil union
Gun Control: Both believe in moderate gun control.
Immigration: Both want reform and path to citizenship.
I know it seems like they are similar and they are, I'm an independent voting Dem this year and I've been on the fence for the past few months, I've carefully scrutinized both their records and believe Clinton has a better chance of winning and actually getting things done, more experience really. So I'll be voting for her on Tuesday.e
- moonshadowLv 51 decade ago
I basically agree with Jarrod B in his general assessment of the candidates except that on health care, he missed an important distinction, Obama wants to make the drug companies and health care givers accountable for their excessive costs. The root of the health care problem lies with these big companies and until they are made to stop price gouging, the problem will never be fixed. The same holds true of the gas companies. Their huge profits are obscene in a time when the average citizens can't afford to heat their home or buy their medicines, or go to the doctor. This is part of the "change" that Obama talks about.
Also, if Hillary is so much more experienced than Obama, why did she approve the Iraq war when Obama opposed it. I believe it is because she is a Washington insider who gives traditional answers to questions that need to be looked at in a nontraditional way, We need new, creative solutions and I believe that Obama is more qualified to do this.
- sikoraLv 44 years ago
yet another piece of propaganda, I see? city legends and rumors at the instant are not a sturdy foundation to make your vote... a million - he's a organic born citizen. He become born in Hawaii. 2 - Why is he ineligable? Moot element... 3 - reason, please? 4 - Why? 5 - returned... why? So, all the different "factors" is basically a gaggle of demands, and the only genuine "element" become that he's "no longer a organic born citizen", it particularly is a blatant lie. advantageous... if i become Obama, i does no longer forget approximately with regard to the judges in any respect... via fact the judges might snigger and throw it out immediately if it have been a genuine case. Propaganda. captivating gadget for swaying the lots... too undesirable some human beings think of.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
22 ways to be a good democrat -- stop to consider the truth in each.
1. You have to be against capital punishment, but support abortion on
2. You have to believe that businesses create oppression and
governments create prosperity.
3. You have to believe that guns in the hands of law-abiding Americans
are more of a threat than nuclear weapons technology in the hands of
Chinese and North Korean communists.
4. You have to believe that there was no art before Federal funding.
5. You have to believe that global temperatures are less affected by
cyclical documented changes in the earth's climate and more affected by
soccer moms driving SUV's.
6. You have to believe that gender roles are artificial but being
homosexual is natural.
7. You have to believe that the AIDS virus is spread by a lack of
8. You have to believe that the same teacher who can't teach fourth
graders how to read is somehow qualified to teach those same kids about
9. You have to believe that hunters don't care about nature, but loony
activists who have never been outside of San Francisco do.
10. You have to believe that self-esteem is more important than
actually doing something to earn it.
11. You have to believe that Mel Gibson spent $25 million of his own
money to make "The Passion of the Christ" for financial gain only.
12. You have to believe the NRA is bad because it supports certain
parts of the Constitution, while the ACLU is good because it supports
certain parts of the Constitution.
13. You have to believe that taxes are too low, but ATM fees are too
14. You have to believe that Margaret Sanger and Gloria Steinem are
more important to American history than Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Edison,
and A.G. Bell.
15. You have to believe that standardized tests are racist, but racial
quotas and set-asides are not.
16. You have to believe that Hillary Clinton is normal and is a very
17. You have to believe that the only reason socialism hasn't worked
anywhere it's been tried...is because the right people haven't been in
18. You have to believe conservatives telling the truth belong in
jail, but a liar and a sex offender belonged in the White House.
19. You have to believe that homosexual parades displaying drag,
transvestites, and bestiality should be constitutionally protected, and
manger scenes at Christmas should be illegal.
20. You have to believe that illegal Democrat Party funding by the
Chinese Government is somehow in the best interest to the United States
. 21. You have to believe that this message is a part of a vast, right
22. You have to believe that it's okay to give Federal workers the day
off on CHRISTmas Day ..........but it's not okay to say "Merry
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- martinx07Lv 61 decade ago
Foreign policy: Non-intervention. Withdraw from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Taxes: Wants real low low taxes as possible, including no more overseas spending.
Abortion: Anti-abortion, but leaves this issue up to states.
Healthcare: Leaves healthcare to compete as free market.
Education: No Dept. of Education. Wants education handeled by states.
Gay marriage: Supports it, but leaves issue on states to decide.
Gun control: Against it, pro-2nd Amendment.
To me, he is a very decent candidate, always voted against taxes, against unbalanced budgets, and against the war. He is a strict Constitutionalist.Source(s): http://ronpaul2008.com/
- nmyankeeLv 61 decade ago
I've used the first website for eight years - keep it in your favourites and send it to everyone you know.
The second website will match you with the candidates, in order of your preference - takes 3-4 mins. to answer a few questions related to the issues. I've sent this website, also, to my friends.