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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!

6 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite 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

    Health Care:

    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

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  • 1 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.

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  • sikora
    Lv 4
    4 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.

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  • Anonymous
    1 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

    federal funding.

    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

    nice person.

    17. You have to believe that the only reason socialism hasn't worked

    anywhere it's been 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

    wing conspiracy.

    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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  • 1 decade ago

    Ron Paul.

    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.

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  • 1 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.

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