posted on Sep, 29 2008 @ 06:31 PM
This thread is about the platforms, stances, of the candidates. But what are they? Hard to get through the "McCain is an old geezer who is Bush's
3rd term!" and the "Obama is Black! Secret Muslim! Won't kill American troops in pointless wars!"
So I thought it might be nice to have one topic with their stances.
Taxes- 1,000 tax cut on 95% of American Workers, End tax breaks for companies shipping jobs overseas
Economy- Reform bankruptcy laws especially to protect you from losses by medical bills while making it harder for companies to declare bankruptcy
while walking away with billions
Health Care- Plan to provide coverage for millions of Americans, lower costs, and expand medicaid program
Energy- Get rid of oil by replacing it with Solar, Wind, Nuclear, and Biofuels
Trade- Overhaul NAFTA to protect American workers and fight for fair global trading policies
War- End Iraq, use troops in Afganistan to finally destroy Taliban and find Osama while using the extra money on America
Taxes- Cut taxes for the top 1% by 10% while taxing health insurance given through Unions to the American worker
Economy- Says the Economy is "fundamentally" strong. No strategy for how to pay for things after given massive tax cuts to top 1%
Health Care- Eliminate employer provided health care while taxing working families on health care premiums provided by employers
Energy- Increase off shore drilling, and US Addiction to oil, while ignoring other energy
Trade- Voted for NAFTA and sees nothing wrong with it, much like there is no problem with the economy...
War- Continue the Iraq War for 100 years, straight from his own mouth, while starting a new war with Iran, and ignoring the Taliban in Afganistan.
My source for all this? Working America Magazine provided by UAW. Not word for word, and not same format, made it easier to read on here.
[edit on 29-9-2008 by GordonJQ]