Clinton County guide to GOP candidates

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 ISSUES

MITT ROMNEY

NEWT GINGRICH

RICK SANTORUM

RON PAUL

 

ABORTION

Anti-abortion rights except in cases of rape/incest

Anti-abortion rights in all cases

Anti-abortion rights in all cases

Anti-abortion rights decided by states

 

 

DEBT

Balanced budget, opposed auto bailout, 10 percent cut in workforce

Seven year balanced budget plan

Balanced budget plan, opposes bailout and stimulus programs

Cut gov. spending in half, end dependence of foreign aid

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

Supports federal ban on same-sex marriage

Supports federal ban on same-sex marriage

Supports federal ban on same-sex marriage

Believes marriage laws should be made by state

 

 

HEALTH CARE

Repeal Obama’s health care reform, tax deductions for medical expenses

Repeal Obama’s health care reform, tax deductions for medical expenses

Repeal Obama’s health care reform, tax deductions for medical expenses. Supports medicare.

Repeal Obama’s health care reform, tax deductions for medical expenses. Opposes medicare.

 

 

WAR

More troops and warships. Believes Obama withdrew too early.

Supported Iraq war, opposed withdrawal. No cut in defense spending.

Opposes withdrawal of troops in Iraq.

Supports withdrawal of troops, opposed U.S. intervention on Libya.

 

 

 

TAXES

Cut individual tax rates by 25 percent, reduce tax rate paid by wealthy Americans

Cut corporate tax to 12.5 percent from maximum 35 percent, people should choose current system or pay 15 percent tax

Believes there should be no corporate tax or national sales tax.

Eliminate federal income tax and IRS, supports excise taxes and tariffs.

 

 

 

IMMIGRATION

Favors complete border fence, opposes education benefits to illegal immigrants.

Supports a complete border fence, make English the national language.

Supports a complete border fence, make English the national language, no education benefits to children of illegals

End the right to citizenship of U.S.-born children of illegals, no soc. services for illegals, aggressive deportation and border control.

 By CELESTE BOTT, Clinton Chronicle Staff Writer

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