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2012 Presidential Candidates: Where They Stand on the Issues

The 2012 U.S. presidential election is a heated contest between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Read about the candidates and where they stand on the issues that hit close to home, such as the economy, health care, taxes, education, and more. Also, read the biographies of Obama and Romney, and see how much you know about the candidates' spouses.

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Economy and Jobs


Barack Obama

Democrat
  • Continue to work on growing the U.S. private-sector job market
  • Revive the U.S. manufacturing industry and expand skills for American workers
  • Increase exports of American-made goods
  • Invest in the clean-energy sector and new manufacturing technologies that enhance the U.S.'s global competitiveness
  • Continue providing tax relief to small businesses to stimulate local job growth
  • Enforce the rules laid out in the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to help prevent future financial crises caused by loose corporate regulations
Mitt Romney

Republican
  • Lift federal regulations on businesses to promote economic growth
  • Retrain workers, particularly unemployed individuals
  • Encourage more free trade to grow American exports
  • Confront China to adhere to existing trade agreements and level the global playing field
  • Reform environmental regulations to allow for growth in carbon-based energy industries and allow for further investment in nuclear power
  • Revisit laws that give too much power to labor unions
Poll: Which Candidate Do You Agree with on the Economy?
All information was taken from official candidate websites or video interviews.

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