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Democrats-Clinton&Obama

  1. Where Do They Stand On The Issues? Hillary Clinton v. Barack Obama
  2. Presented by the Democratic Law Organization (D-LO) Of The Cleveland-Marshall College Of Law
  3. Hillary Clinton <ul><li>Education: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>JD, Yale University, 1973 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BA, Wellesley College, 1969 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Professional Experience: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Attorney, Rose Law Firm, 1976-1992 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty, University of Arkansas Law School, 1975 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Author </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Former Staff Attorney, Children's Defense Fund </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Political Experience: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Senator, United States Senate, 2000-Present </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First Lady, President Bill Clinton, 1992-2000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First Lady, State of Arkansas, 1978-1980, 1982-1992 </li></ul></ul>
  4. Barack Obama <ul><li>Education: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>JD, Harvard University, 1991 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BA, Columbia University, 1983 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Professional Experience: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Attorney, Miner Barnhill & Gallard, 1993-1996 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty, University of Chicago Law School, 1993-2004 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Author </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Political Experience: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Senator, United States Senate, 2005-Present </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Senator, Illinois State Senate, 1996-2004 </li></ul></ul>
  5. Where They Stand Together
  6. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama <ul><li>Repeal Bush tax cuts for those earning more than $250K </li></ul><ul><li>Said “no” to troop surge </li></ul><ul><li>Leave no permanent bases in Iraq, but leave troops only for counterterrorism purposes </li></ul><ul><li>Create private and public health care plans </li></ul><ul><li>Allow importation of Rx drugs from Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Voted YES on reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act </li></ul><ul><li>Establishment of a Guest Worker program </li></ul><ul><li>Allow illegal aliens to participate in Social Security </li></ul>
  7. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama <ul><li>Expand Medicaid, State Children’s Health Insurance </li></ul><ul><li>No nuclear waste in Yucca Mountain </li></ul><ul><li>Global warming factored in project planning </li></ul><ul><li>Engage our enemies, but add on to NATO </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a Palestinian State </li></ul><ul><li>Universal pre-kindergarten </li></ul><ul><li>Quality Child Care and Head Start </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation of the 9/11 Commission report </li></ul><ul><li>Preservation of habeas corpus for detainees </li></ul>
  8. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama <ul><li>Decisions about marriage left to States </li></ul><ul><li>Time to end “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” </li></ul><ul><li>No gay marriage, but supports civil unions </li></ul><ul><li>Roe v. Wade </li></ul><ul><li>Death Penalty </li></ul><ul><li>Embryonic Stem Cell Research </li></ul><ul><li>Ban on Assault Weapons; Gun Background Checks </li></ul><ul><li>Torture cannot be an American policy </li></ul><ul><li>Limit soldiers' deployment to 12 months </li></ul><ul><li>New programs funded by new revenues or budget cuts </li></ul>
  9. The Economy
  10. Hillary Clinton On The Economy <ul><li>$70 billion plan to &quot;jump start&quot; the economy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$30 billion to help states and cities mitigate foreclosures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$25 billion for home heating grants for the poor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$5 billion for energy conservation grants to create jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$10 billion to be added to unemployment insurance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lower taxes for middle class families by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Extending the middle class tax cuts, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offering new tax cuts for healthcare, college and retirement, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expanding the child care tax credit </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Voted to limit credit card interest to 30% </li></ul><ul><li>Wants to freeze mortgage interest rates for five years </li></ul>
  11. Barack Obama On The Economy <ul><li>Has plan for tax relief to middle and working classes, including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eliminating taxes for elderly workers making less than $50,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Changing tax return filing to an easier system saving $2 billion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Giving a tax credit of $500 per person, or $1,000 per working family, eliminating income taxes for 10 million Americans </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ensure free trade by amending NAFTA </li></ul><ul><li>Expand the Family and Medical Leave Act </li></ul><ul><li>Voted against limiting credit to 30%, because 30% too high </li></ul><ul><li>Confront China about currency manipulation </li></ul>
  12. Iraq
  13. Hillary Clinton On Iraq <ul><li>Voted in 2002 to authorize invasion, now opposed to war </li></ul><ul><li>Would ask other countries to help implement three specific goals: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Convince Iraq's neighbors to refrain from getting involved in the civil war </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mediate among the different sectarian groups in Iraq </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hold other countries to their past pledges to provide funding to repair Iraq </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wants to begin phased withdrawal within 60 days of taking office, with the goal to have most troops out by the end of 2013 </li></ul>
  14. Barack Obama On Iraq <ul><li>Opposed invasion from the beginning </li></ul><ul><li>Open dialogue with Syria and Iran (among other countries) to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Help secure Iraq’s borders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep neighboring countries from meddling inside Iraq </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Isolate al Qaeda </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support reconciliation among Iraq’s sectarian groups, and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide financial support for Iraq’s reconstruction </li></ul></ul><ul><li>International voice in Iraq in exchange for debt forgiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Wants to withdraw one or two brigades a month to finish within 16 months </li></ul>
  15. Health Care
  16. Hillary Clinton On Health Care <ul><li>Local smoking bans ok, but no national ban </li></ul><ul><li>FDA should compare drug effectiveness--not just safety </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance companies cannot deny people coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Use electronic medical records to save $120 billion </li></ul><ul><li>Make insurance plan portable from job to job </li></ul><ul><li>Universal health care coverage by the end of second term </li></ul>
  17. Barack Obama On Health Care <ul><li>Require that all children have health insurance, with goal of universal coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Reimburse employers for catastrophic health costs </li></ul><ul><li>Provide subsidies for low-income people </li></ul><ul><li>National smoking bans only after trying local bans </li></ul><ul><li>No one turned away due to illness or pre-existing condition </li></ul><ul><li>Allow seniors to make bulk purchases of Rx drugs </li></ul>
  18. Foreign Policy
  19. Hillary Clinton On Foreign Policy <ul><li>Will not meet with leaders of foreign countries we are at odds with until “discovering their intentions” </li></ul><ul><li>Confront China on human rights abuses </li></ul><ul><li>Promote women’s rights in Arabic countries </li></ul><ul><li>Keep Cuban embargo </li></ul><ul><li>Support building schools in poor areas of the world </li></ul><ul><li>Reject isolationism and make human rights issues the main objective abroad </li></ul><ul><li>Support micro-loans to women in 3rd World Countries </li></ul>
  20. Barack Obama On Foreign Policy <ul><li>Willing to meet with Fidel Castro, Kim Jung Il & Hugo Chavez </li></ul><ul><li>Invest in our relationship with Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>$50B annually to strengthen weak countries </li></ul><ul><li>Must abide by international human rights treaties </li></ul><ul><li>Expand the Military </li></ul><ul><li>Make human rights and democracy main issues overseas </li></ul><ul><li>America should fight global poverty, and deploy civilian aid workers, especially in Africa </li></ul>
  21. Education
  22. Hillary Clinton On Education <ul><li>K-12 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get rid of No Child Left Behind </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recruit and retain more teachers with salary increases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supports public school choice; but not private or parochial </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allow student prayer, but no religious instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does not support vouchers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>College Access </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a new $3,500 college tax credit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase the maximum Pell Grant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$10,000 college scholarship for participation in AmeriCorps full-time for one year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hold college costs down and hold colleges accountable </li></ul></ul>
  23. Barack Obama On Education <ul><li>K-12 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reform No Child Left Behind by giving it more money </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More teacher pay in exchange for more teacher accountability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make Math and Science education a national priority </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support transitional bilingual education to ensure students complete school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supports charter schools and private investment in schools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>College Access </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a tax credit of $4,000 for college education a year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Streamlining the financial aid process by enabling families to apply by only checking a box on their tax form </li></ul></ul>
  24. Homeland Security
  25. Hillary Clinton On Homeland Security <ul><li>Work against the spread of nuclear proliferation by supporting a nuclear test band treaty </li></ul><ul><li>National security is more important than human rights </li></ul><ul><li>Register women for draft </li></ul><ul><li>Previously supported torture in “extreme situation” but has since changed position to no torture </li></ul><ul><li>Supports funding research on missile defense </li></ul><ul><li>Federalize aviation security </li></ul>
  26. Barack Obama On Homeland Security <ul><li>Supports a world without nuclear weapons </li></ul><ul><li>Register women for draft, but not for combat </li></ul><ul><li>Human rights and National Security are complimentary </li></ul><ul><li>No presidential power for secret surveillance </li></ul><ul><li>No holding US citizens as unlawful enemy combatants </li></ul><ul><li>Expand Peace Corps and AmeriCorps to 266,000 slots </li></ul>
  27. Immigration
  28. Hillary Clinton On Immigration <ul><li>Oppose granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants </li></ul><ul><li>More border patrolling on both Mexican and Canadian borders </li></ul><ul><li>Sanctuary cities ok; local police can't enforce immigration </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a path to citizenship through military service </li></ul><ul><li>Federal assistance to our state and local governments </li></ul><ul><li>Strict penalties for those who exploit undocumented workers </li></ul>
  29. Barack Obama On Immigration <ul><li>Ok to provide government services in Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>Supports granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants </li></ul><ul><li>Illegal immigrants' lack of ID is a public safety concern </li></ul><ul><li>Sanctuary cities are not ok </li></ul><ul><li>Extend welfare and Medicaid to immigrants </li></ul><ul><li>Remove incentives to enter illegally by cracking down on employers </li></ul><ul><li>Promote economic development in Mexico </li></ul>
  30. Energy and the Environment
  31. Hillary Clinton On Energy and the Environment <ul><li>Will make “big oil” fund alternative energy research </li></ul><ul><li>Allow low and middle-income Americans to buy green homes and invest in green home improvements </li></ul><ul><li>Require all publicly traded companies report financial risks due to climate change </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of a &quot;National Energy Council&quot; within the White House to ensure implementation of the plan across the Executive Branch. </li></ul><ul><li>$650 for help with energy bills for the poor </li></ul>
  32. Barack Obama On Energy and the Environment <ul><li>Convert manufacturing centers into clean technology </li></ul><ul><li>Require 25% of renewable electricity by 2025 </li></ul><ul><li>Develop and deploy clean coal technology </li></ul><ul><li>Support next generation biofuels </li></ul><ul><li>Restore U.S. leadership on climate change </li></ul><ul><li>Nuclear power ok if we safeguard against waste & terrorism </li></ul><ul><li>Require ethanol in fuel supply </li></ul>
  33. For More Information Go To… <ul><li>hillaryclinton.com </li></ul><ul><li>barackobama.com </li></ul><ul><li>2decide.com </li></ul><ul><li>ontheissues.org </li></ul><ul><li>politics.nytimes.com/election-guide/2008/issues </li></ul><ul><li>BOE.Cuyahogacounty.us </li></ul>
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