By Katie Greenbaum
Lately, it’s been hard to keep track of what candidates are saying about the issues. Even if you feel you are well-informed, it is often hard to fully understand the facts.
Since knowing the facts is crucial to determine who you’re voting for this election season, we compiled them straight from the candidates’ websites, www.barackobama.com and www.mittromney.com.
This way, you’re not getting one candidate’s quotes about the other, you are getting direct quotes from each platform.
You’ll be able to make an informed decision and feel good about doing your civic duty.
President Barack Obama’s positions on healthcare, energy and the economy:
1. Strengthen Medicare by helping people save on the care they need to stay healthy, from free preventative services to lower presecription drug costs.
2. Make tax cuts for the middle class permanent, and make sure households making over 1,000,000 dollars a year pay a higher share than the middle class.
3. Eliminate tax breaks for companies that outsource American jobs, and create tax incentives for businesses who bring jobs back home.
4. Promote the safe, responsible development of our near 100-year supply of natural gas, which could support over 600,000 new jobs by 2020.
5. Expand domestic oil production by offering millions of acres of land for development, and generate electricity from clean sources like wind and sun.
Governor Mitt Romney’s positions on healthcare, energy and the economy:
1. Repeal and replace Obamacare, and limit federal standards and requirements on both private insurance and Medicaid coverage.
2. Make permanent, across-the-board 20 percent cuts in marginal tax rates, and cut the corporate tax rate 10 percent.
3. Switch to a territorial tax system that allows profits made by American companies overseas to overcome U.S. taxation.
4. Facilitate private-sector-led development of new energy technologies, and open offshore areas for energy development.
5. Empower states to control onshore energy development, and pursue a North American Energy Partnership.