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(labor laws) Ed Rendell Says Obama Did `Right Thing' on Tax Plan

He agree's with what president Obama did with the labor laws and i agree with him to. He did what he had to do to help keep it goingand got it done. If he didnt stop and tel the truth to what he was doing or tryed but failed then I would disagree.


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Are more federal regulations on guns and ammunition needed? - 2012 Presidential Election - ProCon.org

Are more federal regulations on guns and ammunition needed? - 2012 Presidential Election - ProCon.org | Political Pros and Cons | Scoop.it

Both canidates again have different opinions on gun regulations. Obama thinks that more federal regulations are needed. He states: "I'm willing to bet they don't think that using a gun and using common sense are incompatible ideas - that we should check someone's criminal record before he can check out at a gun seller..." Basically saying that there should be someone backround checks before a firearm is sold.

Romney believes that the gun regulations should stay as they are. He believes every American has the right to bear arms but should be responsible for their actions. 

Obama's plan is clearly the better one in this situation. More regulation is needed to keep people safe. Thousands of people die every year due to guns. If there are safer ways guns can be monitered, I'd say make it happen.

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Should Medicare be amended to include a voucher system for health care? - 2012 Presidential Election - ProCon.org

Should Medicare be amended to include a voucher system for health care? - 2012 Presidential Election - ProCon.org | Political Pros and Cons | Scoop.it

Romney agrees with this plan 100%. He stated during an interview in September 2012: 'So what I do in my Medicare plan for younger people coming along is say this, 'We're going to have higher benefits for low income people and lower benefits for high income people..." His plan is to give incoming seniors a choice: buy a voucher for insurance or have the government run traditional fee-for-service medicare.

Obama is against this voucher idea. He says this could completely destroy the medicare program. The voucher plan forces seniors to but insurance by themselves and pay an extra $6,400 a year.

I agree with Obama, the voucher program does not guarantee medicare for all seniors.Why pay more for the same benefits that they're recieving now? The system is fine as it is.

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Should the federal government increase direct financial aid (loans/grants/debt relief) for college students? - 2012 Presidential Election - ProCon.org

Should the federal government increase direct financial aid (loans/grants/debt relief) for college students? - 2012 Presidential Election - ProCon.org | Political Pros and Cons | Scoop.it

Mitt Romney is against more money towards financial aid. He believes that this country is too far in debt to help students afford college. "Unlike President Obama, Mitt Romney understands that more spending is the last thing our schools need."

President Obama on the other hand believes that everyone deserves a higher world class education. His administration is working on increasing federal aid for students with not a lot of money. If this plan is to work, by the time most students are out of college, they will only have to pay 10% a month of whatever they make.

As a student that's going to be going to college within the next four years I agree with Obama. More students need money for their education and most can't afford it. His plan will allow millions of kids to go to college and be able to pay off their debts. 

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The Candidates on Defense Policy

The Candidates on Defense Policy | Political Pros and Cons | Scoop.it

During Obama's presidency, tension has went down in Iraq and Afghanistan but threats from China and Iran are beginning to rise. The whole Asia-Pacific region needs more of the U.S military attention. Obama plans on raising military spending to ensure protection from new potential enemies.

Romney's plan is very similar. He plans on raising military spending so much that no other countries will want to even go to war with the U.S. 

I agree with Obama on this issue, Romney's plan for becoming a huge threat could easily back fire. Other countries could could begin to form alliances due to how large our military has become. 

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Should any federal taxes be increased? - 2012 Presidential Election - ProCon.org

Should any federal taxes be increased? - 2012 Presidential Election - ProCon.org | Political Pros and Cons | Scoop.it

Again both candidates are on both sides in this situation. President Obama is for raising federal taxes. The idea is for everyone to pay taxes within their own means. For example, millionares will no longer recieve tax breaks in order to give the middle and lower class more of them. This helps taxes for everyone.

Senator Romney is against rasing federal taxes. He stated: "I don‘t believe in raising taxes. And as governor I cut taxes 19 times and didn‘t raise taxes." It seems his plan is to try to lower taxes by any means possible.

I'm for Obama on this issue. His plan is to cut taxes for lower and middle class and no longer give tax breaks to those that don't need it. I believe this plan can help pull our country out of its recession eventually.

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Should gay marriage be legal? - 2012 Presidential Election - ProCon.org

Should gay marriage be legal? - 2012 Presidential Election - ProCon.org | Political Pros and Cons | Scoop.it

Romney is against gay marriage completely. He believes that marriage is strictly between a man and a woman. 

Obama was very back and forth with this topic. At first he was pro gay marriage, he did this originally for his campaign. Then he went on a year later to say that he deosn't support gay marriage because he is a christian. After that he went to undecided on the matter. Finally, he became pro gay marriage again after speaking with his friends and family and seeing how gay couples raise their children.

I agree with Obama on this topic. People have the right to be happy even if they're gay. Romney is trying to use the fact that he's a christian to prevent something that's bound to happen from happening. It will only cause more problems in the future. So let everyone get married.

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Will increased domestic oil drilling lower gas prices? - 2012 Presidential Election - ProCon.org

Will increased domestic oil drilling lower gas prices? - 2012 Presidential Election - ProCon.org | Political Pros and Cons | Scoop.it

Obama thinks that this will not solve the problem of the gas prices. He believes that even if oil produstion is at an all time high, that won't lower gas prices. He says that the fact of the matter is that the U.S still imports gas from all over the world. Prices won't be going dowm anytime soon and he suggests that people buy more fuel efficient cars.

Romney believes that gas prices will go down because of the raise in oil drilling. "The best thing we can do to get the price of gas to be more moderate and not have to be dependent upon the oil cartel is to drill in the gulf, drill in the outer continent shelf, drill in ANWR, drill in North Dakota, South Dakota, drill in Oklahoma and Texas." He thinks the best thing to do is drill more and more and proces for gas will eventually go down.

I agree with Obama, although it seems that neither canidate can really do anything about this problem. Both support more drilling and plan on letting the industry thrive. The only difference is that Obama believes in more fuel efficient cars will eventually lower prices. This could be a possibility if everyone were to own a car like that. It would pretty much force the prices to go down becuase people wouldn't need to get gas as often as they used to.

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Should state and local law enforcement be empowered to enforce federal immigration laws? - 2012 Presidential Election - ProCon.org

Should state and local law enforcement be empowered to enforce federal immigration laws? - 2012 Presidential Election - ProCon.org | Political Pros and Cons | Scoop.it

Obama is against this because of one reason it seems. He believes that people that look hispanic might get the bad end of the stick. It's a touchy subject and he plans on keeping it the way it is.

Romney is for state and federal force for immigration. "I enabled our state police to enforce illegal immigration laws..."

I agree with Romney on this topic. Immigration has been an issue for many years and something needs to be done to stop it.

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The Candidates on Immigration

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President Obama plans on putting stronger borders between the U.S and Mexico preventing from future illegal immigration. He has alos already drones out to the border from extra security. For any minors that are immigrants, he plans on permitting them full citizenship and equal rights.

Romney wants to put a fence around the whole United States. During the November 2011 debate he says to turn off "the magnets of amnesty, in-state tuition for illegal aliens, [and] employers that knowingly hire people that have come here illegally."

I agree with Obama's plan with this topic. His plan to make minors full citizens is a great idea. Minors can't make desicions generally and most of them that are in the U.S illegally are because of their families. If they're here, why not grant them citizenship? At the same time, Obama is trying to prevent more illegal immigration and cut it off here but also helping them out.

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Should we cut government funding?

Should we cut government funding? | Political Pros and Cons | Scoop.it

President Obama is for cutting government funding but at a slow pace. He favors trimming federal spending to cut the budget deficit but says it must be balanced by tax increases for the wealthy. Romney's plan is to take money out of medicaid and give it back to the states. Obama's plan is similar to his plan to appropriate taxes.

I'm for Obama's plan to slowly cut government spending in order to make it less corrupt. While Romney's plan is good and almost completely stops government spending, I think it's unessesary. Gonvernment spending is a good idea at the core, and I think Obama has a plan to fix it.

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Should Congress have increased the debt limit on Aug. 2, 2011 to prevent default? - 2012 Presidential Election - ProCon.org

Should Congress have increased the debt limit on Aug. 2, 2011 to prevent default? - 2012 Presidential Election - ProCon.org | Political Pros and Cons | Scoop.it

Both canidates have different opinions on this topic. President Obama is for raising the debt ceiling, he says "raising the debt ceiling does not allow Congress to spend more money. It simply gives our country the ability to pay the bills that Congress has already racked up." He later states that if we dont raise the debt limit soon, no one will be able to pay their bills. 

Senator Romney on the other hand is against this deal. He states: "As president, my plan would have produced a budget that was cut, capped and balanced – not one that opens the door to higher taxes and puts defense cuts on the table." He makes some remarks on the leadership of President Obama and how he wasn't able to fix this problem during his term. 

I agree with senator Romney on this situation. His plan would keep taxes at a flat rate and balanced for everyone. This would definitely help lower the national debt.

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