2012 Presidential Election

President Obama vs. Governor Romney

The Candidates

President Barack Obama (incumbent) is representing the democratic party and he is running for his second term in office.


Governor Mitt Romney is representing the republican party. Before running for office, he was the governor of Massachusetts.

Income Taxes

Obama:

Obama wants to continue George Bush's tax cuts for families earning less than $250,000 per year. Obama also wants to raise taxes on families earning $250,000 per year or more and eliminate deductions for families making over $1,000,000 per year.


Romney:

Romney is very specific and is calling for 20% reduction from the Bush tax cuts across all income brackets. He also wants to eliminate or reduce deductions across the nation.



Job Creation

Obama:

The President wants to help create jobs by using federal spending on unemployment benefits and the building of public amenities such as bridges and highways. He also wants money going directly to the states to help them pay for teachers and police. Obama and fellow democrats emphasize teachers and school systems as part of their philosophy on how to create jobs.


Romney:

Romney believes in smaller direct involvement with the government. The Governor believes that their have been delays in leasing land for drilling oil and that the President has denied a permit to build a new oil pipeline, which would move oil from Canada to the golf. Romney would also cut the corporate tax rate from 35% to 25%, which would allow companies to spend more on hiring.

Foreign Policy (Iran)

Obama:

Obama says that Iran should not posses a nuclear weapon. Obama has said that he already put sanctions in place. The President has already put covert operations in place to prevent Iran from possessing a nuclear weapon.


Romney:

Romney says that Iran should not have the capability to even create a nuclear weapon. He would impose "crippling" sanctions. Romney would respect the decision of Israel to attack Iran.


Opinion

Although both candidates bring forth good points, I believe that Romney will win. If I were voting, my vote would go to Romney because he is more specific on how he wants to help America recover from the recession. He also has more logical plans than President Obama. Also, the plans Obama has for this country for the next four years are very similar to the plans he had when he took office back in 2008. If his plans haven't started working yet, I am afraid they never will. Governor Romney assures that if he is voted President that he will help America recover from the recession.

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