Budget & Economy|
Bill Richardson: Constitutionally require balanced budget & fiscal discipline.
Dennis Kucinich: Cleveland declaring bankruptcy ok, to save public utility.
Mike Gravel: Personal bankruptcy ok because money went to empower people.
Barack Obama: Ok to expose 6-year-olds to gay couples; they know already.
Bill Richardson: Wonít accept honorary chair of Boy Scouts due to gay issue.
Hillary Clinton: Telling kids about gay couples is parental discretion.
John Edwards: Ok to read about same-sex couples to second-graders.
Barack Obama: Do not lower drinking age from 21 to 18.
Bill Richardson: Supports national ban on smoking in public places.
Bill Richardson: Keep drinking age at 21; enforce but also rehab.
Chris Dodd: Alcohol problems significant; keep drinking age at 21.
Chris Dodd: Supports national ban on smoking in public places.
Dennis Kucinich: Supports national ban on smoking in public places.
Dennis Kucinich: Lower drinking age from 21 to 18; and voting age to 16.
Joe Biden: National ban on smoking would reduce chronic illnesses.
Joe Biden: Absolutely do not lower drinking age from 21.
Joe Biden: FactCheck: 40,000 babies with alcohol syndrome, not 300,000.
John Edwards: Do not lower drinking age from 21 to 18.
John Edwards: Supports national ban on smoking in public places.
Mike Gravel: Lower drinking age from 21 to 18 so soldiers can drink.
Mike Gravel: Supports national ban on smoking in public places.
Energy & Oil|
Barack Obama: Nuclear power ok if we safeguard against waste & terrorism.
Dennis Kucinich: Cost of nuclear energy ignores storage continuing forever.
Hillary Clinton: Opposes Yucca Mountain; earthquake fault goes under it.
John Edwards: No on developing more nuclear power in the US.
Mike Gravel: Carbon tax can get us off of gasoline in 5 years.
Mike Gravel: Wind power is solution to oil dependency.
Chris Dodd: Ban Chinese imports until safety & security is guaranteed.
Hillary Clinton: Presidents should reveal donations to their foundations.
Barack Obama: National smoking bans only after trying local bans.
Hillary Clinton: I want to be the health care president.
Hillary Clinton: Local smoking bans ok, but no national ban.
John Edwards: 2004: universal coverage irresponsible; but US has changed.
John Edwards: Congress grants healthcare to all, or give up their own.
Barack Obama: America cannot sanction torture; no loopholes or exceptions.
Bill Richardson: I will restore habeas corpus and the rule of law.
Bill Richardson: Maintain Geneva Conventions; keep restrictions on torture.
Bill Richardson: Rescind authority to eavesdrop without court order.
Chris Dodd: Maintain Geneva Conventions; keep restrictions on torture.
Hillary Clinton: Torture cannot be American policy, period.
Joe Biden: Commitment to never use torture; no part of our policy, ever.
Barack Obama: Sanctuary cities show that feds are not enforcing law.
Bill Richardson: Sanctuary cities ok until we have comprehensive policy.
Chris Dodd: Sanctuary cities ok to deal with millions here already.
Dennis Kucinich: Sanctuary cities follow moral law if not federal law.
Hillary Clinton: Sanctuary cities ok; local police canít enforce immigration.
Joe Biden: Sanctuary cities exist because feds canít enforce their laws.
Mike Gravel: Make whole country a sanctuary city.
Mike Gravel: Iím ashamed that weíre building a fence on southern border.
Principles & Values|
Barack Obama: Turn the page: invite GOP & independents to join in agenda.
Hillary Clinton: I thought Bill was a pretty good president; now Iím running.
Hillary Clinton: Bill & I started a conversation 36 years ago & never stopped.
Joe Biden: MoveOn.org has not changed politics.
Barack Obama: Privatization puts retirement at whim of stock market.
Bill Richardson: Donít raise the cap; itís a 15% tax on middle class.
Chris Dodd: Readjust the Social Security tax including raising the cap.
Chris Dodd: Achieve solvency but donít go so far as to raise the cap.
Dennis Kucinich: Raise the cap to protect Social Security.
Hillary Clinton: Solvent until 2055 under Bill Clinton; now has lost 14 years.
Hillary Clinton: Nothing else on table until fiscal responsibility returns.
Joe Biden: Raise the $97,500 cap, but donít raise retirement age.
John Edwards: Raise cap with ďprotective zoneĒ from $97K to $200K.
John Edwards: We canít grow our way out of Social Security crisis.
War & Peace|
Barack Obama: Leave troops for protection of Americans & counterterrorism.
Barack Obama: Hopes to remove all troops from Iraq by 2013, but no pledge.
Bill Richardson: Leaving some troops is just changing mission, not ending war.
Chris Dodd: Military in Iraq is counterproductive: all out before 2013.
Dennis Kucinich: All troops out well before 2013, with no partition.
Hillary Clinton: Goal to remove all troops from Iraq by 2013, but no pledge.
Hillary Clinton: Leave combat troops in Iraq only for conterterrorism.
Joe Biden: Troops out by 2013 if no political reconciliation.
John Edwards: End combat missions & focus on removing all combat troops.
John Edwards: 40,000 troops out by 2009, but no pledge for all out by 2013.
Mike Gravel: Make Congress vote on veto override and war will end.
Barack Obama: Tell people the truth: quickest is 1-2 brigades per month.
Dennis Kucinich: Biden Plan splits up Iraq.
Hillary Clinton: Iranís Revolutionary Guard promotes terrorism.
Hillary Clinton: Prevent Iran from becoming nuclear power by diplomacy first.
Mike Gravel: Iran Resolution is a fig leaf to go to war with Iran.
Rudy Giuliani: Promise: we will prevent Iran from becoming nuclear power.