| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Rick Santorum: No abortions even in cases of rape; one violence is enough.
Tim Pawlenty: Criminal sanctions against abortion doctors, not women.
Budget & Economy|
Herman Cain: Don't raise debt ceiling; that doesn't solve problem.
Jon Huntsman: I'm gonna do for the US what I did for Utah.
Jon Huntsman: I stood up for debt ceiling increase and against default.
Michele Bachmann: Don't raise debt ceiling; country not at risk of default.
Michele Bachmann: I was the leading voice against raising the debt ceiling.
Mitt Romney: 7 principles for leadership on the economy.
Newt Gingrich: The Super-committee is as dumb an idea as I've ever heard.
Newt Gingrich: It's a scandal that the Federal Reserve is secret.
Rick Santorum: Govt has averaged 18% of GDP and we're now at 25%.
Rick Santorum: Audit the Fed; but no gold standard.
Rick Santorum: Stopping debt ceiling increase is showmanship not leadership.
Ron Paul: Country is bankrupt & we can't keep spending.
Ron Paul: I'm delighted that auditing the Fed has become mainstream.
Tim Pawlenty: I'll offer a prize to anyone who can find Obama's plan.
Jon Huntsman: I believe in traditional marriage but also civil unions.
Michele Bachmann: I support federal AND state marriage amendments.
Mitt Romney: Federal definition of marriage as one-man-one-woman.
Newt Gingrich: Loyalty test for everyone, not just for Muslims.
Rick Santorum: No polygamy; no gay marriage.
Ron Paul: No federal marriage licenses & no state licenses either.
Herman Cain: Take the capital gains tax rate & repatriation tax to zero.
Herman Cain: Suspend taxes on repatriated profits, permanently.
Jon Huntsman: EPA's regulatory reign of terror prevents building in USA.
Rick Santorum: Cut corporate tax rate to zero & jobs will come back.
Herman Cain: No Child Left Behind has unfunded mandates.
Jon Huntsman: No Child Left Behind has failed; we need vouchers.
Energy & Oil|
Michele Bachmann: I opposed cap-and-trade, including Lightbulb Choice Act.
Families & Children|
Michele Bachmann: Bible's "be submissive to husband" means mutual respect.
Herman Cain: Foreign policy should include bombs & bullets AND economics.
Rick Santorum: No apologies for past American interventions in Iran.
Ron Paul: We installed Shah in Iran; we should mind our own business.
Tim Pawlenty: Sanctions for Iran nukes; regime change for Syria.
Ron Paul: Trade sanctions never worked on Cuba, and won't work on Iran.
Newt Gingrich: Press corps focuses on campaign minutia & not basic ideas.
Michele Bachmann: I fought; when others ran, I fought.
Michele Bachmann: Government has no authority to force people to buy insurance.
Mitt Romney: ObamaCare's biggest difference: I believe in 10th Amendment.
Mitt Romney: MA Constitution allows mandate; US Constitution does not.
Rick Santorum: If we let states mandate insurance, sterilization is ok too.
Ron Paul: States CAN mandate insurance, but it's a bad idea.
Tim Pawlenty: We did healthcare the right way in Minnesota.
Tim Pawlenty: ObamneyCare: ObamaCare was patterned after RomneyCare.
Michele Bachmann: No Miranda rights for terrorists; expand Guantanamo.
Ron Paul: Neither Dems nor GOP will cut one nickel from militarism.
Ron Paul: Many terrorists have been properly tried in US courts.
Herman Cain: We have a path to citizenship: it's called legal immigration.
Jon Huntsman: End patchwork of state laws & just secure the border.
Mitt Romney: I like legal immigration; let business determine visas.
Newt Gingrich: Citizen Boards to decide which immigrants stay and go.
Ron Paul: Pay attention to US borders, not international borders.
Mitt Romney: The free economy means sometimes we lose jobs.
Mitt Romney: Replace jobless benefits with unemployment savings accounts.
Principles & Values|
Jon Huntsman: If you love your country, you serve her.
Michele Bachmann: Make Obama a one-term president.
Michele Bachmann: Health Impact Fee: opposed cigarette tax but voted for life.
Mitt Romney: I cut taxes 19 times as MA governor.
Tim Pawlenty: Health Impact Fee: increased cigarette tax but regretted it.
Jon Huntsman: Cyber intrusion is the new battlefield, and an act of war.
War & Peace|
Michele Bachmann: Iran is a state sponsor of terror; can't be a nuclear power.
Mitt Romney: We should withdraw from Afghanistan after 2012.
Newt Gingrich: Wrong to intervene in Libya; covert action more effective.
Rick Santorum: We should withdraw from Afghanistan more slowly.
Rick Santorum: Iran has been at war with us since 1979.
Rick Santorum: Iran must be confronted to stop them from getting nukes.
Ron Paul: Of course Iran wants nukes; talk to them like we did USSR.
Ron Paul: I worry about war propaganda will lead to war against Iran.
Tim Pawlenty: We should withdraw from Afghanistan more slowly.
Welfare & Poverty|
Rick Santorum: No compromise on core principles; compromise on all else.