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Budget & Economy|
Jill Stein: It's un-American that top 1% own 90% of wealth.
Jill Stein: Our economy is not working for our vast majority.
Jill Stein: Austerity policies: harsh on YOU but easy for establishment.
Jill Stein: 90% tax on bonuses for bailed out bankers.
Barack Obama: House of cards collapsed in 2008; new rules now in place.
Barack Obama: Push mortgage refinancing; banks repay deficit of trust.
Barack Obama: Establish a Financial Crimes unit; end era of recklessness.
Buddy Roemer: Washington is not broken; it is corrupted by one-percenters.
Herman Cain: My grandchild was born in 2012 with $50,000 debt.
Jill Stein: Corporate elite richer than ever, but pay less tax than ever.
Jill Stein: Record profits-with politicians' help--caused the recession.
Jill Stein: Make all corporate tax subsidies transparent.
Barack Obama: We bailed out auto industry, but today they're back.
Barack Obama: End deduction for outsourcing jobs; tax outsourcing instead.
Jill Stein: Incarcerating poor & minorities has become big business.
Jill Stein: College loans trap students in financial prison of debt.
Jill Stein: Right to a tuition-free public education, pre-K thru college.
Barack Obama: Make community colleges into community career centers.
Energy & Oil|
Jill Stein: Let states prevent nuclear power plants.
Jill Stein: World War II-scale mobilization to reduce carbon burden.
Barack Obama: All-of-the-above energy; enough natural gas or 100 years.
Barack Obama: Don't cede wind, or solar, or battery industry to foreigners.
Barack Obama: Clean energy on public lands, and for defense department.
Barack Obama: FactCheck: Oil dependence low; but gas prices highest ever.
Barack Obama: FactCheck: Promised for 3 years to end oil industry subsidy.
Newt Gingrich: Obama favors far-left interests at expense of energy jobs.
Ron Paul: Develop energy independence; no crony handouts like Solyndra.
Jill Stein: Green Transition Program: convert gray economy to green.
Barack Obama: America is the one indispensable nation in world affairs.
Barack Obama: Double US exports via deals with Panama, Colombia, & S.Korea.
Barack Obama: Trade Enforcement Unit: inspections for safe imports.
Barack Obama: FactCheck: Chinese tire import ban replaced by other imports.
Jill Stein: Voter Bill of Rights: full public financing; paper ballots.
Barack Obama: Ban insider trading by members of Congress.
Buddy Roemer: We need better & smarter government; not more government.
Buddy Roemer: Super PACs distort and corrupt our politics.
Mitch Daniels: Experiment in trickle-down government hurts middle class.
Mitt Romney: Make government simpler, smaller, and smarter.
Jill Stein: Right to quality health care: Medicare for All.
Barack Obama: FactCheck: ObamaCare covers only 1/2 of 30 million uninsured.
Tea Party: ObamaCare was forced down our throats.
Jill Stein: End Patriot Act; it surrenders freedoms in name of security.
Barack Obama: Take money from war budgets and fund nation-building at home.
Mitt Romney: Military so powerful that no one thinks of challenging it.
Jill Stein: End the war on immigrants; end "secure communities" cruelty.
Barack Obama: Let foreign students stay after graduating college.
Barack Obama: FactCheck: Fewer border crossings mostly due to economy.
Jill Stein: Economic Bill of Rights: unionize; fair taxation; fair trade.
Jill Stein: Full Employment Program: green jobs and community needs.
Barack Obama: FactCheck: Jobs increasing, but still lower than in 2008.
Newt Gingrich: Bigger government lead to more food stamps, not more jobs.
Ron Paul: Government picking winners and losers kills jobs.
Tea Party: Real unemployment is 18%, counting under-employment.
Principles & Values|
Jill Stein: Dems & GOP blame each other while both support establishment.
Jill Stein: Green New Deal: emergency 4-part anti-recession program.
Herman Cain: Exceptional nation: put "united" back into the United States.
Mitch Daniels: Government is meant to serve the people, not supervise them.
Mitch Daniels: No "have-nots": just "haves," and "soon-to-haves".
Mitt Romney: Obama's record: debt, decline, and disappointment.
Tea Party: Tea Party message: we the people are coming.
Tea Party: Many people are Tea Partiers and don't know it.
Tea Party: Stop the blame game; start common sense solutions.
Mitch Daniels: Stop paying pension benefits to the wealthy.
Barack Obama: Buffet rule: millionaires should pay minimum of 30% in taxes.
Mitch Daniels: Fewer loopholes and lower rates.
War & Peace|
Jill Stein: Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were illegal.
Barack Obama: For first time in 9 years, no Americans are fighting in Iraq.
Barack Obama: Make sure Afghanistan is never again a source of attack.
Barack Obama: Take no options off the table if Iran develops nukes.
Barack Obama: FactCheck: Taliban may control countryside after US leaves.
Welfare & Poverty|
Jill Stein: Right to affordable housing: expand rental & home assistance.