Differences Between Democrat and Republican Positions

by wisdomhunt

Tonight is the first of the series of political sparring contests known as…The Presidential Debates!

The focus is supposed to be on “domestic policy” tonight, but I’m sure the candidates won’t be able to help but dive into a few other areas, such as the evil that is Iran.

To prepare you, here it the official WisdomHunt guide to the Democrat and Republican stances on the major issues:

Issue Democrats Republicans
Abortion Many want it legal, unless they don’t Many want it to be illegal, unless they don’t
Corporate taxes Favored industries pay as little as possible, unfavored pay their “fair share” Favored industries pay as little as possible, unfavored pay their “fair share”
Gay marriage Many want it legal, unless they don’t Many want it illegal, unless they don’t
Personal income taxes Raise some, lower others. Everyone should pay their “fair share” Raise some, lower others. Everyone should pay their “fair share”
Right to bear arms (guns) Should be illegal for terrorists and kooks, only certain kinds Should be illegal for terrorists, only certain kinds
Death penalty Many want it illegal, unless they don’t Many want it legal, unless they don’t
Defense spending Lower it big time! to $650-700B for the DOD and $1T to $1.5T for supplemental spending Dems want us all to die! raise it big time to $650-700B for the DOD and $1T to $1.5T for supplemental spending
Iran Bomb them tomorrow as necessary to stop them from getting “the bomb” Bomb them yesterday as necessary to stop them from getting “the bomb”
Medicare Keep it in government control Keep it in government control, but tweak some wording to make it sound less government controlled
Social security Keep it in government control Keep it in government control, but tweak some wording to make it sound less government controlled
Health care Ensure that the government gets full control Ensure that the government gets full control, but tweak some wording to make it sound less government controlled
Guantanamo Bay Keep it open, but talk of closing Keep it open, but don’t talk about it
Climate change Definitely going to address it effectively in the near future Definitely going to address it effectively in the near future

So as you can see, there some VAST differences between the two parties stances. This debate will be crucial to convincing the American public who will be the best leader to get these policies mandated within the next four years.

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