2012 Presidential Election

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2012 Presidential Election

The United States presidential election of 2012 is scheduled for Tuesday, November 6, 2012. It will be the “57th quadrennial presidential election, in which presidential electors, who will elect the President and Vice President of the United States on December 17, 2012"(2012 Presidential”). Incumbent President Barack Obama is running for a final term during this election. Who will be more than likely running against Obama is Mitt Romney? There are several candidate issues to consider when deciding whom to vote for in the upcoming presidential election such as health care, and the economy. There are radical differences between the candidates concerning healthcare and the economy. People need to think long and hard regarding which candidate for which they will to vote for. All need to make certain that the candidate he or she selects has a plan in place for helping the US in regards to the economy and healthcare. Mitt Romney should be elected as president because of his keen business sense. The first election occurred many centuries ago. The idea of holding an election came about because of an overwhelming desire of human nature to make the choice. When thinking about it, one can say that the process of carrying out a democratic election has improved over the years. This seems to be true because, today we have publicity. It is extremely easy for a citizen to receive full information about the candidate, but the advertising can be confusing. Moreover, today people are more familiar with their rights and obligations they have, as well as they are willing to rule the sway of their and the countries’ destinies. Though, at the same time, the stated above is rather controversial, because the more developed humans get, the more immoral, they appear to be. The Democrats did not fare as well in the “2010 midterm elections, losing control of the House of Representatives” to the Republicans (Green and Coy).Candidates and voters in 2010 focused on the failing national economic situations, and the message of hope and change.

In President Obama’s first term, he signed two pieces of legislation intended for economic stimulus-“The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in February 2009” (Glastris and Siyr). These acts were intended to stimulate the economy; however, after these acts went into effect, unemployment claims began to decrease. President Obama also signed “Tax Relief” (Glastris and Siry) with the tax relief it meant that businesses would get payroll tax breaks for the next year. “Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization,” which extended unemployment benefits. The unemployed could get benefits for “13 months”(IRS.gov). “Job Creation Act of 2010 in December 2010”(Glastris and Siry). He also signed the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act”(Glastris and Siyr). Which promised that Americans will have access to quality affordable health care. It will also “cover 32 million uninsured Americans beginning in 2014”(Glastris and Siry). The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, was intended to standardize the financial sector. (Glastris and Siry). This act was criticized by Romney. “Romney mocked a recent speech in which the president had invoked the spirits of such inventors as the Wright Brothers and Thomas Edison”(O’Toole). Romney states “That the pioneer inventors such as the Wright Brothers and Thomas Edison under the Dodd-Frank Reform, they would have struggled to get loans from their community banks” (O’Toole). Romney was making the point that under this act, it would have been extremely difficult, for these inventors to get a loan of any kind, which he sees as crucial. “A regulator would have fined the Wright Brothers for their dust pollution”(O’Toole). The government would have banned Thomas Edison’s light bulb. President Obama also formalized the policy “The Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repel Act of 2010”(Cassidy). This allows gays and...
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