Topics: Embryonic stem cell, Stem cell, Roe v. Wade Pages: 2 (432 words) Published: February 8, 2013
Mitt Romney, Republican presidential candidate for the 2012 presidency, is a very interesting individual to examine. His conservative background is evident based on his current platform. I use the word current because he does tend to flip-flop on his beliefs. In regards to abortion, Romney opposes abortion and does not support embryonic stem cell research. He supports the repeal of Roe vs. Wade. Ironically, he is in total support of capital punishment. Continuing to look at health care, Romney supports universal health care but not a government program which would raise taxes. He plans to market reforms to expand and deregulate private insurance to decrease costs and give more Americans access to affordable care. He wants to offers tax breaks and other incentives to individuals without insurance. He would allow tax deductions for out-of-pocket medical expenses. He would also permit states to use funds spent currently on treating the uninsured to instead assisting them in purchasing private health insurance. Romney’s platform on the budget is based on the beliefs of Reaganomics where taxes are cut in order to bring economic growth. The budget, according to Romney, would cut taxes on people earning incomes less than $200,000 a year and also cut payroll taxes on people aged sixty five years or older. His economic stimulus package with a cost of $233 billion is aimed at generating long term growth incentives. He supports the need for becoming energy independent by making investments in alternative energy sources, reduce gas prices and reduce taxes on middle income Americans. With education, Romney supports schools choice, less federal input for education and more state influence, and much more testing. He even stated at one time that he wanted to eliminate the Federal Department of Education. Although he has shown some support for the gay and lesbian community in past with his meeting with the Log Cabin Club (the only pro-gay/lesbian Republican...
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