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Political Party Information

Democrat

Republican

Libertarian

Green

National Security:
• Freedoms
Enhance
Security, we
must maintain
precious
freedoms to
achieve
security.

National Security:
• The US should
hike up military
spending to
4% of the
country's GDP
• the
Government
should
increase the
active duty
work force by
ten thousand.

National Security:
• The US
should not act
as a “police
force” and
avoid foreign
alliances.
• Maintain only
enough
military to
defend itself.

National Security:
-End all research, use,
and sale of biochemical weapons
-Cut defense budget
by 50%
- All foreign aid should
be based on the
improvement of
democracy and
general living
standards and/or to
reduce overall
suffering in the
recipient country

Energy/Environment:
• Democrats are
committed to
reducing the
cost of gas at
the pump now,
while investing
in the next
generation of
clean energy
jobs and
reducing our
dependence on
foreign oil
• Democrats also
remain
committed to
investing in our
nation’s clean
energy future,
while reducing
the pollution
that causes
global warming
Jobs/Economy:
• Creating jobs
and rebuilding
our economy
continues to be
Democrats’ top
priority
• Democrats are
fighting for
middle class
families and
small
businesses
Education:

Energy/Environment:
• They consider
human health
and safety to
be the first and
most important
issue in
environmental
concerns
• humans are
our country’s
most valuable
resource
• They support
developing the
technology to
meet our
environmental
needs by
providing
market-based
incentives to
advance said
technology.
Jobs/Economy:
• They believe
that every
American
deserves the
right to own,
invest, build,
and prosper
• They believe
that sensible
business
regulations are

Energy/Environment:
• Advocates for
the protection
of the
environment
and sensible
use of natural
resources
• Government
should not
subsidize any
energy
• Government
should not
regulate
energy
prices,
distribution,
or production.
Jobs/Economy:
• Support
privatized job
market
• Government
should not
interfere with
compensation
or
employment
agreements
or labor union
participation
Education:
• Education is
the parent’s
responsibility

Energy/Environment:
- Human species has
no right to exploit
animals
- Safely dispose of or
“unmake” all waste
that is created by us
- Environment taxes
should take place
- Reduce greenhouse
gas emissions
-Natural gas does not
result in climate justice
Jobs/Economy:
-Increase affordable
housing & protect
renter’s rights
-Enforce laws against
illegal hotel
conversions
- Not forcing workers
to choose between a
hazardous job or no
job at all
- Low-income and
minority areas suffer
disproportionately

Education:
-End school vouchers
- Support choice within
public schools

Ensure the next
generation has
access to a firstrate education
and the tools to
drive our
economy
forward
Try to help
many minority
groups through
school


Health Care:
• The Democratic
view on health
care is based
around the idea
that “accessible,
affordable, high
quality
healthcare is
part of the
American
promise
Taxes:


Cut taxes for
middle class,
not the wealthy
The tax policy
for the
Democratic
Party calls for
raising certain
taxes to provide
money for
government
spending, which
in turn
generates
business

Immigration:
• Responsibility
from the federal
government to
secure our
borders
• Responsibility
from
unscrupulous
businesses that
break the law
Marijuana legalization:
• Support the

incredibly
important, and
that business
regulations
should
promote
confidence in
the economy
among both
consumers
and
businesses
Republicans
oppose any
policies that
are seen as
interventionist,
and that give
the federal
government
control of
industry

Education:
• republicans
believe in a
restructuring of
higher
education
• they believe in
limiting the
federal
government in
education
• Republicans
also support
school choice
and home
schooling
programs
Health Care:
• The
Republican
Party believes
in a patientcentered
health care
system
• They believe
that a health
care system
that is run by
the
government
will reduce
both the
efficiency and

- including
decision and
funding.
Health Care:
• Free market
healthcare allow people
to decide for
themselves
Taxes:


Lower taxes
by reducing
government
Cut military
spending,
privatize
industries and
replace
welfare to
lower taxes

Immigration:
• Immigration
regulation
should be
reflective of
labor market
• Believes that
immigrants
are not
inherently
bad people,
and moving
to find a
better life for
your family is
not a crime
Marijuana legalization:
• Supports
legalization of
all forms of
marijuana

- Supports education
diversity
- Recognize the viable
alternative of Homebased education
- Education starts with
a choice and within
public education they
believe in broad
choices
- Strongly support
magnet schools, sitebased management,
schools within schools
Health Care:
-Health care is a
human right
-Nationalize health
care & ensure
universal coverage
-Fund “Manhattan
Project” for a cure for
AIDS
-Universal SinglePayer Healthcare for
everyone in the US.
Taxes:
- Tax incentives to
redistribute
unbalanced wealth
- Support
progressivity; no flat
tax
- A universal basic
income for everyone
- Reform system to
provide tax justice
- Support progressivity
- No flat tax
Immigration:
-Give undocumented
immigrants a chance
to become US citizens
-Don’t blame
immigrants for social
and economic
problems
- Oppose those who
seek to divide for
political gain by raising
ethnic and racial
hatreds, blaming
immigrants for social
and economic

legalization of
Marijuana

the standard of
care
Taxes:

Republican
believe that tax
reduction is
important
They want to
limit the top
marginal rate

Immigration:
• the party
believes that a
system needs
to be in place
to ensure that
immigrants
who enter this
country
illegally are not
provided with
the same
benefits that
legal citizens
are
Marijuana legalization:
• Republicans
strongly
prohibit the
legalization of
marijuana

 

problems
- Immigration policies
should be based
strongly on human
rights
- Properly devised
immigrant work
policies can be of
economic benefit to
the worker and the
host nation
Marijuana legalization:
- Green Party
candidates across the
country are leading the
fight for marijuana
legalization