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REPUBLICANS, DEMOCRATS & INDEPENDENTS CAN VOTE TUESDAY, MARCH 6TH

COMPARISON FACT SHEET
Mitt Romney Ron Paul
Paul strongly opposed the bailout and the stimulus, voting against both. Paul argued that the bailout was morally wrong and unconstitutional. He also stated that it was just propping up Wall Street by dumping the bad debt on Main Street.

BAILOUTS

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Romney supported the $700 billion bank bailout, and in 2010 said that “It was the right thing to do.” He also expressed support for the $854 billion ‘all Democrat’ stimulus in 2009, writing in his book that “It will accelerate the timing of the start of the recovery.” Now claims to be against both.

HEALTHCARE

Passed “Romneycare” into Massachusetts law, which eventually became the blueprint for Obamacare.
Santorum referring to Romney, "Your mandate is no different than Barack Obama's mandate. It is the same mandate."

Opposed Obamacare and said he will work to repeal it and end its unconstitutional mandate that all Americans must carry only government-approved health insurance or answer to the IRS.

FEDERAL RESERVE

Believes that the Federal Reserve (the Fed) should remain "Independent." Supports the Fed policy of artificially manipulating interest rates. This manipulation has been implicated in the housing bubble crash of 2008, and even in the crash of 1929 that commenced the Great Depression.

Paul has been the Fed’s most outspoken opponent for 30 years. A partial audit that Paul pushed for revealed the Fed gave out $16 TRILLION in secret loans to U.S. and foreign banks. Paul has introduced legislation to bring full transparency to the Fed.
Gingrich stated, "Ron Paul, on the issue of money and the Federal Reserve, has been right for 25 years."

GUN RIGHTS

GRADED BY GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA
In 1994, said "I don't line up with the NRA.” As Governor, he signed the nation's first ban on assault weapons and steeply increased fees on gun owners by 400%. Romney has refused to return the National Association of Gun Rights (NAGR) survey.

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The GOA calls Ron Paul a "powerful advocate for the 2nd Amendment," and says he has been one of the most consistent defenders of the 2nd Amendment in Congress. Received an endorsement from the NAGR along with Michele Bachmann.

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HOUSING BUBBLE

As Governor, Romney aggressively promoted policies that were contributing to the bad assets on the books of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. He proclaimed in a 2004 press release "fair and affordable housing should be a right, not a privilege." He then pledged roughly $350 million in state and federal funds to assist low-income borrowers with special mortgage financing.

Paul accurately predicted the housing bubble in a speech before Congress in 2001. He warned that government backed loans, such as those from Freddie Mac, would cause a housing bubble. His warnings went unheeded and were considered fringe ideas -every expert now agrees that Paul was correct.

Mitt Romney
PERSONAL LIBERTY

Ron Paul
Voted against the Patriot Act and has vehemently condemned Obama's signing of the NDAA. Says that when we give up our liberties for an increased sense of security we are ushering in a police state; that you can still provide security without sacrificing our Bill of Rights.

Supports the Patriot Act, which violates the 4th Amendment by allowing unwarranted search and seizure, and the secret surveillance of U.S. citizens. Supported the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), an unconstitutional law which gave the President the unprecedented power to indefinitely detain U.S. Citizens without trial. Would like to increase the size of the military by at least 100,000 troops. He has not explained how he would pay for these expenditures. Romney has expressed no intention of reducing America’s nation-building and worldwide military presence. Romney received deferments during the Vietnam War, and has never served in the U.S. Military.

FOREIGN POLICY

Paul says no nation-building; don’t be policeman of the world. Stated that overseas bases and troops benefit foreign economies at the expense of U.S. taxpayers. Wants to restore domestic bases as well as provide increased security for our borders. Paul is the only candidate to have worn the uniform, serving his country as a Flight Surgeon during the Vietnam War. Paul's top contributors are active duty personnel of the US Army, Navy, and Air Force. He’s received more than twice as much in military donations as all the other candidates combined, including Obama. Paul generates nearly all of his contributions from small donors, and has raised the most money in a single day in U.S. History.
• Committed to cutting spending, will eliminate five government departments and will only take a $39,336 Presidential salary (The President’s base salary is normally $400,000). • He has vowed to honor Social Security and Medicare, stating that they will remain funded using savings from halting foreign aid and ending our overseas conflicts. • Has the only plan to cut $1 trillion his first year, and balance the budget in his first term. • Paul has opposed every tax increase in Congress.

CONTRIBUTIONS

Romney's top contributors are Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, and Bank of America. Also receives millions of dollars from anonymous donors through his Super PACs.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

• In 2006, supported amnesty for illegal immigrants. Now claims to be against it. • In 1994 supported a federal mandate to force acceptance of homosexuals in the work place. • Supports ethanol subsidies, which are inefficient, lead to higher food prices, and contribute to worldwide starvation. • As Governor, Romney supported “Cap-andTrade,” a carbon tax scheme which increases energy prices. • Refused to sign a "no new taxes" pledge; raised taxes/fees seven times as Governor.

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SANTORUM AND GINGRICH WILL NOT BE ON THE BALLOT.

VOTE PAUL, STOP ROMNEY
TUESDAY, MARCH 6TH

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