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Published on May 3, 2008

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Where Do They Stand On The Issues? Hillary Clinton v. Barack Obama

Presented by the Democratic Law Organization (D-LO) Of The Cleveland-Marshall College Of Law

Hillary Clinton Education: JD, Yale University, 1973 BA, Wellesley College, 1969 Professional Experience: Attorney, Rose Law Firm, 1976-1992 Faculty, University of Arkansas Law School, 1975 Author Former Staff Attorney, Children's Defense Fund Political Experience: Senator, United States Senate, 2000-Present First Lady, President Bill Clinton, 1992-2000 First Lady, State of Arkansas, 1978-1980, 1982-1992

Education:

JD, Yale University, 1973

BA, Wellesley College, 1969

Professional Experience:

Attorney, Rose Law Firm, 1976-1992

Faculty, University of Arkansas Law School, 1975

Author

Former Staff Attorney, Children's Defense Fund

Political Experience:

Senator, United States Senate, 2000-Present

First Lady, President Bill Clinton, 1992-2000

First Lady, State of Arkansas, 1978-1980, 1982-1992

Barack Obama Education: JD, Harvard University, 1991 BA, Columbia University, 1983 Professional Experience: Attorney, Miner Barnhill & Gallard, 1993-1996 Faculty, University of Chicago Law School, 1993-2004 Author Political Experience: Senator, United States Senate, 2005-Present Senator, Illinois State Senate, 1996-2004

Education:

JD, Harvard University, 1991

BA, Columbia University, 1983

Professional Experience:

Attorney, Miner Barnhill & Gallard, 1993-1996

Faculty, University of Chicago Law School, 1993-2004

Author

Political Experience:

Senator, United States Senate, 2005-Present

Senator, Illinois State Senate, 1996-2004

Where They Stand Together

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama Repeal Bush tax cuts for those earning more than $250K Said “no” to troop surge Leave no permanent bases in Iraq, but leave troops only for counterterrorism purposes Create private and public health care plans Allow importation of Rx drugs from Canada Voted YES on reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act Establishment of a Guest Worker program Allow illegal aliens to participate in Social Security

Repeal Bush tax cuts for those earning more than $250K

Said “no” to troop surge

Leave no permanent bases in Iraq, but leave troops only for counterterrorism purposes

Create private and public health care plans

Allow importation of Rx drugs from Canada

Voted YES on reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act

Establishment of a Guest Worker program

Allow illegal aliens to participate in Social Security

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama Expand Medicaid, State Children’s Health Insurance No nuclear waste in Yucca Mountain Global warming factored in project planning Engage our enemies, but add on to NATO Establish a Palestinian State Universal pre-kindergarten Quality Child Care and Head Start Implementation of the 9/11 Commission report Preservation of habeas corpus for detainees

Expand Medicaid, State Children’s Health Insurance

No nuclear waste in Yucca Mountain

Global warming factored in project planning

Engage our enemies, but add on to NATO

Establish a Palestinian State

Universal pre-kindergarten

Quality Child Care and Head Start

Implementation of the 9/11 Commission report

Preservation of habeas corpus for detainees

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama Decisions about marriage left to States Time to end “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” No gay marriage, but supports civil unions Roe v. Wade Death Penalty Embryonic Stem Cell Research Ban on Assault Weapons; Gun Background Checks Torture cannot be an American policy Limit soldiers' deployment to 12 months New programs funded by new revenues or budget cuts

Decisions about marriage left to States

Time to end “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”

No gay marriage, but supports civil unions

Roe v. Wade

Death Penalty

Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Ban on Assault Weapons; Gun Background Checks

Torture cannot be an American policy

Limit soldiers' deployment to 12 months

New programs funded by new revenues or budget cuts

The Economy

Hillary Clinton On The Economy $70 billion plan to "jump start" the economy $30 billion to help states and cities mitigate foreclosures $25 billion for home heating grants for the poor $5 billion for energy conservation grants to create jobs $10 billion to be added to unemployment insurance Lower taxes for middle class families by: Extending the middle class tax cuts, Offering new tax cuts for healthcare, college and retirement, Expanding the child care tax credit Voted to limit credit card interest to 30% Wants to freeze mortgage interest rates for five years

$70 billion plan to "jump start" the economy

$30 billion to help states and cities mitigate foreclosures

$25 billion for home heating grants for the poor

$5 billion for energy conservation grants to create jobs

$10 billion to be added to unemployment insurance

Lower taxes for middle class families by:

Extending the middle class tax cuts,

Offering new tax cuts for healthcare, college and retirement,

Expanding the child care tax credit

Voted to limit credit card interest to 30%

Wants to freeze mortgage interest rates for five years

Barack Obama On The Economy Has plan for tax relief to middle and working classes, including: Eliminating taxes for elderly workers making less than $50,000 Changing tax return filing to an easier system saving $2 billion Giving a tax credit of $500 per person, or $1,000 per working family, eliminating income taxes for 10 million Americans Ensure free trade by amending NAFTA Expand the Family and Medical Leave Act Voted against limiting credit to 30%, because 30% too high Confront China about currency manipulation

Has plan for tax relief to middle and working classes, including:

Eliminating taxes for elderly workers making less than $50,000

Changing tax return filing to an easier system saving $2 billion

Giving a tax credit of $500 per person, or $1,000 per working family, eliminating income taxes for 10 million Americans

Ensure free trade by amending NAFTA

Expand the Family and Medical Leave Act

Voted against limiting credit to 30%, because 30% too high

Confront China about currency manipulation

Iraq

Hillary Clinton On Iraq Voted in 2002 to authorize invasion, now opposed to war Would ask other countries to help implement three specific goals: Convince Iraq's neighbors to refrain from getting involved in the civil war Mediate among the different sectarian groups in Iraq Hold other countries to their past pledges to provide funding to repair Iraq Wants to begin phased withdrawal within 60 days of taking office, with the goal to have most troops out by the end of 2013

Voted in 2002 to authorize invasion, now opposed to war

Would ask other countries to help implement three specific goals:

Convince Iraq's neighbors to refrain from getting involved in the civil war

Mediate among the different sectarian groups in Iraq

Hold other countries to their past pledges to provide funding to repair Iraq

Wants to begin phased withdrawal within 60 days of taking office, with the goal to have most troops out by the end of 2013

Barack Obama On Iraq Opposed invasion from the beginning Open dialogue with Syria and Iran (among other countries) to: Help secure Iraq’s borders Keep neighboring countries from meddling inside Iraq Isolate al Qaeda Support reconciliation among Iraq’s sectarian groups, and Provide financial support for Iraq’s reconstruction International voice in Iraq in exchange for debt forgiveness Wants to withdraw one or two brigades a month to finish within 16 months

Opposed invasion from the beginning

Open dialogue with Syria and Iran (among other countries) to:

Help secure Iraq’s borders

Keep neighboring countries from meddling inside Iraq

Isolate al Qaeda

Support reconciliation among Iraq’s sectarian groups, and

Provide financial support for Iraq’s reconstruction

International voice in Iraq in exchange for debt forgiveness

Wants to withdraw one or two brigades a month to finish within 16 months

Health Care

Hillary Clinton On Health Care Local smoking bans ok, but no national ban FDA should compare drug effectiveness--not just safety Insurance companies cannot deny people coverage Use electronic medical records to save $120 billion Make insurance plan portable from job to job Universal health care coverage by the end of second term

Local smoking bans ok, but no national ban

FDA should compare drug effectiveness--not just safety

Insurance companies cannot deny people coverage

Use electronic medical records to save $120 billion

Make insurance plan portable from job to job

Universal health care coverage by the end of second term

Barack Obama On Health Care Require that all children have health insurance, with goal of universal coverage Reimburse employers for catastrophic health costs Provide subsidies for low-income people National smoking bans only after trying local bans No one turned away due to illness or pre-existing condition Allow seniors to make bulk purchases of Rx drugs

Require that all children have health insurance, with goal of universal coverage

Reimburse employers for catastrophic health costs

Provide subsidies for low-income people

National smoking bans only after trying local bans

No one turned away due to illness or pre-existing condition

Allow seniors to make bulk purchases of Rx drugs

Foreign Policy

Hillary Clinton On Foreign Policy Will not meet with leaders of foreign countries we are at odds with until “discovering their intentions” Confront China on human rights abuses Promote women’s rights in Arabic countries Keep Cuban embargo Support building schools in poor areas of the world Reject isolationism and make human rights issues the main objective abroad Support micro-loans to women in 3rd World Countries

Will not meet with leaders of foreign countries we are at odds with until “discovering their intentions”

Confront China on human rights abuses

Promote women’s rights in Arabic countries

Keep Cuban embargo

Support building schools in poor areas of the world

Reject isolationism and make human rights issues the main objective abroad

Support micro-loans to women in 3rd World Countries

Barack Obama On Foreign Policy Willing to meet with Fidel Castro, Kim Jung Il & Hugo Chavez Invest in our relationship with Mexico $50B annually to strengthen weak countries Must abide by international human rights treaties Expand the Military Make human rights and democracy main issues overseas America should fight global poverty, and deploy civilian aid workers, especially in Africa

Willing to meet with Fidel Castro, Kim Jung Il & Hugo Chavez

Invest in our relationship with Mexico

$50B annually to strengthen weak countries

Must abide by international human rights treaties

Expand the Military

Make human rights and democracy main issues overseas

America should fight global poverty, and deploy civilian aid workers, especially in Africa

Education

Hillary Clinton On Education K-12 Get rid of No Child Left Behind Recruit and retain more teachers with salary increases Supports public school choice; but not private or parochial Allow student prayer, but no religious instruction Does not support vouchers College Access Create a new $3,500 college tax credit Increase the maximum Pell Grant $10,000 college scholarship for participation in AmeriCorps full-time for one year Hold college costs down and hold colleges accountable

K-12

Get rid of No Child Left Behind

Recruit and retain more teachers with salary increases

Supports public school choice; but not private or parochial

Allow student prayer, but no religious instruction

Does not support vouchers

College Access

Create a new $3,500 college tax credit

Increase the maximum Pell Grant

$10,000 college scholarship for participation in AmeriCorps full-time for one year

Hold college costs down and hold colleges accountable

Barack Obama On Education K-12 Reform No Child Left Behind by giving it more money More teacher pay in exchange for more teacher accountability Make Math and Science education a national priority Support transitional bilingual education to ensure students complete school Supports charter schools and private investment in schools College Access Create a tax credit of $4,000 for college education a year Streamlining the financial aid process by enabling families to apply by only checking a box on their tax form

K-12

Reform No Child Left Behind by giving it more money

More teacher pay in exchange for more teacher accountability

Make Math and Science education a national priority

Support transitional bilingual education to ensure students complete school

Supports charter schools and private investment in schools

College Access

Create a tax credit of $4,000 for college education a year

Streamlining the financial aid process by enabling families to apply by only checking a box on their tax form

Homeland Security

Hillary Clinton On Homeland Security Work against the spread of nuclear proliferation by supporting a nuclear test band treaty National security is more important than human rights Register women for draft Previously supported torture in “extreme situation” but has since changed position to no torture Supports funding research on missile defense Federalize aviation security

Work against the spread of nuclear proliferation by supporting a nuclear test band treaty

National security is more important than human rights

Register women for draft

Previously supported torture in “extreme situation” but has since changed position to no torture

Supports funding research on missile defense

Federalize aviation security

Barack Obama On Homeland Security Supports a world without nuclear weapons Register women for draft, but not for combat Human rights and National Security are complimentary No presidential power for secret surveillance No holding US citizens as unlawful enemy combatants Expand Peace Corps and AmeriCorps to 266,000 slots

Supports a world without nuclear weapons

Register women for draft, but not for combat

Human rights and National Security are complimentary

No presidential power for secret surveillance

No holding US citizens as unlawful enemy combatants

Expand Peace Corps and AmeriCorps to 266,000 slots

Immigration

Hillary Clinton On Immigration Oppose granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants More border patrolling on both Mexican and Canadian borders Sanctuary cities ok; local police can't enforce immigration Provide a path to citizenship through military service Federal assistance to our state and local governments Strict penalties for those who exploit undocumented workers

Oppose granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants

More border patrolling on both Mexican and Canadian borders

Sanctuary cities ok; local police can't enforce immigration

Provide a path to citizenship through military service

Federal assistance to our state and local governments

Strict penalties for those who exploit undocumented workers

Barack Obama On Immigration Ok to provide government services in Spanish Supports granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants Illegal immigrants' lack of ID is a public safety concern Sanctuary cities are not ok Extend welfare and Medicaid to immigrants Remove incentives to enter illegally by cracking down on employers Promote economic development in Mexico

Ok to provide government services in Spanish

Supports granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants

Illegal immigrants' lack of ID is a public safety concern

Sanctuary cities are not ok

Extend welfare and Medicaid to immigrants

Remove incentives to enter illegally by cracking down on employers

Promote economic development in Mexico

Energy and the Environment

Hillary Clinton On Energy and the Environment Will make “big oil” fund alternative energy research Allow low and middle-income Americans to buy green homes and invest in green home improvements Require all publicly traded companies report financial risks due to climate change Creation of a "National Energy Council" within the White House to ensure implementation of the plan across the Executive Branch. $650 for help with energy bills for the poor

Will make “big oil” fund alternative energy research

Allow low and middle-income Americans to buy green homes and invest in green home improvements

Require all publicly traded companies report financial risks due to climate change

Creation of a "National Energy Council" within the White House to ensure implementation of the plan across the Executive Branch.

$650 for help with energy bills for the poor

Barack Obama On Energy and the Environment Convert manufacturing centers into clean technology Require 25% of renewable electricity by 2025 Develop and deploy clean coal technology Support next generation biofuels Restore U.S. leadership on climate change Nuclear power ok if we safeguard against waste & terrorism Require ethanol in fuel supply

Convert manufacturing centers into clean technology

Require 25% of renewable electricity by 2025

Develop and deploy clean coal technology

Support next generation biofuels

Restore U.S. leadership on climate change

Nuclear power ok if we safeguard against waste & terrorism

Require ethanol in fuel supply

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