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Budget & Economy|
Gary Johnson: Opposed TARP, stimulus & Fannie Mae bailout.
Gary Johnson: Give every student in New Mexico vouchers worth $3,500.
Michele Bachmann: Education tax credits for tuition at private schools.
Rick Santorum: 2001: Keep Department of Education; 2012: it's unnecessary.
Tim Pawlenty: Pro-school choice policies; including pro-charter laws.
Energy & Oil|
Gary Johnson: No cap-and-trade; no taxing carbon emissions.
Rick Perry: NAFTA is largest job stimulus of the decade.
Gary Johnson: No tariffs, no restrictions; but no corporatism.
Michele Bachmann: Votes for free trade, but also "Buy American" requirements.
Jon Huntsman: Establish a Free Trade Area of the Americas.
Ron Paul: No embargoes & no tariffs; but no NAFTA too.
Rick Santorum: 1993: Voted against NAFTA because it hurt PA industries.
Herman Cain: 1993: Favored GATT; trade is not a zero-sum game.
Newt Gingrich: Supported NAFTA, GATT, WTO, and MFN.
Rick Perry: McCain-Feingold unconstitutionally restricts of free speech.
Gary Johnson: "Governor No": 742 total vetoes of bills over two terms.
Gary Johnson: 1996 tort reform: limit punitive damage awards.
Gary Johnson: Unlimited campaign contributions by corporations.
Michele Bachmann: Block criminal penalties of McCain-Feingold campaign finance.
Jon Huntsman: Cap campaign contributions; they lead to political mischief.
Mitt Romney: 1994: campaign spending limits and the abolition of PACs.
Mitt Romney: 2002: publicly fund campaigns; 2008: repeal McCain-Feingold.
Rick Santorum: 1997: In-state campaign donation cap $4K; out-of-state $1K.
Herman Cain: No comment on McCain-Feingold nor Citizens United.
Newt Gingrich: Supported Citizens United; opposed McCain Feingold.
Tim Pawlenty: Government control of campaign finance is flawed.
Ron Paul: No negligence lawsuits against gun manufacturers.
Gary Johnson: Salud!: managed care for Medicaid recipients.
Gary Johnson: 1999: vetoed 12-cent-a-pack cigarette tax hike.
Ron Paul: Private contract instead of tort reform.
Mitt Romney: Cap medical malpractice punitive damages at $500,000.
Rick Santorum: 2006: Targeted by trial lawyers for his malpractice reform.
Newt Gingrich: Tort Reform: Impose "loser pays" rules; cap punitive damages.
Gary Johnson: 1999: Vetoed raising minimum wage from $4.25/hour to $5.65.
Gary Johnson: Open to personal accounts for Social Security.
Tim Pawlenty: 2004: strong supporter of personal accounts.
Gary Johnson: Reduce state personal income tax from 8.5% to 8%.
Gary Johnson: Highway 44: Private alternatives to infrastructure spending.
Gary Johnson: Opposes Net Neutrality; no government regulation of Internet.
Welfare & Poverty|
Gary Johnson: Impose gross income cap on welfare recipients.
Newt Gingrich: $1,000 tax credit for low-income first-time homebuyers.