Sunday, September 25, 2011

For Me

Clearly there are two candidates that are (somehow) leading the pack: Mitt Romney & Rick Perry. I know this isn’t news to anyone, but I feel the need to write out exactly what they each are campaigning for myself. I want to know what the similarities and differences are between the two candidates, even the personal things. I want to see the “facts” laid out in front of me . This will all be based off of their individual websites, and only an example of my research.

From: Texas
Education: Bachelor’s in Animal Science from Texas A & M
Title: Governor of Texas
Jobs: Did what he did in Texas- Establish incentive funds, supports budgets that invest in education, and lawsuit reforms.
Fiscal Responsibility: Control spending and taxes.
Health Care: Create more jobs (so American can be covered by employer-sponsored health plans), and repeal Obamacare.

From: Michigan
Education: Brigham Young University – dual degrees from Harvard Law & Harvard Business School.
Title: Former Governor of Massachusetts
Jobs: Plans to submit a jobs package to Congress that has five major proposals and will demand that Congress act upon this package within 30 days
Fiscal Responsibility: Cut federal spending, balance budget, and return power to the states and the people.
Health Care: Repeal Obamacare and replace with market-based reforms, taking the power away from federal government.

This is only the tiniest portion of issues to compare, of course. However, simply looking at the websites you get a hint of difference. You seem to get more of a history of Rick Perry’s career and the future plans from Mitt Romney. Comparing these candidates is something that will continue outside of this blog and expand to more of the president hopefuls. Just for kicks, take a look at these videos from the candidates campaign.

Rick Perry
Mitt Romney

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