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Barack Obama Democrat Economy

Barack Obama Catholic Church Mitt Romney

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Plans to eliminate tax breaks for companies producing outside the U.S. and provide incentives for companies producing in the U.S. Wants to raise taxes on wealthy and ensure they pay 30% of their income taxes.

All economics should be supported by moral principals and judged by how they protect or undermine the dignity of the human person. Wants to lower taxes and have less governmental regulation, a balanced budget, and more trade deals. Wants to close tax loopholes and deductions. Goal is to bring federal spending to below 20% of the U.S.’s GDP.

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Healthcare

Abortion

Obamacare

Pro-choice

No American is denied coverage due to a pre-existing condition. 3.1 million Americans stay on their parents’ coverage until the age of 26.

Views healthcare as a basic human right, and that universal coverage should be achieved with the dignity of each and every human person in mind, showing full respect for the life, health and conscience of all.

• The Catholic Church is pro-life and believes all life is sacred and should be treated with dignity.

Repeal Obamacare

• Wants to pursue policies that give each state the power to craft a healthcare reform plan that is best for its citizens.

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Opposes attempts to defund Planned Parenthood. Believes women’s healthcare choices are personal decisions.

Pro-life

Believes it is the right step to overturn Roe vs. Wade, then let states decide their own abortion laws. Wants to end federal funding for abortion advocates like Planned Parenthood.


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Mitt Romney Same-Sex Unions/ Marriage

Education • Has capped federal student loan repayments at 10% of income. • Supports state education reforms.

• Has publically announced his support for marriage for samesex couples. • Believes in equality for LGBT Americans.

• The Church opposed gay marriage and unions but teaches that homosexual persons should be treated with all respect and human dignity.

Supports tax credits and incentives for educational expenses, Supports permanent educational tax deductions for expenses, including tuition for parents. Wants to tie federal funds directly to reforms that expand parental choice, invest in innovation, and reward teachers for their results. Policies will equip state leaders to achieve change with commitment and action at the local level.

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Would appoint an Attorney General who will defend the Defense of Marriage Act (a bipartisan law). Create a Federal Marriage Amendment to the Constitution defining marriage as between one man and one woman.

Republican

What issues do you think are especially important for students to understand?

Dr. Phil Drey Theology

“Economic issues like understanding tax codes and tax plans are important to students because some students are already working and earning money. The foreign policies are also important for students to understand because family members of some students are in the military, and some students are considering joining the military, Lastly, as Catholic students, it is important to fully understand Catholic Church teaching on matters of social justice.”

Young voters: Will you vote?

8%

3%

89%

Yes Unsure No

Are you informed enough to vote? 14% 12%

35 eligible Xavier seniors polled

74%

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