Political Party PlatformsPosted by: Cambodian | Posted on: November 2, 2014
Political Party Platforms
OK, you may affiliate with one particular political party, but be honest — are you really aware of where the party stands on all the issues? Or for that matter, where the opposition stands? Check out our handy table below for a list of your political party platforms.
|Social security should be privatized (not to be confused with private savings accounts, but rather, private investments).
|Social security should remain a government sponsored insurance plan for retirees.
|Believe in an “opt out” policy in which one can choose to privately invest (they believe this to be the better option) or go with a government sponsored social security plan.
|Pro small business. Supports giving small businesses tax incentives so that more jobs can be created.
|Encourage businesses to keep jobs here and not outsource them overseas. Supports unions and advocates for the rights of low income workers.
|Free market should dictate the job market.
|Supports free market competition and entrepreneurship, corporate deregulation and cutting entitlement spending.
|Increase taxes to cut deficit. Believes large deficit negatively affects government services and that low deficits stimulate the economy.
|100% Free Market.
|Believe in a proactive military and defense. Supports building weapons and technology that serve to protect our nation. Believe that peace is achieved through strong defense. Increase defense and research budget.
|Believe in a limited missile defense. Oppose nuclear buildup in the U.S. Believe that peace is achieved through worldwide relationship building.
|Believe in reducing nuclear arms in the U.S. Military should be used to protect people’s livery and property only.
|Supports tort reform and limiting victims compensation, especially for frivolous lawsuits.
|Oppose tort reform and oppose limiting liability of doctors and/or businesses.
|Generally does not support tort reform.
|Supports tax cuts, low interest rates and the repeal of the death tax penalty in effort to stimulate the economy.
|Generally supports raising taxes on the wealthy, lowering taxes for the middle class.
|Stridently opposes all government imposed taxes and employer withdrawal of employees money for tax purposes.
|Generally supports closed or tight borders and tracking system for foreign travelers.
|Support illegal alien’s ability and right to become citizens and giving them more protections under the law.
|Support open borders.
|Religion strongly associated with Republican party. Advocate free exercise of religion.
|Strict adherence between the separation between church and state. Promote secular issues and a more secular nation.
|Strong belief in separation of church and state and by contrast, Libertarians hold a strong belief in freedom of religion.
|Promote school choice/vouchers and homeschooling. Supports voluntary student supported prayer in school. Opposes gender and race quotes in colleges.
|Oppose vouchers. Increase NCLB federal funding. Enact new taxes to decrease class size and hire new teachers.
|End government financial support of public schools, believe that all public schools should be privatized with tax credit for tuition.
|Generally pro-life with emphasis on promoting alternatives to abortion.
|Generally pro-choice owning the mantra, “Safe, legal, rare.”
|Adamantly pro-choice but oppose any government financial aid to subsidize abortions.
|Oppose Kyoto treaty. Support tax incentives for energy production.
|Wish to find environmentally friendly energy sources and solutions. Oppose increased drilling, especially in the U.S.
|Supports deregulation and believes all government energy resources should be turned over to private ownership. Opposes government conservation of energy.
|Keep healthcare private. Would like to impose caps on malpractice suits. Supports reformed medicare to give seniors more choices.
|Supports more federally funded healthcare programs.
|Strongly supports a complete separation of healthcare and state. Supports the deregulation of the healthcare industry.
|Spread Democracy. Supports UN reform. Wants to stop WMD proliferation countries. Believe that nations who support terrorist are just as bad as the terrorist themselves.
|Strongly supports worldwide coalitions and multi-national programs. Supports aid for disadvantaged countries. Supports the UN.
|End all foreign aid because it’s the same as welfare for nations. Believes that aid perpetuates independence on your government.
|Campaign Finance Reform
|Generally support soft money contributions from individuals but supports limiting it from corporations. Also supports full disclosure.
|Favor more regulation with spending limits on individuals and corporations.
|No restrictions on contributions form any legal resident. Believe that politicians holding an office should not be able to run for another seat until term is over.
|Supports privatizing federal land. Believe in cap and trade market based air pollution reductions and that the market should regulate itself.
|Generally puts the interest of the environment over business. Wants to maintain federal land under government control.
|Believes that land and animals should be sold to private organizations or ranchers and taken out of the hands of the government because private citizens will care for it better.
|Limited gun control.
|Strict gun control.
|No control whatsoever.
|Oppose gay marriage. Supports constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.
|Generally supports gay marriage although Democrats remain largely divided on the issue, as some only support civil unions.
|Pro private choice and equality including marriage.
Source: Imperfect Parents