Armenian Genocide Essay

765 WordsOct 23, 20124 Pages
1. Romney on Health Care: Romney has made strong statements against the Health Care Reform bill passed by Congress and signed by President Obama in 2009, stating that "American has witnessed an unconscionable abuse of power." During the campaign for the Republican nomination, Romney has repeatedly expressed support for repealing the bill, stating in December 2011, "If I'm President, we're going to get rid of ObamaCare and return, under our Constitution--the 10th Amendment--the responsibility of health care to the people in the states." However, as governor of Massachusetts, Romney passed a bill that was largely similar to the national model ultimately included in the health care bill passed by Congress in 2009. Indeed, in 2009, Romney stated that "We need to advance a conservative plan--one based on free choice, personal responsibility, and private medicine; one that doesn't add massive new federal spending. I like what I proposed in Massachusetts when I was governor..." while speaking to the Conservative Political Action Conference. Romney has clarified this past support by suggesting that the Massachusetts model may not be appropriate for every state. 2. Romney on Taxes: Romney supports eliminating the estate tax (currently applied only to those inheriting more than $3.5 million) and eliminating all capital gains taxes for those who earn less than $200,000 a year. Romney has proposed a balance budget amendment requiring Congress to submit a balanced budget each fiscal year to help contain the current budget deficit. In early 2009, Romney came out against the stimulus bill passed by Congress and signed by President Obama, calling for increased tax cuts over increased spending. Romney also strong endorsed the plan put forward by Congressman Paul Ryan in early 2012 that proposes to solve the budget deficit by cutting nearly $5.3 trillion in federal spending while

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