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US Election Latest 2016
well ahead in the
US Presidential Primaries.
Controversial anti-establishment leading Republican candidate of the 2016 election, with a history in business.
He wants to:
- Lower the tax rates
- Cut the number of immigrants
- Increase spending on national defence
Trump: Tax Policy Overview
He supports tax relief for middle class and lower corporate tax in order to bring in additional corporations.
Trump: Immigration Policy Overview
He supports cutting the number of immigrants by building a wall between the US and Mexico, temporally banning Muslim immigrants, and sending immigrants with crime record out of the US.
- End birthright citizenship
- Increase standards for the refugees and asylum seekers admission
- Requirement to hire Americans over immigrants
- Nationwide e-verify to confirm employment eligibility
Trump: Foreign Policy Overview
He supports a smarter negotiation with China for American workers and more spending on military force.
- Bring peace to Israel
- Reduce spending in NATO
- Reduce American military investment in Asia
- Attack ISIS
Trump: Education Policy Overview
He wants to cut the Department of Education in order to give each sate more power and to cut spending to curb the national debt.
- Government should not make money on student loans and it needs revision
- End the Common Core, a federal program to set education standard across states
Trump: Other Policies
- Support Second Amendment, the right to bear arms for self-defence
- Better care for veterans
- Against abortion
- Against Obamacare and bring in free market to health care
- Bring jobs back from Mexico, Japan, China and many other countries
- Cutting CO2 emission would imperil jobs
- Support nuclear energy
Compare Republicans: Tax
|Trump||Lower marginal rates, income bracket simplification and various tax cuts|
|Cruz||A flat tax rate to promote opportunities for jobs|
|Kasich||Cut tax rates to stimulate the economy|
Compare Republicans: Immigration
|Trump||Cut the number of immigrants in order to lower the crime rate|
|Cruz||Tighter immigration rules for national security|
|Kasich||Supports a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants|
Compare Republicans: Education
|Trump||Abolish Department of Education and shift the power from federal government to local states.|
|Cruz||Abolish Department of Education in order to allow the locals and parents to decide where their children learn and how.|
|Kasich||Education to be managed by each state and not by the federal government.|
Compare Republicans: Healthcare
|Trump||Against Obamacare and bring free market into health care|
|Cruz||Get rid of Obamacare and bring competition in the marketplace|
|Kasich||Repeal Obamacare and lower health care costs|
Compare Republicans: Foreign Policy
|Trump||Supports smarter negotiation with China for American workers and more spending on military force.|
|Cruz||Supports continued involvement with the Middle East in order to defeat ISIS.|
|Kasich||Seeks collaborative strategy against ISIS involving mutual defense action by NATO.|
A former Secretary of State leading Democrat candidate of the 2016 election, with a strong presence in politics.
She wants to:
- Increase tax surcharge
Greater involvement with Syria and Afghanistan
Make two-year community college free
Clinton: Foreign Policy Overview
She supports training Syrian rebels against ISIS, and maintaining troops in Afghanistan if necessary.
- Enforce nuclear agreement with Iran
- Hold China accountable for issues on cyberspace, human rights, trade, territorial disputes, and climate change
- Help European allies to decrease dependence on Russian oil and keep Russia’s aggression away from Europe
- Support Israel’s defence system
Clinton: Education Policy Overview
She supports affordable education through free community college and lower interest rates on loans and lower private university fee.
- Americans with student loan debt will be able to refinance at current rates.
Clinton: Tax Policy Overview
She wants the wealthy to pay their fair share, closing corporate tax loopholes, and give tax relief to families struggling with costs.
Clinton: Immigration Policy Overview
She supports immigrants’ path to citizenship and keeping families together.
- End family detention and close private immigrant detention centres.
- Provide deportation relief for DREAMers and parents of Americans and lawful residents.
- Deporting immigrants who pose a violent threat to public safety.
- Work to ensure refugees who seek asylum in the U.S. have a fair chance.
- Promote naturalisation and help the process.
Clinton on other policies
- Increase the proportion of renewable energy with significant investments
- Raise the federal minimum income wage to $12 and create new jobs
- Support legal abortion and Planned Parenthood
- Support gender equality and human rights including LGBT rights
- Strengthen Medicare by cutting healthcare costs and asking the wealthy to contribute more
- Tighten gun control with comprehensive background check.
Compare Democrats: Tax
|Clinton||Tighter regulation to close corporate tax loopholes and have the wealthy to pay their fair share|
|Sanders||A fair tax system for the wealthy to decrease inequality|
Compare Democrats: Immigration
|Clinton||Supports imigrants’ path to citizenship and keeping families together|
|Sanders||Supports comprehensive and humane immigration reform policies that keep family together|
Compare Democrats: Education
|Clinton||Supports affordable education through free community college and lower interest rates on loans|
|Sanders||Supports making public colleges and universities tuition-free|
Compare Democrats: Healthcare
|Clinton||Strengthen Medicare by cutting healthcare costs and asking the wealthy to contribute more|
|Sanders||A federally administered single-payer health care program|
Compare Democrats: Foreign Policy
|Clinton||Supports training Syrian rebels against ISIS, and maintaining troops in Afghanistan if necessary|
|Sanders||Supports combating international terrorism with allies, and against involvement with Iraq and Afghanistan|
Trump is the current frontrunner in the
Republican race, ahead of
Clinton is ahead of
Sanders in the
Trump has surprised pundits by consistently beating
Kasich, despite being seen as a controversial outsider.
Clinton is still the front-runner but she is increasingly seeing a challenge from her opponent
Sanders who is not that far behind.
Republican candidate of the 2016 election and US Senator from Texas with legal background.
He wants to:
- Deport undocumented migrants and stop illegal immigrants
- Defeat ISIS
- Flat tax rates for personal income tax and business tax
Cruz: Immigration Policy Overview
Similar to Trump’s policy, he wants a tighter immigration rule since “border security is national security”.
- Increase deportations and strengthen E-verify
- Reform legal immigration to protect American workers
Cruz: Foreign Policy Overview
He believes in the necessity of exerting global leadership and supports continued involvement with the Middle East.
- Repeal Iran deal to prioritise US national interest
Cruz: Tax Policy Overview
He would introduce the single low rate of 10 percent for personal income tax and 16 percent business tax.
- The first $36,000 will be tax-free for a family of four
Cruz: Education Policy Overview
He wants to abolish the Department of Education and return education to parents, teachers, local communities, and states.
- Block-grant education funding to the states.
Cruz: Other Policies
- Push a total ban on abortions without an exception
- Better care of veterans
- Get rid of Obamacare and expand competition in the marketplace
- Lift the regulation to explore resources of the land - from oil to natural gas to ethanol
Democrat candidate and the longest-serving independent member of the House of Representatives.
He wants to:
- Make colleges and universities free for all citizens
- Increase tax of the wealthy
- Establish single-payer health care system
- Focus on diplomacy instead of unilateral military action
Sanders: Tax Policy Overview
He wants a fair tax system for the wealthy in order to decrease wealth and income inequality.
- Stop corporations from shifting their profits and jobs overseas to avoid paying U.S
- End the rule allowing American corporations to defer paying federal income taxes on profits of offshore subsidiaries
- Create a progressive estate tax on the top 0.3 percent of Americans who inherit more than $3.5 million
- Eliminate tax loopholes for big oil, gas, and coal companies
- 45 percent on the value of an estate between $3.5 million and $10 million;
50 percent for the value of an estate between $10 million and $50 million;
55 percent for the value of an estate in excess of $50 million
- 37% on income between $250,000 and $500,000;
43% on income between $500,000 and $2 million;
48% on income between $2 million and $10 million;
52% on income of $10 million and above.
- Protect farm land and conservation easements
Sanders: Foreign Policy Overview
He supports Iran deal in order to prevent a nuclear arms race in the region.
- Combat international terrorism with allies.
- Supports a two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict - the solution that recognises Israel’s right and the Palestinians right
- Against involvement with Iraq and Afghanistan
Sanders: Education Policy Overview
He wants to make public colleges and universities tuition-free so that people can get education regardless of income.
- Lower student loan interest rates from 4.29% to 2.37%.
- Americans would be able to refinance their student loans at today’s low interest rates.
- Low-income students would be able to use federal, state and college financial aid to cover room and board, books and living expenses.
Sanders: Immigration Policy Overview
He supports comprehensive and humane immigration reform policies that keep family together.
- Dismantle deportation programs and detention centres
- Support citizenship for the eleven million undocumented immigrants
- Ensure the border remains secure while respecting local communities
- Ensure the return of unjustly deported immigrants
Sanders: Other Policies
Republican candidate and a governor of Ohio with an experience of being a member of House of Representatives for nine terms.
He wants to:
- Strengthen relationship with European allies
- Cut individual and business taxes
- Achieve energy independence
Kasich: Tax Policy Overview
He wants to cut taxes to stimulate the economy and for small business to grow.
Kasich: Foreign Policy Oveview
He wants to defeat ISIS through collaborative strategy involving mutual defense action by NATO.
- Ensure a free Ukraine by training and arming Ukrainian forces
- Stand up to Russia with European allies
- Counter China through increasing the military presence in region
- $102 billion in increased defense spending over the next eight years
Kasich: Education Policy Oveview
He wants education to be managed by each state and not by the federal government.
- Abolish federal learning standards
- Increase student privacy protections
- Supports making college affordable
Kasich: Immigration Policy Overview
He supports a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants
- Called for the completion of a fence along the U.S.-Mexico border
- Create a guest worker program that would allow foreign laborers into the country to meet the needs of businesses
Kasich: Other Policies
US Presidential Primaries
Primary elections and
caucuses are there to decide who can
represent each party for the
Timeline of US Election 2016
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unique process of primaries in
unique process of primaries
Instead of casting ballots, voters attend meetings and show their support with open show of hands or breaking up into groups.
Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Nevada, North Dakota, and Wyoming.
Represent Each Party
Presidential Election 2016
Presidential Election this year determines who becomes the next President after Obama’s two-term long presidency.
Timeline of US Election 2016
Timeline: US Election 2016
Presidential Primary Elections and Caucuses(February-June)
This is when chosen delegates from each state vote for their nominees of President and their
It refers to a prospective Vice President, who is
chosen by a Presidential nominee before
The selection of the running mate by a Presidential nominee is seen as an indication of how the prospective government will run.
US Senator from Florida, whose parents are Cuban immigrants. He stepped down from Republican race in March 2016.
He policies were to:
- Cut the tax rate
- Boost military spending
- Have more intervention in Syria
Rubio: Tax Policy Overview
He wants to cut taxes and simplify the tax codes.
Rubio: Foreign Policy Overview
He wants to confront ISIS through establishing a coordinated political-military strategy in tandem with Sunni Arab and local partners in the region.
- Ensure US remains a Pacific power
- Stand on the side of freedom and human rights, both inside China and on its periphery
- Back Democracy and Human Rights in Cuba
- Complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
- Tighter sanction on Iran
- Strengthen the US-Israel Alliance and Israel’s Self-Defense
Rubio: Education Policy Overview
He wants to make existing higher education information available to help students and families make well-informed decisions.
- Allow students to apply for innovative “Student Investment Plans” from approved investors
- Establish legal, accountable framework for students to repay loans based on what they earn after college
- Increase access to career and vocational education
- Increase hiring of non-degree holding workers
Rubio: Immigration Policy Overview
He wants to secure the border, enforce immigration laws in the workplace, and implement effective visa tracking systems.
- Deport illegal immigrants with crime records
- Hire 20,000 new Border Patrol agents
- Implement an entry-exit visa tracking system
- Implement a mandatory eVerify system
- Install $4 billion in new cameras and sensors on the border