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US Election Card 1

US Election Latest 2016

Trump and Clinton are well ahead in the US Presidential Primaries.

Donald Trump

Controversial anti-establishment leading Republican candidate of the 2016 election, with a history in business.

  • Trump Policies

Trump Policies

He wants to:

  • Lower the tax rates
  • Cut the number of immigrants
  • Increase spending on national defence


    Trump on:

    TaxForeign Policy
    EducationImmigration


-> Other Policies

-> Compare Republicans

Trump: Tax Policy Overview

He supports tax relief for middle class and lower corporate tax in order to bring in additional corporations.

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https://www.donaldjtrump.com/positions/tax-reform

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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.
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  • 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
Immigration
Education
Healthcare
Foreign Policy

Compare Republicans: Tax

Compare Republicans




TrumpLower marginal rates, income bracket simplification and various tax cuts
CruzA flat tax rate to promote opportunities for jobs
KasichCut tax rates to stimulate the economy

Compare Republicans: Immigration



TrumpCut the number of immigrants in order to lower the crime rate
CruzTighter immigration rules for national security
KasichSupports a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants

Compare Republicans: Education



TrumpAbolish Department of Education and shift the power from federal government to local states.
CruzAbolish Department of Education in order to allow the locals and parents to decide where their children learn and how.
KasichEducation to be managed by each state and not by the federal government.

Compare Republicans: Healthcare



TrumpAgainst Obamacare and bring free market into health care
CruzGet rid of Obamacare and bring competition in the marketplace
KasichRepeal Obamacare and lower health care costs

Compare Republicans: Foreign Policy



TrumpSupports smarter negotiation with China for American workers and more spending on military force.
CruzSupports continued involvement with the Middle East in order to defeat ISIS.
KasichSeeks collaborative strategy against ISIS involving mutual defense action by NATO.

Clinton

A former Secretary of State leading Democrat candidate of the 2016 election, with a strong presence in politics.

  • Clinton Policies

Clinton Policies

She wants to:

  • Increase tax surcharge
  • Greater involvement with Syria and Afghanistan

  • Make two-year community college free


    Clinton on:



    TaxForeign Policy
    EducationImmigration


-> Other Policies

-> Compare Democrats

Clinton: Foreign Policy Overview

She supports training Syrian rebels against ISIS, and maintaining troops in Afghanistan if necessary.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Clinton: Immigration Policy Overview

She supports immigrants’ path to citizenship and keeping families together.

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  • 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
Immigration
Education
Healthcare
Foreign Policy

Compare Democrats: Tax



ClintonTighter regulation to close corporate tax loopholes and have the wealthy to pay their fair share
SandersA fair tax system for the wealthy to decrease inequality

Compare Democrats: Immigration



ClintonSupports imigrants’ path to citizenship and keeping families together
SandersSupports comprehensive and humane immigration reform policies that keep family together

Compare Democrats: Education



ClintonSupports affordable education through free community college and lower interest rates on loans
SandersSupports making public colleges and universities tuition-free

Compare Democrats: Healthcare



ClintonStrengthen Medicare by cutting healthcare costs and asking the wealthy to contribute more
SandersA federally administered single-payer health care program

Compare Democrats: Foreign Policy



ClintonSupports training Syrian rebels against ISIS, and maintaining troops in Afghanistan if necessary
SandersSupports combating international terrorism with allies, and against involvement with Iraq and Afghanistan

Well ahead

Trump is the current frontrunner in the Republican race, ahead of Cruz and Kasich, while Clinton is ahead of Sanders in the Democrat race.

Republican Race

Trump has surprised pundits by consistently beating Cruz and Kasich, despite being seen as a controversial outsider.

Democrat Race

Clinton is still the front-runner but she is increasingly seeing a challenge from her opponent Sanders who is not that far behind.

Ted Cruz

Republican candidate of the 2016 election and US Senator from Texas with legal background.

  • Cruz Policies

Cruz Policies

He wants to:

  • Deport undocumented migrants and stop illegal immigrants
  • Defeat ISIS
  • Flat tax rates for personal income tax and business tax



Cruz on:


TaxForeign Policy
EducationImmigration



-> Other Policies
-> Compare Republicans

Cruz: Immigration Policy Overview

Similar to Trump’s policy, he wants a tighter immigration rule since “border security is national security”.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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Bernie Sanders

Democrat candidate and the longest-serving independent member of the House of Representatives.

  • Sanders Policies

Sanders Policies

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 on:

    TaxForeign Policy
    EducationImmigration


-> Other Policies
-> Compare Democrats

Sanders: Tax Policy Overview

He wants a fair tax system for the wealthy in order to decrease wealth and income inequality.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

Iran deal

Sanders: Education Policy Overview

He wants to make public colleges and universities tuition-free so that people can get education regardless of income.

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  • 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

John Kasich

Republican candidate and a governor of Ohio with an experience of being a member of House of Representatives for nine terms.

  • Kasich Policies

Kasich Policies

He wants to:

  • Strengthen relationship with European allies
  • Cut individual and business taxes
  • Achieve energy independence


    Kasich on:

    TaxForeign Policy
    EducationImmigration


-> Other Policies
-> Compare Republicans

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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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 Presidential Election,

  • Timeline of US Election 2016

Caucuses

It is an unique process of primaries in certain states.

Caucus 2

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.

Caucus states

Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Nevada, North Dakota, and Wyoming.

Represent Each Party

  • Republican candidates
  • Democrat candidates

Presidential Election 2016

The 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

  1. Presidential Primary Elections and Caucuses (February-June)
  2. National Conventions (July)
  3. Presidential Election (November)

National Conventions

This is when chosen delegates from each state vote for their nominees of President and their running mates.

Running mate

It refers to a prospective Vice President, who is chosen by a Presidential nominee before National Conventions.

chosen

The selection of the running mate by a Presidential nominee is seen as an indication of how the prospective government will run.

Marco Rubio

US Senator from Florida, whose parents are Cuban immigrants. He stepped down from Republican race in March 2016.

  • Rubio Policies

Rubio Policies

He policies were to:

  • Cut the tax rate
  • Boost military spending
  • Have more intervention in Syria


    Rubio on:

    TaxForeign Policy
    EducationImmigration



    -> Other Policies

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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

Rubio: Other Policies