Where Obama, Romney stand on key issues

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  • Updated: October 6, 2012 - 9:44 PM

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chickfilaOct. 6, 12 9:52 PM

Obama likes high gasoline prices and his anti-energy policies reflect that. Romney has a plan to make America energy independent, and this will create thousands of high paying American jobs and reduce energy costs which will be a much needed boost for our very sluggish economy.

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drichmnOct. 7, 1210:59 AM

"Romney has a plan to make America energy independent, " .... what's his plan? More drilling on federal land? "oil production on federal and Indian lands from 2009 through 2011 totaled 2.027 million barrels. That's an average of 675,000 barrels per year during Obama's term, compared to an average annual production of 609,000 barrels annually during Bush's last term." Oil drilling is up 60% in the last year alone. So President Obama is already doing that and yet gas prices are still high. And that's why President Obama is also investing in alternative energy sources. As a strib story a couple of weeks ago pointed out: "Terry Engelder, a Penn State University geologist known for his enthusiastic support for gas drilling, said the story of how shale gas went from longshot to head of the pack — and how long that took — shows that serious support for renewable energy research makes sense, too. "These renewables have a huge upside," Engelder said. "In my view, the subsidies are really very appropriate." Steward is proud of the shale boom, too, but warned that it won't last forever. "Don't be fooled by this. We've got to have a replacement" for shale gas, he said." Why argue with the experts?

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drichmnOct. 7, 1211:09 AM

One has to wonder where Romney will stand tomorrow? He certainly proved he's willing to walk away from everything he's been promoting thus far. He was going to cut taxes for everybody and now he's not. He was going to get rid of Obamacare and now he's going to keep parts of it. He was going to get rid of Dodd-Frank and now he he's going to keep parts of it. He stood behind his comments about the 47% and now he said he was "completely wrong". He was against federal regulations and now he says they are important to the free market. He was against hiring more teachers and now he's for it. The man has no core convictions about anything. He's proven he'll say anything in order to win an election. But will he govern as the moderate who embraces compromise that he presented at the debate or will be be the severe conservative he's been campaigning as? Anybody who thinks he'll govern as the moderate has only to look at the Republican's in Congress for their answer.

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kingtutskyOct. 7, 12 4:46 PM

This article is junk. It is a Trojan horse of talking points for the Obama campaign.

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RanickOct. 8, 1212:23 PM

Romney is just not specific enough in his stance on issues to vote for. Taxes for instance. He says he will reduce them by 20%, but then close loopholes, but he won't say which ones. My guess is, say goodbye to your mortgage interest deduction and child credits. I'm fairly certain the middle class will come out on the bad end of any loophole closures. Military spending, increased? Good grief! We already spend more on our military than the next largest 25 militaries of the world, combined! Of those 25, only Iran and North Korea could be considered hostile. So how much is enough? It is insane. I also love how Obamacare is virtually a carbon copy of Romneycare in Massachusetts but now he hates it. I also can't stand how he was so earnest in the debate about caring for those who are having a tough time, when back in May he was so earnest in saying how he didn't care for them. He is such a huge flip flopper on the issues. It's astounding really.

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