Choosing a President based on important issues Student Internet activity
o Rise? Top percent?
• how to manage the federal government's $14 trillion debt (deficit spending)
o What will be cut (army, etc…?)
o Overall prioritize where money goes
• Social Security
o Public or private funding?
• Free trade? Or fair trade?
o FreeInternational trade left to its natural course without tariffs, quotas, or other restrictions.
o Fair the idea is that western businesses are making (way) too much money off the back of the developing world, so companies are using fair trade as a way to help those countries, while gaining good pr for doing good deeds (nothing is done for free).
• Most Republican candidates are pushing to "repeal and replace" much of the health care reform law signed by President Obama in 2010.
o What is the current situation, what does your candidate want to do/change
• Abortion”: Abortion was a contentious issue -- particularly among social conservatives -- during the legislative fight over the Democratic health care reform law in 2009, with last-minute demands to include language in the bill further restricting federal funding for abortions.
• What to do with Iraq and Afghanistan
• reacting to the growing influence of China
• encouraging democratic uprisings in the Arab world
• Border security, the millions of undocumented immigrants, cross-border violence from Mexico, the DREAM Act and how states are changing their laws to react to immigration
Same Sex Marriages
• Once a reliable "wedge" issue for Republicans, public opinion about same-sex marriage is increasingly moving toward more tolerance -- making it more difficult to predict how the issue will play out in 2012
• Separation of church and state
• Parents’ choice/ school vouchers
• Reduce use of coal/ oil/ nuclear energy
• Oil drilling
• Gas concern
• Global warming
• Increase spending?
• Reduce spending on missile defense