A Comparison of the Republican Presidential Candidate’s Economic Plans

Bookmark and Share    As Republicans try to figure out who will be the best candidate to run against President Obama, the economy remains the number one issue affecting voter opinion in the general election for president.  And with projections of unemployment reamining high, long into 2012, combined with a way too slow rate of economic growth, rising prices and debt, low consumer confidence, and a host of other negative economic indicators that offer little hope for a turnaround, it looks like the economy will remain the top issues in 2012. 

As such, White House 2012 has prepared a chart that compares each of the Republican presidential candidate’s econmic plans to one another. 

In the chart you will see exactly where each candidate stands on such things as the personal and corporate rates, repatriation of corporate profits made overseas, Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank, capital gains and death taxes, spending, and more. 

Hopefully this comparison will serve as a quick and handy summation of the similarities and differences between the candidates.  But no matter how helpful it may be, there is no substitution for knowing exactly what each candidate is proposing.  They say the devil is in the details and that is the truth.  While summaries are nice, knowing precisely what is involved is far better.  That is why in addition to our summary comparison chart, White House 2012 is also providing you with the links to each candidate’s actual economic plan.  Some are more detailed than others and in that area, the most comprehensive plan of all out there is the plan outlined in Mitt Romney’s “Believe in America” proposal. 

While the details that Romney offer are commendable, there is also a commendable trend toward to simplicity that is being offered in the 2012 cycle. Each of the candidates are proposes a flatter” tax code with less brackets, and several are proposing an all out flat tax. Such simplification is welcome but they also involve more than just one single tax for all. So I advise you to take a good look at each candidate’s individual plan. Decide for yourself who has the best command of this most important issue and who has the best plan to deal with it.  Below the chart, you will find links to the most detailed information on their economic plans made available by their campaigns.

Click on the name of each candidate to review the details of their economic plans

Michele Bachmann

Herman Cain

Newt Gingrich

Jon Huntsman

Ron Paul

Rick Perry

Mitt Romney

Rick Santorum

Bookmark and Share

Trunkline 2012: Saturday Political News in Review and the Cinema Politico Movie of the Week 11/19/11

Bookmark and Share   Saturday’s Trunkline 2012 brings you the busting of myths about Newt, Rush Limbaugh on Newt, Romney making moves Iowa, a look for someone who defeat Obama from outside the current field of candidates, Sunday’s political show lineup and a special Cinema Politico feature film of the week.

Fox News Sunday: Rep. Jeb Hensarling, (R-TX) Texas; Rep. Xavier Becerra, (D-CA); Mark Zandi, Moody’s Analytics; Brit Hume, Fox News; A.B. Stoddard, The Hill; Bill Kristol, The Weekly Standard and Fox News; Juan Williams, Fox News; Sandy Lerner, Ayrshire Farm, ABC’s This Week: Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago; Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL); Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE); Matthew Dowd, ABC News; Paul Krugman, The New York Times; Peggy Noonan, The Wall Street Journal; George Will, CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley: Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA); Condoleezza Rice, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and former Secretary of State, CBS’ Face the Nation: Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA); Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV); Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), NBC’s Meet the Press: Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ); Sen. John Kerry (D-MA); Dee Dee Myers, Democratic strategist; Mike Murphy, Republican strategist; Eugene Robinson, Washington Post; Ed Gillespie, former chair of the Republican National Committee, Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: Major Garrett, National Journal; Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News; Deborah Solomon, The Wall Street Journal; Joan Biskupic, USA Today,  NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: Dan Rather, HDNet; Helene Cooper, The New York Times; John Heilemann, New York Magazine; Lizzie O’Leary, Bloomberg

  • White House 2012’s Cinema Politico:  This week’s feature presentation comes from C-Span and it takes us back to very different America, the pre 9/11 America.

Tonight’s Cinema Political feature film is only for the most discerning of political junkies.  It is a look back at how the Republican presidential candidates and how they fought for the Republican nomination back in 2000, when there was no incumbent and the field was wide open.  Political observers will not be able to avoid how much of the debate back then is similar to the debate today.  That despite what we now realize was a much more innocent and different America than we live in today.  One of the most striking remarks comes from Utah Senator Orin Hatch who during the debate made a very Nostradamus-like prediction and actually warned us about Osama bin Laden.Bookmark and Share

%d bloggers like this: