Sunday, February 21, 2016

Part 3: What do Presidential Candidates Stand for? Clinton, Sanders

 PART 3:    Since so many people vote without really knowing the main things that political candidates stand for, we thought we'd help educate.   We copied and pasted these right from CBS News (who researched them from the candidate websites). Today, we'll show you the positions from the Democratic Candidates:


Hillary Clinton
Job: Former secretary of state, former U.S. senator (New York)
Best known for: Secretary of state for Obama, married to Bill Clinton. Running for president. Her private email server. Facing criticism over 2012 Benghazi attacks.
Key positions: Middle-class champion.
·         Expand Obamacare and repeal the Cadillac tax.
·         Immigration reform with path to citizenship.
·         Debt-free college.
·         Reduce gun violence by increasing background checks, closing loopholes and holding dealers and manufacturers accountable.
·         Close the pay gap.
·         Increase the minimum wage.
·         Support the Iran deal.
·         No U.S. combat troops in Iraq.

Bernie Sanders
Job: U.S. senator (Vermont), former congressman
Best known for: Outspoken democratic Socialism. Fighting to end income inequality.
Key positions:
·         Single-payer national health care.
·         Break up any banks that are "too big to fail," and reinstitute Glass-Steagall.
·         Campaign finance reform: Overturn Citizens United, Buckley v. Valeo and require big money donors to disclose donations.
·         Raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour.
·         Raise taxes on the wealthy.
·         Expand Social Security, lift income caps.
·         Free college tuition for all.
·         Ban assault weapons, expand background checks.
·         Voted for gun manufacturer legal protections but now wants a repeal.
·         Combat climate change.


Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next