Women

  1. Romney refuses to say whether he would have signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law. Paul Ryan voted against it.

  2. The 2012 Republican platform—written at the Romney campaign’s direction—includes a “human life amendment” to ban abortion without exceptions for rape or incest.

  3. Mitt Romney says he would “get rid of” federal funding for Planned Parenthood. Paul Ryan voted to cut funding.

  4. Mitt Romney said he would sign a bill outlawing all abortions.

  5. Paul Ryan co-sponsored a bill that would narrow the definition of rape to “forcible rape.”

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Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan aren't advocates of equal pay and would take away a woman's right to choose.

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Women

The Middle Class

  1. Mitt Romney would provide the average millionaire with a $250,000 tax cut they don’t need and didn’t ask for.

  2. To pay for their massive, budget-busting tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan would have to raise taxes on the average middle-class family with children by $2,000.

  3. Mitt Romney would let tax benefits for the middle class expire, which could raise taxes further on millions of families.

  4. Mitt Romney’s tax proposal would create 800,000 jobs—overseas.

  5. Independent experts predict that Mitt Romney’s economic plans could hurt our recovery.

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Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan would give a huge tax cut to the wealthiest Americans and leave the middle class to foot the bill.

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The Middle Class

Medicare

  1. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan would end Medicare as we know it by turning it into a voucher system.

  2. The Romney-Ryan plan to turn Medicare into a voucher program could raise seniors’ health costs by $6,400 per year.

  3. Mitt Romney admitted his vouchers wouldn’t grow as quickly as health care costs.

  4. Romney-Ryan’s plan to repeal Medicare savings will immediately cost seniors hundreds of dollars a year in out-of-pocket costs.

  5. Romney and Ryan vow to repeal Obamacare, which extended the solvency of the Medicare trust fund by eight years.

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Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan would turn Medicare into a voucher system that would shift more costs onto seniors.

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Medicare

Education

  1. Mitt Romney has no policy plan to help students pay for college.

  2. The Romney-Ryan plan would slash Pell Grants for millions of college students.

  3. Mitt Romney criticized aid for college students, saying, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.”

  4. Mitt Romney’s advice to college students struggling to afford tuition: “shop around” for a good deal, or “borrow money” from their parents.

  5. Mitt Romney has consistently opposed increased funding for K–12 education. His plan would cut nearly $5 billion from schools.

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Mitt Romney's plan would cut nearly $5 billion from school budgets, and he has no policy plan to help students pay for college.

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Education

Veterans

  1. Mitt Romney suggested privatizing the VA and turning veterans’ health care into a voucher.

  2. Mitt Romney failed to mention our veterans in his 2012 Republican National Convention speech.

  3. The Romney-Ryan budget could cut the VA by 19 percent, or $11 billion.

  4. The Romney-Ryan budget would cut programs for homeless veterans.

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The Romney-Ryan budget could cut VA funding by 19 percent, or $11 billion.

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Veterans

Small Business

  1. The Romney-Ryan budget could cut Small Business Administration funding by 19 percent—a cut of $170 million.

  2. Start-up creation declined over the course of Mitt Romney’s tenure as Massachusetts governor.

  3. When Mitt Romney left office as governor of Massachusetts, more business establishments were going out of business than were being created.

  4. Under Mitt Romney, the average rate of Massachusetts start-up creation was lower than the national average.

  5. Mitt Romney would repeal Obamacare—taking away the tax credits that help small businesses provide their employees with health insurance.

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As president, Mitt Romney would cut small-business funding by 19 percent.

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Small Business

Immigration

  1. Mitt Romney says he’d veto the DREAM Act, calling it a “handout” for undocumented students. Paul Ryan voted against it.

  2. Romney endorsed the controversial Arizona immigration law that allows random document checks and detainment, calling it “a model.”

  3. Romney proposed the inhumane immigration policy of “self-deportation.”

  4. The Republican platform, written at the direction of the Romney campaign, includes extreme immigration policies and calls for more Arizona-style immigration laws.

  5. One of Romney’s advisers is Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, author of some of the most extreme immigration legislation in the country.

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Mitt Romney says he'd veto the DREAM Act, calling it a "handout" for undocumented students. Paul Ryan voted against it.

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Immigration

Foreign Policy

  1. Mitt Romney talks tough on China, but invested in firms that specialized in shipping them American jobs.

  2. “Our No. 1 geopolitical foe,” according to Mitt Romney, is Russia.

  3. Mitt Romney’s goals for Afghanistan would leave troops there indefinitely.

  4. When President Obama brought our troops home from Iraq, Mitt Romney said it was “tragic.”

  5. Mitt Romney didn’t think it was worth “moving heaven and earth” to find Osama bin Laden.

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Mitt Romney hasn't outlined a plan for America's relations with a single region of the world.

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Foreign Policy

Equal Rights

  1. Mitt Romney said he would have kept “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in place, and Paul Ryan voted against repealing it.

  2. As president, Mitt Romney would support writing discrimination into the Constitution with a federal ban on same-sex marriage. Paul Ryan voted for it.

  3. Mitt Romney would enforce the Defense of Marriage Act.

  4. Mitt Romney has said: “If a civil union is identical to marriage other than in name, I don’t support that.”

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Both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan support writing discrimination into the Constitution with a federal ban on same-sex marriage.

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Equal Rights