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09.01.2008 22:25 - Какво мислят Американските кандидат - президенти за Данъците, Ирак, Имиграцията, Здравното и Социалното осигуряване.
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Taxes Even though the Iraq war promises to dominate the race for the White House, economic factors such as taxes will also be a factor when voters cast their ballots on Election Day.
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Joe Biden
Opposed 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts. Opposed extending tax cuts through 2010. Proposed legislation to roll back some tax cuts for those making over $1 million a year.
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Rudy Giuliani
Supports making Bush tax cuts permanent. Opposes the proposal supporters call the "Fair Tax," which would repeal income taxes and other taxes and abolish the Internal Revenue Service and replace them with a national retail sales tax. Says he most likely would not sign it into law as president. Says the "Fair Tax" would have a massive negative impact on charities and on state and local governments. Also says it would require a long transition time before it could be implemented.
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Hillary Clinton

Opposed 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts. Opposed extending tax cuts through 2010.
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Mike Huckabee
Supports proposal supporters call the "Fair Tax," which would repeal income taxes and other taxes and abolish the Internal Revenue Service and replace them with a national retail sales tax. Signed a pledge not to raise taxes.
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Chris Dodd
Opposed 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts. Opposed extending tax cuts through 2010, saying they primarily benefited the wealthiest Americans and increased the deficit. Supports tax incentives for businesses that invest in employee health care, pensions and innovations.
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Duncan Hunter
Supported 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts. Supported extending tax cuts through 2010. Co-sponsored a proposal supporters call the "Fair Tax," which would repeal income taxes and other taxes and abolish the Internal Revenue Service and replace them with a national retail sales tax. Signed a pledge not to raise taxes.
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John Edwards
Opposed 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts. Supports eliminating tax cuts for oil companies and the wealthiest Americans.
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John McCain
Voted against 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cut laws, but later voted in favor of extending tax cuts through 2010. Says he would sign into law a proposal supporters call the "Fair Tax," which would repeal income taxes and other taxes and abolish the Internal Revenue Service and replace them with a national retail sales tax.
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Mike Gravel
Calls for replacing the IRS and income taxes with a national sales tax and issuing funds to families living below the poverty line.
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Ron Paul
Supported 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts. Supported extending tax cuts through 2010. Says he would vote for the proposal supporters call the "Fair Tax," which would repeal income taxes and other taxes and abolish the Internal Revenue Service and replace them with a national retail sales tax. Signed a pledge not to raise taxes. Named House"s "top tax cutter" by conservative Human Events magazine.
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Dennis Kucinich
Opposed 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts. Opposed extending tax cuts through 2010. Supports restoring tax rates in place during Clinton administration.
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Mitt Romney
Supports making Bush tax cuts permanent. Did not support or oppose the Bush tax cuts as governor. Has not endorsed the proposal supporters call the "Fair Tax," which would repeal income taxes and other taxes and abolish the Internal Revenue Service and replace them with a national retail sales tax. Says the economic impact would have to be studied before instituting such a major change to the tax system. Would eliminate estate taxes and taxes on interest dividends and capital gains. Signed a pledge not to raise taxes.
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Barack Obama
Opposed extending 2003 Bush tax cut law through 2010. Supports eliminating marriage penalty and extending child tax credit. Supports scaling back capital gains and dividends tax cuts and re-examining tax benefits for the top one percent of earners.
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Tom Tancredo
Supported 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts. Supported extending tax cuts through 2010. Co-sponsored legislation supporters call the "Fair Tax," which would repeal income taxes and other taxes and abolish the Internal Revenue Service and replace them with a national retail sales tax. Signed a pledge not to raise taxes.
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Bill Richardson
As governor, supported and signed into law cuts in capital gains taxes and income taxes in his first term. Proposed a tax cut package that includes breaks for active-duty and retired military personnel, low-income families and small businesses. Opposed Bush tax cuts, saying that they were not offset by surpluses or additional revenue.
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Fred Thompson
Voted in favor of 2001 Bush tax cut law. Has not endorsed or opposed the proposal supporters call the "Fair Tax," which would repeal income taxes and other taxes and abolish the Internal Revenue Service and replace them with a national retail sales tax. Says he would consider replacing the current income tax system with a retail sales tax. Says he would dissolve the Internal Revenue Service "as we know it."

http://edition.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/issues/issues.taxes.html

Iraq No issue looms greater over the 2008 elections than the war in Iraq, and candidates are learning that their political fortunes may be tied to events taking place more than 6,000 miles away. With sectarian violence raging, both parties are grappling with the issue.
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Joe Biden
Voted for use of military force in Iraq. Voted for war spending bill that would have withdrawn most U.S. troops by March 2008. Opposed Bush plan to increase the number of American troops in Iraq. Proposes plan for Iraq that includes establishing three regions within the country, engaging Iraq"s neighbors, and drawing-down troops by the end of 2007.
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Rudy Giuliani
Opposes setting timetable for troop withdrawal. Supported Bush plan to send additional American troops to Iraq. Opposes congressional resolutions criticizing troop increase. Says failure in Iraq will lead to a broader regional conflict.
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Hillary Clinton
Voted for use of military force in Iraq, but now says she would have voted differently "if we knew then what we know now." Supports de-authorizing the war. Voted for war spending bill that would have withdrawn most U.S. troops by March 2008. Opposed Bush plan to increase the number of American troops in Iraq. Supports a phased redeployment and a cap on the number of American troops in Iraq.
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Mike Huckabee
Has offered qualified support for Bush Iraq policy, saying the president has access to military and diplomatic information that is not publicly available. Opposes congressional resolutions that express opposition to the president"s plan to increase the number of American troops in Iraq. Opposes proposals to cut funding to the war.
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Chris Dodd
Voted for use of military force in Iraq, but says his vote was based on inaccurate information provided to Congress. Voted for war spending bill that would have withdrawn most U.S. troops by March 2008. Says Americans would be safer if U.S. never invaded. Proposed plan for Iraq that includes phased redeployment of troops over a 12-18 month period and improved recruitment and training of Iraqi security forces.
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Duncan Hunter
Voted for the use of military force in Iraq. Voted against war spending bill that would have withdrawn most U.S. troops by March 2008. Supported Bush plan to increase the number of American troops, but would also require increased use of Iraqi forces. Has called for the administration to update Congress on war progress every 30 days. Says the U.S. is obligated to complete its mission in Iraq.
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John Edwards
Voted for use of military force in Iraq, but now says that was a "mistake." Supported war spending bill that would have withdrawn most U.S. troops by March 2008. Opposed Bush plan to send additional American troops to Iraq.
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John McCain
Voted for use of military force in Iraq. Supported Bush veto of war spending bill that would have withdrawn most U.S. troops by March 2008. Was an early proponent of sending additional American troops to Iraq.
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Mike Gravel
Opposed use of military force in Iraq, saying invasion was against U.S. interests. Opposed Bush plan to send additional American troops to Iraq. Supports immediate troop withdrawal. Says "aggressive" and "skilled" diplomacy needed to end sectarian violence. Says non-binding congressional resolutions are ineffective and that Congress should instead demand an end to the war.
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Ron Paul
Voted against use of military force in Iraq. Supports withdrawing troops from Iraq, but opposed war spending bill which included a plan to withdraw most U.S. troops by March 2008. Calls for repealing authority given to the president in 2002 Iraq war authorization vote. Opposed Bush plan to increase the number of American troops in Iraq. Says military victory in Iraq is "unattainable."
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Dennis Kucinich
Voted against use of military force in Iraq. Voted against war spending bill with Democratic troop withdrawal plan because timeline was nonbinding and because it continued to fund the war. Supports ending war funding. Opposed Bush plan to send additional troops to Iraq. Opposes additional war funding and has called for troop withdrawal. Proposes opening talks with Iran and Syria to assist in Iraq.
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Mitt Romney
Supported Bush veto of Iraq war spending bill that would have withdrawn most U.S. troops by March 2008 at the latest. Opposes troop withdrawal. Supported the President"s plan for additional troops in Iraq.
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Barack Obama
Opposed use of military force in Iraq. Voted for war spending bill that would have withdrawn most U.S. troops by March 2008. Supports phased redeployment of U.S. troops. Opposed Bush"s plan to send additional troops to Iraq. Had once called for troop withdrawal to begin by the end of 2006.
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Tom Tancredo
Voted for use of military force in Iraq. Voted against war spending bill that would have withdrawn most U.S. troops by March 2008. Expressed doubts whether Bush plan to send additional American troops to Iraq will help win the war against "radical Islam."
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Bill Richardson
Calls on Congress to de-authorize the Iraq war. Supports withdrawing all U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of 2007 and redeploying them to Afghanistan and other international terrorism hotspots. Opposed Bush veto of war spending bill that would have withdrawn most troops by March 2008. Opposed Bush plan to send additional American troops to Iraq. Voted against authorizing the first Gulf War in 1991.
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Fred Thompson
Voted for use of military force in Iraq. Supports Bush Iraq policy, but says U.S. entered war with too few troops and wrong strategy.

http://edition.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/issues/issues.iraq.html

Immigration The battle over illegal immigration promises to rage on until Election Day and beyond, and the candidates have a variety of stances on the issues.
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Joe Biden
Supported Bush-backed immigration reform legislation, which would have increased funding and improved border security technology, improved enforcement of existing laws, and provided a legal path to citizenship for some illegal emmigrants. Voted to authorize constitution of a 700-mile fence along the US-Mexican border.
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Rudy Giuliani
Supports providing a path to citizenship for some illegal immigrants, but not ahead of those in the system legally. Says that illegal immigrants must pay back-taxes, penalties, and learn English and American history before gaining citizenship. Supports a high-tech fence at the U.S.-Mexican border. Supports short-term use of the National Guard to help secure the U.S.-Mexican border and long-term increases in border patrol personnel. Supports creating a tamper-resistant ID system to verify legal status.
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Hillary Clinton
Supported Bush-backed immigration reform legislation, which would have increased funding and improved border security technology, improved enforcement of existing laws, and provided a legal path to citizenship for some illegal immigrants. Voted to authorize construction of a 700-mile fence along the U.S.-Mexican border.
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Mike Huckabee
Supports Bush-backed immigration plan that provides a path to citizenship for some illegal immigrants. Believes some Republican plans to deport illegal immigrants are "unworkable."
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Chris Dodd
Supported Bush-backed immigration reform legislation, which would have increased funding and improved border security technology, improved enforcement of existing laws, and provided a legal path to citizenship for some illegal immigrants. Voted to authorize construction of a 700-mile fence along the U.S.-Mexican border.
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Duncan Hunter
Supported strict House immigration overhaul legislation that did not provide a path to citizenship for some illegal immigrants. Voted to authorize construction of a 700-mile fence along the U.S.-Mexican border. Opposes amnesty programs. Says stricter enforcement of the nation"s borders is a national security issue.
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John Edwards
Supports legal status and citizenship for some illegal immigrants. Calls for working with Mexico to better control the border and stop illegal trafficking.
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John McCain
Co-sponsored Bush-backed immigration reform legislation, which would have increased funding and improved border security technology, improved enforcement of existing laws, and provided a legal path to citizenship for some illegal immigrants. Voted to authorize construction of a 700-mile fence along the U.S.-Mexican border.
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Mike Gravel
Supports creating a legal path to citizenship for some illegal immigrants. Supports guest worker programs. Says the construction of a border fence along the U.S.-Mexican border is a cosmetic solution. Says that NAFTA agreement has worsened the problem, and that better trade policies can help reduce illegal immigration.
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Ron Paul
Supported strict House immigration overhaul legislation that did not provide a path to citizenship for some illegal immigrants. Voted to authorize construction of a 700-mile fence along the U.S.-Mexican border.
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Dennis Kucinich
Supports legal status for some illegal immigrants with long-standing ties to the U.S. Opposed legislation authorizing a 700-mile fence along the U.S.-Mexican border.
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Mitt Romney
Opposes Bush-backed guest worker plan, saying it goes too far in expanding future immigration levels. Calls for a better system for employers to verify legal status of workers. Opposes allowing illegal immigrants to gain legal status apart from existing procedures available to all non-citizens. Opposes in-state tuition breaks for illegal immigrants. As governor, authorized use of state police for immigration enforcement.
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Barack Obama
Supported Bush-backed immigration reform legislation, which would have increased funding and improved border security technology, improved enforcement of existing laws, and provided a legal path to citizenship for some illegal immigrants. Voted to authorize construction of a 700-mile fence along the U.S.-Mexican border.
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Tom Tancredo
Supported strict House immigration overhaul legislation that did not provide a path to citizenship for some illegal immigrants. Voted to authorize construction of a 700-mile fence along the U.S.-Mexican border. Has supported a moratorium on legal immigration. Supports denying citizenship to American-born children of illegal immigrants.
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Bill Richardson
Supports comprehensive immigration reform that includes improved technology, more border patrol agents and a plan to provide legal status for some illegal immigrants. Opposes building the 700-mile fence along the U.S.-Mexican border authorized by Congress. Opposes giving state troopers the authority to detain illegal immigrants.
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Fred Thompson
Supports stricter enforcement of existing laws to prevent future influx of illegal immigrants. Opposes blanket amnesty programs, but willing to consider allowing some illegal immigrants to earn citizenship without being unfair to those here legally. Supports expanding visa program for skilled workers.

http://edition.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/issues/issues.immigration.html

http://politicalmarket.cnn.com/

http://edition.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/

http://edition.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/money/dems.html

http://edition.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/money/gop.html


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