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WHERE THEY STAND

A checklist of Clinton, Trump on the issues

By CALVIN WOODWARD The Associated Press

WASHINGTON

By now, Hillary Clinton
and Donald Trump have
taken a stab at all sorts of
issues and an actual stand
on many.
Election Day won’t settle
what gets done over the
next four years — only who
gets to try. Nearly all their
ideas require Congress to
go along, a tall order.
Even so, they’ve presented voters with distinct
choices and sketched out
the opening act for an administration that will be
engaging lawmakers across
the policy landscape.
A checklist of where the
Democratic and Republican candidates stand on a
selection of issues:

ABORTION: Nominate
Supreme Court justices
who support abortion
rights?
CLINTON: Yes
TRUMP: No

CHILD CARE
CLINTON: 12 weeks of
government-paid family
and medical leave. Double
the child tax credit for families with children 4 and
younger, to $2,000 per child.
TRUMP: 6 weeks of leave
for new mothers, with the
government paying wages
equivalent to unemployment benefits. New income
tax deduction for child care
expenses, other tax benefits and a new rebate or
tax credit for low-income
families.

CLIMATE CHANGE
CLINTON: $60 billion to
switch to cleaner energy.
Maintain Obama administration commitment to cut
emissions of heat-trapping
gasses by up to 30 percent
by 2025.
TRUMP: Calls attempts
to remedy global warming
“a very, very expensive form
of tax.” Previously called
global warming a hoax.

DEBT
CLINTON: Tax increases
on wealthy would help pay
for programs, but the extra
revenue would not go to
bringing down the debt.
TRUMP: Promises massive tax cuts, without proposing curbs in expensive
benefit programs; analysts

forecast debt would rise
more than under Clinton.

EDUCATION
CLINTON: Universal
pre-kindergarten within 10
years, to be achieved by giving money to states.
TRUMP: $20 billion in
first year to help states expand school choice.

EDUCATIONCOLLEGE CLINTON: Governmentpaid tuition at in-state, publ i c colleges for students
from families making less
than $ 85,000. Income
threshold to rise to $125,000
by 2021.
TRUMP: Cap student
loan payments at 12.5 percent of a borrower’s income, with loan forgiveness
if they make payments for
15 years.

ENERGY
CLINTON: Generate
enough renewable energy
to power every home in U.S.
within 10 years. Measured
support for hydraulic fracturing. TRUMP: “ Unleash
American energy” by
stripping regulations to
allow unfettered production of oil, coal, natural
gas and other sources. Rescind Clean Power Plan,
an Obama administration
strategy to fight climate
change.

FOREIGN POLICY
CLINTON: Sees international partnerships as essential for using U.S. influence and lessening chances
of war.
TRUMP: “America First”
policy means alliances and
coalitions would not pass
muster unless they produced a net benefit to the
U.S.

GUNS
CLINTON: Renew ban
on assault-type weapons,
ensure background checks
are completed before a gun
sale goes forward, mandate
such checks for gun-show
sales and repeal law that
shields gun manufacturers
from liability.
TRUMP: Nominate Supreme Court justices who
favor Second Amendment
gun rights; says public
safety is enhanced by gun

ownership.

HEALTH CARE
CLINTON: Build on
Obama health care law, with
federal spending to help
with rising out-of-pocket
costs. Repeal a tax on generous coverage that was
instituted to help pay for the
law’s benefits.
TRUMP: Seek to repeal
the law and replace it. Studies say his plan would make
up to 20 million uninsured.

IMMIGRATION
CLINTON: Provide a
path to citizenship, not just
legal status, for many people
in the country illegally. Expand programs that protect
some groups of immigrants
from deportation, including those who arrived as
children and parents of U.S.
citizens and legal permanent residents.
TRUMP: Deport people
in the country illegally who
have committed serious
crimes, build a wall along
Mexico border at Mexico’s
expense. No longer proposing to deport all who are
illegally in the U.S., but has
not proposed steps to give
them legal status.

INFRASTRUCTURE
CLINTON: Spend $250
billion over next five years
on public infrastructure and
direct an additional $25 billion to a new infrastructure
bank to help finance local
projects.
TRUMP: Has said he
would double Clinton’s infrastructure spending, financing with bonds.

IRAN:
Support the deal freezing
Iran’s nuclear development
program in exchange for relief
of international sanctions?
CLINTON: Yes
TRUMP: No

ISLAMIC STATE MILITANTS CLINTON: Mostly would
stay the course from the
Obama administration.
TRUMP: Vows relentless
bombing; has expressed
support for outlawed interrogation techniques.

JOBS
CLINTON: Spend more
on roads, tunnels, and
other infrastructure. Make
government-paid tuition
available to most students,
enabling more Americans
to qualify for higher-paying

jobs.
TRUMP: Cut taxes and
regulation to spur hiring.
Vows manufacturing revival
through restrictive practices
on imports and improved
business climate.

MINIMUM WAGE
CLINTON: At least $12
an hour, from the current
$7.50.
TRUMP: $10.

REFUGEES
CLINTON: Expand Syrian refugee program to let
in as many as 65,000 over
an unspecified time. About
10,000 came in first year of
program.
TRUMP: Halt the Syrian
refugee program; “extreme”
vetting of arrivals from places known for extremism.

SOCIAL SECURITY
CLINTON: Expand benefits for widows and family
caregivers, require wealthy
people to pay Social Security taxes on more of their
income
TRUMP: No cuts to Social Security.

TAXES
CLINTON: Tax increases
for the wealthy, such as
minimum 30 percent tax on
incomes over $1 million and
higher taxes on big inheritances. Little if any change
for other taxpayers.
TRUMP: Collapse the
seven income tax brackets,
which peak at 39.6 percent,
into three, with a top rate of
33 percent. Slice corporate
income tax and eliminate
estate tax. Analysts say the
wealthy would benefit disproportionately. Tax Policy
Center says middle fifth
of taxpayers could save an
average of $1,010.

TRADE
CLINTON: Opposes
Trans-Pacific trade deal, after championing the agreement as secretary of state.
Mixed record of support and
opposition to free trade.
TRUMP: Impose hefty
tariffs on countries judged
to be trading unfairly, a step
that would suppress their
exports and increase costs
of goods imported into U.S.
Renegotiate or withdraw
from North American Free
Trade Agreement. Opposes
Trans-Pacific trade deal.

WALL STREET REGULATION CLINTON: More.
TRUMP: Less.



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