2012 Presidential Election Essay

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2012 Presidential Election

The United States presidential election of 2012 is scheduled for Tuesday, November 6, 2012. It will be the “57th quadrennial presidential election, in which presidential electors, who will elect the President and Vice President of the United States on December 17, 2012"(2012 Presidential”). Incumbent President Barack Obama is running for a final term during this election. Who will be more than likely running against Obama is Mitt Romney? There are several candidate issues to consider when deciding whom to vote for in the upcoming presidential election such as health care, and the economy. There are radical differences between the candidates concerning healthcare and the economy. People need to think long
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“On May 1, 2011, President Obama ordered the military operation that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan”(Glastris and Siry). Barack Obama’s Position on Healthcare
Health care is one of the major worries for Americans. It is hard to believe that nearly “forty seven million Americans are uninsured”(Tucker). There are many people without health insurance because of pre-existing health conditions. There are also people who have health insurance but could lose their insurance if they should develop a serious medical problem. Then there are others who have health insurance, but are in danger of losing it because of rising health-care premiums. “Two million insured Americans spent more than a quarter of his or her salary on health care” (Tucker).
President Obama states he wants to wake up and know that every single American has health care when needed. That senior citizens have prescription drugs they can afford; that parents are not going to bed at night agonizing about how they will have enough money for medicine for a sick child. Health care was always a priority in previous presidential campaigns. For years; many candidates have promised to reform this broken system, all to no avail. The Obama plan provides some solutions to the current issues facing health care. Under the plan, “Obama has promised to lower premiums for the typical family of four by $2,500, which would
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