Supports additional personnel, infrastructure and technology on the ports and border. Would crack down on employers who hire undocumented immigrants. Favors a system that allows undocumented immigrants in good standing to pay a fine, learn English and go to the back of the line for the opportunity to become citizens.


Would immediately remove one to two combat brigades each month; have all out within 16 months. Doesn’t want any permanent bases built there. Would provide at least $2 billion to expand services to Iraqi refugees in neighboring countries and ensure Iraqis in-country can find a safe haven.


Would invest $150 billion over 10 years to advance the next generation of biofuels and fuel infrastructure, accelerate the commercialization of plug-in hybrids, promote development of commercial-scale renewable energy, invest in low-emissions coal plants and begin transition to new digital electricity grid. Also reduce oil consumption by at least 35 percent, or 10 million barrels per day, by 2030.

Health care:

Supports new national health plan, affordable coverage similar to that available to members of Congress. Includes: guaranteed eligibility; subsidies for families that don’t qualify for Medicaid or SCHIP but still need help. Requires all children have coverage.


In addition to increased investments in infrastructure, energy independence, education, and research and development, would create a new “Making Work Pay” tax credit of up to $500 per person, or $1,000 per working family; create a 10 percent universal mortgage credit; and eliminate all income taxation of seniors making less than $50,000 per year.

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