Presidential Election 2012: Issues: Mitt Romney

Romney’s positions on health care, economy, student loans, taxes, national debt, and LGBT rights.

Health Care

Gov. Romney has stated that a main factor of his health care plan revolves around working with Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.


To tackle unemployment and a slow economy, Romney has a five-point plan to economic success and has said he wants to balance budget through cutting waste and spending.

Student Loans

Romney wants to cap Pell Grants to increase only at the rate of inflation, but also lauds a plan he implemented in Massachusetts that gave a scholarship to high school graduates in the top quarter of their class.


The governor has said he wants to cut taxes and reduce regulations for businesses, but limit the number of deductions and exemptions, though he hasn’t been clear with the specifics of his plan.

National Debt

To solve the issue of the rising national debt, Romney said he will consolidate agencies and measure federal wages compared to private sector counterparts. He also wants to reduce non-security nondiscretionary spending by 5 percent immediately and cap federal spending below 20 percent of the economy.

LGBT Rights

Romney has said he defines marriage as between one man and one woman.

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