November 02, 2012
Explaining Romney's five point plan for RepublicansElections are just a few days away, and the number of undecided voters is still high. Whether a decided Republican or a still-searching constituent, it will not hurt to review the Romney-Ryan platform. Romney is running for the presidency under what he calls the "Five-Point Plan," which can be reviewed on his official website. This plan outlines the key issues on the mind of most Americans.
Most of the plan under which the Romney administration will run is based off of domestic policy: gaining energy independence, employing those currently without jobs, championing small businesses and cutting the deficit. The final point of the five-point plan is foreign policy: creating stronger trade ties to help the economy. Under this plan lie several smaller key points and the administration's stance on issues like healthcare and taxation.
First, under his administration, America would be energy independent by 2020. His hope is to create jobs through the rich natural resources that North America contains while creating an independence from foreign oil. He would eliminate restrictions on the coal industry, approve the Keystone XL pipeline and increase access to domestic energy.
Second, the administration would work to outfit Americans with the "skills to succeed." The plan would make it more accessible for Americans to excel in higher education, while creating better high schools as well. There would also be a focus on better job training, in an effort to match the unemployed with jobs.
Third, the administration would cut the deficit by "immediately" reducing non-security spending by five percent: cap federal spending, consolidate federal workers into the private sector and give the states more responsibility.
The fourth point in the plan is to champion the small business. This will be done by tax reform on the individual and corporate level in an effort to reduce taxes on the creation of jobs. He will work to reduce the red tape that stops job creators from efficiently hiring and protect workers and businesses from strong unions. Under this fourth point is a very strong issue: healthcare.
Romney administration would repeal "Obamacare" with a healthcare that would improve cost and control care. This replacement will challenge "Obamacare" by restoring state leadership and flexibility, promote free-market and fair completion and empower consumer choice. The fifth and final point in the plan is to create a better foreign trade relationship with China and Latin America by reducing the amount of sanctions placed on them. This would work to create a Ronald Reagan-like economic plan of free enterprise throughout the world and open up new trade opportunities for the United States.
The outlined plan will go into effect only if Romney is elected president. Voting in this election will make that happen. Do your part, be informed--vote.
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