Democratic Party's Position On Major Issues In Elections 2008
The Democratic Party wants to regain the White House after eight years. If they succeed or otherwise will depend on their stated positions on major issued affecting the lives of Americans. If a most of the electorates views match the Democratic candidate's own opinions, the chances of occupying the White House are bright. So what exactly is the Democratic Party's climb onto major issues. These are.
1. Economic Issues:
Democrats favor an increased minimum wage and much more regular increases to be able to assist the working poor.
Democrats have opposed tax cuts and incentives to oil companies, favoring a policy of developing domestic renewable power.
Democrats feel that they always give a balanced budget. They're and only higher taxes about the rich and businesses and better control on government spending to help keep budget deficit in check.
Democrats favor affordable and quality healthcare plus more government intervention in this area.
Democrats will strengthen environmental protection laws and impose stringent sanctions on polluters.
Democrats try to provide low-cost publicly funded higher education with low tuition fees and increase accessibility to grants and scholarships.
Democratic Party is at support of the progressive tax structure and possesses vowed to modify the Alternate Minimum Tax (AMT) to provide permanent AMT relief for anyone tax payers who have been never meant to pay it.
2. Social Issues:
Democratic Party supports equal chance of all Americans and favors affirmative action as a way to redress past discrimination.
Democratic believes that discrimination against persons because of their sexual orientation is wrong, support adoption rights for same-sex couples and opposes the military's "Don't ask, Don't tell" policy.
Democratic Party supports easy access to women for contraception and public funding of contraception for poor women.
Democratic Party strongly supports all stem cell research.
3. Foreign Policy Issues:
Democrats have confidence in use of military force against those in charge of attacks up against the United States and a majority voted for invasion of Afghanistan, while being divided (29 for and 21 against) on attacking Iraq.
Democrats usually oppose the doctrine of unilateralism and think that the United States should act inside the international arena through strong alliances and international support.
Democrats oppose the use of torture being an instrument of interrogation of military prisoners.
Democratic Party supports the to individual privacy and supports legal restrictions on monitoring for legal reasons enforcement agencies.
Democrats believe in preventive methods of crime control and emphasize improved community policing.
Democratic Party favors gun control measures and introduced Gun Control Act of 1968, the Brady Bill of 1993 and Crime Control Act of 1994.