Gearing up for November election

Hannah Fermanich

As November draws closer, candidates on both sides of the political sphere gear up for the final stages of the election season.

For students who are unsure of who to vote for, now is the time to start looking at the issues and find out who stands for what they believe in most.

Each candidate has their own set of policies that should be carefully considered before heading to the polls in November.

According to an informational flier, Gov. Mitt Romney’s campaign focus is on restoring America’s promise, the promise of the American dream.

His campaign promotes restoring the economy, reducing the deficit and creating more jobs for the American people.

According to the flier, Romney is quoted as saying, “From my first day in office, my number one job will be to see that America leads the world in job creation once again.”

Romney has released his 59-point plan in a book titled “Believe in America: Mitt Romney’s Plan for Jobs and Economic Growth.”

In the book, Romney details his plans on taxes, regulations, trade, labor, human capital and spending.

According to Romney’s official website, his book also gives a precise list of what he plans to do on day one of his term should he be elected.

This includes several bills and executive orders.

They are working toward ending Obamacare, sanctioning China for unfair trade practices and investigating American energy resources, just to name a few.

“I want students to think about what is best in the long-term for the country,” said Brandon Zanon, vice president of the College Republicans.

Along with his plan for economic growth, his running mate Paul Ryan has a plan for medicare reform that would bring more options for citizens entering into the medicare system.

The new program would not affect those who are currently age 55 and older.

For those who would be affected by the plan, they would be given a choice in how to use their medicare money by being able to shop around for providers, according to Zanon.

President Barack Obama has already demonstrated his plans for the country through his first term as president.

Under his presidency, the United States has seen a government bailout of the auto industry, a new health care system known as Obamacare and the death of Osama bin Laden.

Obama has proven himself to be a president in favor of diversity.

He has openly come out in support of gay marriage.

He also supports the Dream Act, which, if passed, would allow undocumented young immigrants to earn their citizenship through military service or through a higher education, according to Obama’s official website.

“The plan is to keep going in the same direction we have been,” said Drew Janego, president of the College Democrats.

Obama’s plan for fixing the economy emphasizes putting an investment in education that will hopefully bring back a large return.

He also hopes to bring out the truth behind the actions of his administration.

By laying out the facts behind the decisions made, he hopes to gain more support from the people, Janego said.

Both candidates have plans for how to tackle the big issues.

By knowing how they plan to accomplish their goals, an informed decision can be made when going to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 6.