If elected, Mitt Romney will work to end Obamacare. According to his website, “on his first day in office” he will issue an executive order to provide waivers to each state allowing them to opt out of Obamacare, and will then work with Congress to repeal Obamacare.
Romney supports giving states the power to regulate “local insurance markets” and says a free-market approach to the health care system will benefit the consumer by lowering costs and improving quality.
Romney supports the Hyde Amendment, which seeks to bar federal funds from being used to pay for abortions, and, if elected, will end federal funding for Planned Parenthood.
He supports legislation that would allow employers to opt out, on moral grounds, from providing medical coverage for women’s birth control.
Romney advocates for the Supreme Court to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling which gave women the right to choose and instead wants states to be able to create their own laws concerning abortion.
Romney believes abortion could be an option in cases of rape or incest or when the mother’s life is in jeopardy, according to his website.
Romney advocates for the adoption of the “Federal Marriage Amendment” to the United States Constitution which would define marriage as being between one man and one woman, according to his website.
He also advocates the reinstatement of full federal enforcement of the Defense of Marriage Act which has been only partially enforced under Obama.
The act limits the extent to which government can recognize the rights of same-sex couples — parts of which have been ruled by some federal courts to be unconstitutional.
According to his campaign website, Romney intends to create jobs by spurring economic growth through reducing both private and corporate taxes across the board, reforming the tax code to simplify it and eliminate loopholes.
This would include elimination of the “Death Tax” — reducing government spending, decreasing government regulation by reversing many of the changes made by Obama which were
made in response to the recent economic crisis and encouraging international free trade.
To save money, Romney would reduce waste and fraud, reduce the federal workforce by 10 percent, as well as reduce foreign aid, subsidies for the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities, and subsidies to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Romney also wants to attract highly skilled immigrant workers and to improve the education and training of domestic workers, creating a more highly skilled workforce.
Romney seeks to repeal regulations put in place by the Obama administration intended to curb CO2 emissions, on the grounds that regulation hampers economic development.
He opposes government mandates, taxes, and regulations directed toward preserving the environment that may be disruptive to the economic status quo and feels that expending vast sums of money to curb CO2 emissions is not a worthwhile investment.
Romney supports more off-shore drilling, the finishing of the XL crude oil pipeline from Canada to Mexico, and supports development and implementation of diverse and alternative energy sources.
Romney opposes additional regulations on acquisition or ownership requirements for gun ownership.