Presidential candidate profiles: John McCain

John McCain

Republican

Age: 72 years old
Education: U.S. Naval Academy
Occupation: Arizona Senator  Religion: Episcopalian
Interesting Fact: As a third generation naval aviator, he was shot down over Vietnam in 1967 and held as a prisoner of war for more than five years.

Economic Policy

-Plans to keep taxes low and restrain federal spending.
-Create good jobs by promoting new markets in the United States

Health Care

-Plans to provide tax credits for families and individuals to buy health insurance.
-Would promote healthy lifestyles to reduce the need for medical care.

War in Iraq

-Opposes withdrawal until Iraq is stable.

Energy

-Supports increased oil drilling,  nuclear energy, and alternative fuels
-Would work to decrease dependence on foreign oil.

Same-sex Marriage

-Would let states decide on issues of same-sex marriage.

Education

-Would provide school vouchers for private education.
-Opposes implementing federal
testing standards.
-Supports increasing teacher salaries.

-Supports freedom to choose schools

Immigration Policy

-Advocates tightening border
security.
-Supports allowing additional legal immigrants through expanded visa programs.
-Electronic employment verification system to screen employees
quickly.

Abortion

-Pro-life, believes Roe v. Wade should be overturned.
-Would promote child adoptions.
-Opposes creation of human embryos for research purposes.

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