What a Democrat Vote Means Vs. a Republican Vote

 

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS

These comparisons can be used for social media memes, ads, letters to the editor and talking points.

DEMOCRAT VOTE MEANS

REPUBLICAN VOTE MEANS

MEDICARE FOR ALL

100% Americans insured

Lower overall medical costs

More equitable health care delivery

More Americans uninsured

Insurance companies controlling health care & profiting

More Americans dying from treatable diseases & illnesses

BIG PHARMA

Price regulations

Medicare negotiations

In 2019,

3400 drug prices increased averaging 10.5%

40 drugs increased by triple digits %

Prozac increased 879%

HEALTHCARE

Healthcare that benefits people

Healthcare that benefits insurance & pharmaceutical companies

MEDICAID EXPANSION

634,000 more people will get insurance

NC will receive billions in federal funds

Could bring thousands of jobs to NC

Protect people from medical bankruptcies

Close insurance coverage gap

Keep rural hospitals from closing

Lost $21 billion in lost federal funding already

43,000 fewer jobs

Denied the state $860 million in potential revenue.

7 rural hospitals closed in NC

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

Affordable care for all will exist or be extended

1 million in NC have no insurance

2/3 of all bankruptcies are medical related

WOMEN’S CHOICE

I make my own decisions

It’s my life; I decide

Support Roe vs Wade and women’s right to choose

Government makes decisions for my body

It’s my life; government decides

Ban all abortions

Force poorest women to choose “coat hangers”

VOTER RIGHTS/ GERRYMANDERING

Your vote counts

Eliminate voter suppression

Eliminate gerrymandering

Fight for fair voting districts

Protect voter rights

Your vote doesn’t count

Support/expand voter suppression

Expand gerrymandering

Draw districts so we can win

Reduce voter rights

EDUCATION

Some education for all

Use public money for better public schools and buildings

Support school improvement, quality curriculum and high standards

Support Department of Education

Excellent education for those who can pay

Use public money for charter schools and vouchers

Continue low standards, no required curriculum and non-certified teachers

Destroy public schools and privatize education

LABOR

$15-$20 Minimum Wage

Better working conditions

$7.25/hr., requiring 2 jobs to make ends meet

Poor working conditions

ENERGY

More clean, renewable energy

Attract coastal tourists, stimulate economy

Don’t drill NC coast

More drilling, fracking and oil spills

Deter coastal tourists, ruin economy

Seismic blasting kills sea life

CLEAN WATER

Clean Water Act restored

Clean & pure water for all

Forever chemicals in your water

Fewer regulations for companies

CLEAN AIR

Air pollution rules reinstated

Less methane, coal ash, etc in our air

Air pollution rules relaxed

Corporations make more money with less regulations

HOUSING

Affordable housing available

Section 8 housing available

Lack of affordable housing

Paying over 32% of income for rent

RULE OF LAW

Everyone must comply with all laws and Rule of Law

Abide by Separation of Powers

Some are exempt from laws and Rule of Law

Ignore Separation of Powers

KOCH BROTHERS/ALEC/CITIZENS UNITED

More transparency

Stronger voice for all parts of society

Hidden Agenda/ Secret long term direction

Upper income controlling political direction

CEO PAY

CEO pay restrictions

CEO pay tied to workers’ pay

287:1 CEO:Average worker pay ratio

CEO bonuses for poor performance

POST OFFICE

Post office stays open

Vote by Mail produces more votes

Local post office closes

Vote by Mail restricted

RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE

Legislation and actions to protect US elections

Strengthen cyber protection

Take legal action against transgressors

Ignore or welcome foreign election interference

Support and spread false info, lies and defamation

TAX REFORM FOR WEALTHY

Progressive income tax

Tax reform to lower deficit

Use funds for education and health

Increase infrastructure spending

 

More tax breaks for the wealthiest & corporations

Cut safety nets for the poor

Wall St. more important than Main St.

 

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