Our Issue Tuesday Series continues with a look at where the Republican Presidential candidates stand on health care. All of them firmly oppose President Obama’s new health care law, saying they’d repeal it. They favor a more market-based approach, with ideas ranging from tort reform to tax credits to technology. But there are a lot of areas in which they differ as well. We’ll explore their positions on everything to prescriptions plans to entitlement programs to their overall philosophies on who should get care and how much they should pay.
Late last week, we posted a cool infographic, courtesy of the journalists at Stateline, taking a look at the percentage of each state’s GDP that’s made up by federal spending. The group then subdivided federal spending into defense-related spending and everything else.
Mitt Romney didn’t mention Newt Gingrich by name during a town hall meeting at a Hudson VFW hall. But he told reporters that he won’t back away from the tough talk of his campaign surrogates, including former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu, who’s said that Gingrich is unstable.
“I am not going to distance myself in any way because those are their experiences, characterizations they’ve made. But I’d also note, however, that the most harsh criticisms of the speaker have come ... from those who haven’t endorsed me.”
Next week on the Exchange – We begin with University of New Hampshire President Mark Huddleston, reflecting on a tough year for UNH, and looking ahead toward the New Year. Then our Issue Tuesday series continues, with where the Republican Presidential candidates stand on health care and a favorite, annual tradition on “The Exchange", our Holiday Book show, with the best books of twenty-eleven.