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Madhura Chitnavis

Staff writer

The Republicans vying for the Republican presidential nomination have been relentless in their campaigns and their attacks against one another, but how different are their platforms really?  After all, they are all republicans, aren’t they?  The Brackety-Ack is here to help any undecided voters out.  Below are the remaining republican candidates and their views on major issues.

Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania

Energy:  Plans to promote the use of domestic energy production to create jobs.

Security:  Plans to increase homeland security on America’s borders.

Healthcare:  Plans to repeal Obamacare and impose block-grants on Medicaid.

For more information, go to https://www.ricksantorum.com/issues

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney

Energy:  Plans to increase domestic energy production.

Security:  Plans to increase spending in the military by modernizing current inventory.

Healthcare:  Plans to repeal Obamacare and return power to the states.

For more information, go to http://www.mittromney.com/issues/.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich

Energy: Plans to increase domestic energy production by repealing laws that ban off-shore drilling.

Security:  Plans to secure the boarder while also implementing a unified plan to defeat terrorism.

Healthcare:  Plans to make health insurance more affordable and offer more choices in Medicare.

For more information, go to http://www.newt.org/solutions/

US Texas Representative Ron Paul

Energy:  Plans to remove the current bans on off-shore drilling and the bans on coal and nuclear energy.

Security:  Plans to focus national security efforts on securing America’s borders.

Healthcare:  Plans to repeal Obamacare and allow the purchasing of health insurance across state lines.

For more information, go to http://www.ronpaul2012.com/the-issues/