I feel like sometimes I mess up when discussing about the 2 different types of political views, so down below are some common beliefs of the both sides, and of course one could be a mix of both or one more than the other.
|LEFT- Wing Policies||RIGHT- Wing Policies|
|Environment||– Committed to curbing the effects of climate change, protecting natural resources, and ensuring the quality of air, water and land for future generations.
-Supports investing in clean-energy and protecting ecosystems.
|-Environmental regulations should be based on science.
-The government’s role should be to provide market-based incentives to develop the technologies to meet environmental standards.
-Environmental policies should meet the needs of localities.
-Environmental policies should focus on achieving results processes.
|Trade and Business||-Fair trade: International trade should be regulated on behalf of social justice.
-Committed to help producers in developing countries achieve better trading conditions and to promote sustainability.
|-Free trade: businesses should be able to trade across borders without regulations.
-Does not want to restrict imports from, or exports to, other countries.
-Support open markets with no restrictions.
|Healthcare||-Support free or low-cost government controlled health care.
-There are millions who can not afford and are deprived of this basic right.
-Everyone has the right to affordable healthcare.
-Government should provide equal health care benefits for all, regardless their ability to pay.
|-Support competitive, free market health care system.
-All have access to health care.
-The government should not control health care.
-Health care should remain privatized.
-Socialized medicine have higher costs and everyone gets bad quality.
|Immigration||-Support legal immigration.
-Undocumented immigrants have a right to: health, education, financial aid, welfare, social security, and medicaid, regardless of legal status.
-Unfair to arrest millions of undocumented immigrants.
-Support blanket amnesty for those who enter illegally.
|-Support legal immigration only.
-Oppose amnesty for illegal immigrants.
-Illegal immigrants do not have the same rights as legal immigrants.
-Borders should be secured before addressing the problem of illegal immigrants.
– Government should secure borders and enforce immigration law.
|Economy||-A market system in which government regulates the economy is the best.
-Government must protect citizens from the greed of big businesses.
-Unlike the private sector, the government is motivated by public interest.
-Government regulations in all areas of the economy is needed to level the playing field.
|-The free market system, competitive capitalism, and private enterprise create the greatest opportunity and the highest standard of living for all.
-Free markets produce more economic growth, more jobs, and higher standards of living than those systems burdened by excessive government regulation.
|Taxes||-Government should help the poor and needy using tax dollars from the rich.
-Taxes enable the government to create jobs and provide welfare programs for those in need.
-Government programs are a caring way to provide for the poor and needy in society.
|-Lower taxes and a smaller government with limited power will improve the standards of living for all.
-Support lower taxes and a smaller government.
-Lower taxes create more incentive for people to work, save, invest, and engage in entrepreneurial endeavors,
-Money is best spent by those who earn it, not government.