New Delhi: In January 2017, United States of America will have its new President and indeed, one of the most powerful persons on the planet. The two key contenders in fray have stark differences in terms of their policies. Here is how:
Clinton: Plans to raise the federal minimum wage to up to $12 an hour, tighten the tax code and advocates up to 12 weeks of paid family leave entitlement and an additional 12 weeks of paid medical leave for every worker
Trump: Aims to create jobs and introduce tax relief measures for American middle-class and insists on simplification of tax code
On Criminal justice
Clinton : Aims to build trust between law enforcement agencies and communities, wants to help formerly incarcerated individuals re-enter the society and supports death penalty for “particularly heinous crimes”.
Trump: In the wake of police shootings, he was quoted as saying, “The police are absolutely mistreated and misunderstood”. Supports death penalty killing police officers.
On Foreign policy
Clinton: Advocates the military intervention in Libya and Syria. Strongly supports Israel but endorses Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran.
Trump: Advocates crushing Isis in Iraq and Syria and slashing Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran.
Clinton: Against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, despite helping negotiate it during her time as the Secretary of State.
Trump: Slams Trans-Pacific Partnership, argues that since China joined the World Trade Organisation, Americans have witnessed the closure of more than 50,000 factories and the loss of tens of millions of jobs.
Clinton: Wants to retain Obamacare and crack down on rising prescription drug prices, supports increased investment in medical research and women’s access to reproductive healthcare, including contraception and legal abortion.
Trump: Wants to revoke Obamacare and opposes cuts to medicaid and medicare.
On University education
Clinton: Supports primary level education for students and does not want students to pay for tuition, books and fees to attend a four-year public college under the New College Compact
Trump: Had earlier mentioned the federal government should not earn profit from students' loans