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Republican presidential candidates, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (L) listens to former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney (R) during the Florida Republican Presidential debate January 26, 2012 at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida.
Newt Gingrich wants to balance the federal budget, repeal and replace “Obamacare,” reform entitlement programs, and move toward an optional flat tax of 15%. Mitt Romney also wants get rid of “Obamacare” but he proposes lowering the corporate tax rate to 25%, cutting red tape by eliminating Obama-era regulations, boosting domestic energy production and phasing out hundreds of government programs. The two leading Republican candidates have similar views on the issues but sharp contrasts as well. Are their differences about style or substance? Larry and David Mark of Polico.com do a side-by-side comparison of the positions of Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich on a variety of issues including taxes, immigration, foreign policy, the economy and jobs, energy, social issues, and education.
David Mark, Senior Editor for Politico