Candidates on Issues. Bill Clinton
Snapshots of where the top five Democratic and top two Republican US presidential contenders say they stand
GOV. BILL CLINTON (D)
Birthplace: Hope, Ark.
Family: Married, one daughter.
Education: Georgetown University; Yale Law School; Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, England.
Public Career: governor of Arkansas, 1978-1980, 1982 to present. ECONOMY/TAXES
Supports a 10 percent tax cut for the middle class. Supports tax incentives for business investment. Supports a highway/transportation construction plan that he says would create 40,000 to 45,000 new jobs. HEALTH CARE
Favors health insurance for all Americans through strict cost controls. Supports system where employers provide health care for workers or pay into a government fund that will provide it. ABORTION
Pro-choice. Supports Roe v. Wade. Opposes ban on abortion counseling in federally financed family planning clinics. DEFENSE
Would cut $100 billion out of military budget over the next five years. Suggests canceling B-2 bomber and SDI program. ENERGY
Supports tax incentives to encourage renewable energy resources. Does not support nuclear energy. Advocates greater reliance on natural gas as a transition to renewable and alternative energy sources. ENVIRONMENT
Favors wetlands protection. Supports user fees in national forests, with revenues earmarked for resource management and local economic development. Supports expansion of ANWR to include 1.5 million-acre Arctic Coastal plain. CRIME
Supports the death penalty. Supports ban on semi-automatic weapons and waiting periods for handgun purchases. EDUCATION
Calls for trust fund from which college loans can be drawn, to be paid back as a percentage of income or through national service. Supports Head Start. Supports national examination system in math and science.