A Responsible, Phased Withdrawal from Iraq
Obama will give his military commanders a new mission in Iraq: ending the war. Military experts believe we can safely redeploy combat brigades from Iraq at a pace of 1 to 2 brigades a month that would remove them in 16 months.
Investment to Create Green Tech Jobs
Obama will invest $150 billion over 10 years to advance the next generation of biofuels, a new digital electricity grid, and commercial scale renewable energy.
Investment in the Sciences
Obama supports doubling federal funding for basic research and changing the posture of our federal government from being one of the most anti-science administrations in American history to one that embraces science and technology.
Making the Research and Development Tax Credit Permanent
Obama will make the Research and Development tax credit permanent so that firms can rely on it when making decisions to invest in domestic R&D over multi-year timeframes.
Providing Tax Relief for Small Businesses and Start Up Companies
Obama will eliminate all capital gains taxes on start-ups and small businesses to encourage innovation and job creation.
Eliminating Income Taxes for Seniors Making Less than $50,000
Obama will eliminate all income taxation of seniors making less than $50,000 per year.
Simplifying Tax Filings for Middle Class Americans
Obama will dramatically simplify tax filings so that millions of Americans will be able to do their taxes in less than five minutes.
Expanding Hate Crimes Statutes
Obama will strengthen federal hate crimes legislation, expand hate crimes protection by passing the Matthew Shepard Act, and reinvigorate enforcement at the Department of Justice’s Criminal Section.
A Family Reunification Immigration Policy
Obama introduced amendments to put greater emphasis on keeping immigrant families together. As President, he will fight for family reunification immigration policies.
Appointment of Indian Americans to Key Positions
Obama has appointed more Indian Americans to key positions in his campaign, including policy director, than any Presidential candidate in history. His administration will have many talented Indian American participants who care about public service.