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Democrats Reveal Their 2012 Platform


The Daily Banter Headline Grab (via The Huffington Post):

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Democratic Party unveiled its formal 2012 platform on Monday night. And like its Republican counterpart, it is heavy on broad philosophical strokes about the direction in which the party wants to take the country, short on policy specifics and carefully worded on some of the more contentious issues.

It also is peppered with numerous shots at Mitt Romney, none more so than on the issue of insourcing.

"The Democratic Party believes in insourcing so that America can out-build the rest of the world again," the platform reads. "We want to cut tax breaks for companies that are shipping jobs overseas and for special interests, and instead offer tax breaks to companies that are investing right here in the United States of America, betting on American workers who are making American products we sell to the world that are stamped with three proud words: Made in America."

"But the Republican Party has nominated a man whose firm invested in companies that were pioneers of outsourcing -- and whose plans would actually encourage outsourcing by eliminating all taxes on the foreign profits of U.S. companies," it adds, for some partisan measure.

It is, in short, a political document. But one worth reading, if only to get a sense of where the party wants to position itself heading into the final weeks of the 2012 campaign.

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