Comparing Party Platforms
A close examination of each Party’s most recent Platform (2016) reveals its core beliefs and could provide a powerful indication of how that Party’s nominee will vote.
For your convenience, we have broken the lengthy party platforms into digestible portions based on topic and placed them side-by-side for comparison.
Democratic Party Platform
RAISE INCOMES AND RESTORE ECONOMIC SECURITY FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS (p. 3)
Protecting and Expanding Social Security (p. 5)
We will make sure Social Security’s guaranteed benefits continue for generations to come by asking those at the top to pay more. . . also committed to providing all necessary financial support for the Social Security Administration so that it can provide timely benefits and high-quality service. . .
This section was shortened from 271 to 194 words. For full text, see page 5 of the Full 2016 Democratic Party Platform.
Ensuring a Secure and Dignified Retirement (p. 6)
Seniors should not have to choose between putting food on the table, keeping a roof over their heads, or buying the medication that they need to stay healthy. We strongly support the Older Americans Act, which funds critical programs to help seniors remain independent in their own homes and communities. We are also committed to fighting the immense problem of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.