Ben Carson
Republican

Ben Carson's policies onAll

Education
1 Actively support school choice programs, such as school vouchers and charter schools 0
2 Work to directly support students, cut red tape and reduce the size and authority of the Washington educational bureaucracy 0
3 Encourage and promote innovative ideas in education 0
4 Advocate for flexible block grants to the states to advance and reward teacher quality 0
5 Create a simpler, more streamlined and transparent financial aid process 0
Foreign Policy
6 Ensure that our military is equipped and authorized to defeat global terrorism 0
7 Reform the national security establishment, streamline agencies, and reform vast government bureaucracies 0
8 Reinvigorate America’s global alliances and build new partnerships with any country willing to cooperate in pursuit of peace, stability and freedom 0
9 Only place America’s armed forces in harm’s way when necessary to protect America and her allies 0
10 America must resume its role as global leader, deterring and defeating aggression where necessary 0
11 Seek to destroy the Islamic State 0
12 Withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement 0
13 Punish Russia for its naked land grabs 0
14 Seek opportunities for cooperation with China while holding Beijing accountable for any violations of international norms 0
15 Fight terror aggressively, no matter how politically incorrect or difficult it may be 0
16 Congress should immediately issue a formal declaration of war on the Islamic State 0
17 Lead the immediate formation of – and provide substantial advisory, financial and military support to – a military coalition in the Middle East 0
18 Urge allies and partners in the Middle East to engage in massive recruitment and training 0
19 Deploy military resources and work with moderate Arab nations 0
20 Establish a war-time emergency visa and immigration policy 0
21 Designate the Muslim Brotherhood and other organizations that propagate or support Islamic terrorism as terrorist organizations 0
22 Direct a transformation for the care of veterans 0
Government
23 Publicly report progress in making government more efficient and cost-effective 0
24 Solicit and utilize feedback from citizens on government services and agency policies 0
25 Create efficiencies that eliminate waste, improve service delivery, and remove existing departmental silos to encourage sharing across agency lines 0
26 Define each program’s performance objectives, identify and evaluate the resources available, and establish objective metrics cost and value of operations 0
27 Establish a government-wide culture that holds managers and employees accountable for their success or failure in meeting performance objectives 0
Healthcare
28 Repeal and replace Obamacare 0
29 Give Medicare beneficiaries a fixed contribution to buy health insurance 0
30 Give Medicare and Medicaid enrollees HEAs to cover first-dollar expenses and insurance premiums for coverage they get to choose 0
31 Modernize Medicare to keep pace with medical advances by gradually increasing the eligibility age (by 2 months each year) until it reaches age 70 0
32 Give Medicaid beneficiaries the same insurance coverage, doctors, and choices 0
33 Provide fixed-dollar support to the states, which must use the funds for premium payments and HEAs for beneficiaries 0
Immigration
34 Deploy the National Guard and military troops to patrol the U.S. southern border 0
Jobs & Economy
35 Curtail overreaching government and galvanize entrepreneurial endeavors 0
36 Put the United States on a path to a balanced budget 0
37 Prioritize reforms that will make Social Security solvent for seniors for the long term 0
38 Equal pay for all 0
Taxes
39 Replace the tax code with a flat tax of 14.9% on income above 150 percent of the Federal Poverty Level 0
40 Require those whose income is at or below 150 percent of the Federal Poverty Level to make a de minimis tax payment annually 0
41 Tax income only once; no more double taxation of capital gains, dividends and interest income at the personal level 0
42 Eliminate deductions for home mortgage interest, charitable giving and state and local taxes 0
43 Eliminate the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) 0
44 Abolish the death tax in its entirety 0