Tim Kaine in 2012 Democratic National Convention speeches


On Abortion: Don't deny privacy to women making health care decisions

[As governor], we worked with Democrats, Republicans and independents to get results. Over the last four years, the GOP pushed ideology and wedge issues. Last week, they passed a platform demanding privacy for Super PACs and denying privacy to women making health care decisions. Meanwhile, Democrats fought for the middle class.
Source: 2012 Democratic National Convention speech Sep 4, 2012

On Civil Rights: Obama fought for equal pay for women

President Obama said he'd pass health care reform, and he did. He promised he'd fight for equal pay for women, college affordability for students and fair treatment for LGBT Americans--and he's kept his word. He's a tough leader who gets results. Let's come together, show how tough we are and prove our best days will always be ahead of us.
Source: 2012 Democratic National Convention speech Sep 4, 2012

On Civil Rights: Obama fought for fair treatment for LGBT Americans

President Obama said he'd pass health care reform, and he did. He promised he'd fight for equal pay for women, college affordability for students and fair treatment for LGBT Americans--and he's kept his word. He's a tough leader who gets results. Let's come together, show how tough we are and prove our best days will always be ahead of us.
Source: 2012 Democratic National Convention speech Sep 4, 2012

On Corporations: Auto industry is back; manufacturers are hiring again

Democrats fought for the middle class. We cut taxes for 95 percent of American families. We went from 25 months of job losses to 29 straight months of private-sector job growth. The auto industry is back. Manufacturers are hiring again, but we've got to do more. And there's a real choice.
Source: 2012 Democratic National Convention speech Sep 4, 2012

On Jobs: VA had low unemployment rates during worst of recession

When I was governor, during the worst recession since the Great Depression, Virginia maintained one of the lowest unemployment rates in America. We kept our AAA bond rating. We were named most business-friendly state, best managed state and best state to raise a child.

We cut billions from the state budget, while making critical investments in schools, roads and bridges. We worked with Democrats, Republicans and independents to get results.

Source: 2012 Democratic National Convention speech Sep 4, 2012

On Tax Reform: No budget-busting tax cuts; we can't afford to try it again!

The last time [Republicans] were in charge, the other side turned a record surplus into a massive deficit with two wars, trillions in tax breaks, loopholes and entitlements they wouldn't pay for. Now, they're pushing budget-busting tax cuts and economy-busting spending cuts.

To pay for their plan, they'd slash middle-class tax breaks, raising taxes on the middle class. They'd turn Medicare into a voucher system. And rather than raise taxes on the wealthy by a single penny, they'd put thousands of defense jobs at risk. Let's be clear: That's not fiscally responsible. That's fiscally reckless.

We can't afford to try it again! We need to move forward, because while we've made progress, we still have a long way to go. We'll only get there if we elect leaders who put results ahead of ideology.

Source: 2012 Democratic National Convention speech Sep 4, 2012

On Technology: Invest in communities--infrastructure makes us competitive

The other side fights to protect subsidies for Big Oil. We want to invest in our small businesses. They want bigger tax cuts for those who need it least. We want to invest in our communities--the roads, bridges and infrastructure that will make us more competitive. They want to slash education and job training. We want to invest in our future.
Source: 2012 Democratic National Convention speech Sep 4, 2012

On War & Peace: We ended war in Iraq and are ending Afghan war now

President Obama said he'd end the war in Iraq, and he has. He said he'd draw down troops in Afghanistan, and today every Virginia National Guard unit is home for the first time in a decade. He said he'd go after bin Laden and take out al-Qaida. He did, and a SEAL team earned our nation's gratitude.
Source: 2012 Democratic National Convention speech Sep 4, 2012

The above quotations are from Speeches at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte NC, Sept. 4-6, 2012.
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