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Books by and about 2012 presidential nominees
Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
A Life of Trial and Redemption
about V.P. Joe Biden (2010)
No Apology
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2010)
Young Guns
by Rep. Paul Ryan et al (2010)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Promises to Keep
by Vice Pres. Joe Biden (2007)
The Audacity of Hope
by Pres. Barack Obama (2006)
Turnaround
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2004)
Dreams from My Father
by Pres. Barack Obama (1996)

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2011 GOP debate at Spaulding Auditorium on the campus of Dartmouth College, in Hanover, New Hampshire


2011 GOP debate at Dartmouth College, NH: At the Spaulding Auditorium on the campus of Dartmouth College, in Hanover, New Hampshire, the Bloomberg-Washington Post Republican Presidential Debate.

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    Herman Cain: Make sure that revenues equals spending.
    Herman Cain: Wall St bailout was a win-win; but administered poorly.
    Michele Bachmann: Subprime mortgage crisis due to errors by feds, not banks.
    Michele Bachmann: Cut taxes & cut spending instead of raising debt limit.
    Mitt Romney: Cap how much government can spend as a percentage of GDP.
    Rick Perry: I pushed TX to 2nd-lowest debt per capita in the US.
    Rick Perry: I've signed six balanced budgets in Texas.
    Rick Perry: Don't trade tax increases for spending cuts; BBA instead.
    Rick Santorum: TARP was biggest government intrusion into private sector.
    Ron Paul: Auditing the fed revealed $5T loaned to foreign banks.
    Ron Paul: Housing bubble was predictable; we had too many houses.
Corporations
    Jon Huntsman: Wipe clean all corporate welfare loopholes and deductions.
    Mitt Romney: No individual bailouts; but preserve financial system.
    Mitt Romney: Net-net, Bain Capital created tens of thousands of new jobs.
    Mitt Romney: Big banks handle massive regulations; small banks get killed.
Energy & Oil
    Rick Perry: Put 1.2 million Americans to work in domestic energy.
Families & Children
    Rick Santorum: Poverty rate 5% with two parents; 30% with one parent.
Foreign Policy
    Jon Huntsman: Get used to 21st century of US and China on the world stage.
Free Trade
    Jon Huntsman: China will say our QE1 and QE2 were currency manipulation.
    Mitt Romney: China is a currency manipulator; go after them for cheating.
    Mitt Romney: China doesn't want to have a trade war; so push hard.
    Rick Santorum: I'm for making US more competitive than China.
Health Care
    Jon Huntsman: ObamaCare can't be waived without repealing the mandate.
    Michele Bachmann: Don't let a federal political board make medical decisions.
    Mitt Romney: ObamaCare waivers on Day One; repeal bill on Day Two.
    Rick Perry: States innovate on healthcare; feds are one-size-fits-all.
    Rick Perry: Block-grants to states allows real healthcare innovation.
    Rick Santorum: Liberal states won't waive ObamaCare; we must repeal it.
Homeland Security
    Mitt Romney: It's a terrible idea to cut defense.
    Mitt Romney: Devoted to making America the strongest nation on Earth.
    Newt Gingrich: It's nonsense to disarm America to balance the budget.
Jobs
    Rick Perry: Focus on bringing jobs back from China like we did in Texas.
    Rick Santorum: Offshore jobs return if you repeal manufacturing regulations.
Principles & Values
    Rick Perry: I converted from Democrat at a younger age than Reagan did.
Social Security
    Herman Cain: Cut payroll tax from 15.3% to 9%, to balance 9% sales tax.
    Mitt Romney: 1-year payroll tax cut is a band-aid; make permanent changes.
Tax Reform
    Herman Cain: Congress will be barred from raising sales tax over 9%.
    Herman Cain: 9-9-9 plan is revenue-neutral and expands the tax base.
    Michele Bachmann: No national sales tax; no new revenue stream for Congress.
    Mitt Romney: Rich are doing fine; Poor have safety net; Middle needs help.
    Newt Gingrich: Obama divides us by going after people who make over $250K.
Technology
    Jon Huntsman: Maintain a strong commitment to innovation & new products.
    Rick Perry: Texas Enterprise Fund: $14B invested in emerging technology.
Welfare & Poverty
    Herman Cain: I connect with pain because I was po' before I was poor.


The above quotations are from 2011 GOP debate at Spaulding Auditorium on the campus of Dartmouth College, in Hanover, New Hampshire.

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