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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)

Book Reviews

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State of Wisconsin Politicians: Archives



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Abortion
    Mark Neumann: God-given rights begin at conception.
    Tommy Thompson: God-given rights begin at conception.
    John Schiess: Parental notification before performing abortions on minors.
    John Schiess: No state funding of embryonic nor adult stem cell research.
    Tommy Thompson: Ban partial birth abortions.
Budget & Economy
    Scott Walker: Blueprint for Prosperity: Lower taxes & $100M Rainy Day fund.
    Tommy Thompson: Balanced budget is first priority.
    Tommy Thompson: Tax-and-spend policies are out of the mainstream.
    Mark Neumann: Full audit of the Federal Reserve.
    Tommy Thompson: Full audit of the Federal Reserve.
    Scott Walker: Growth agenda: ease tax burden & regulatory burden.
    Scott Walker: Eliminating collective bargaining created $154M surplus.
    Tom Barrett: Put Madison on a diet: trim budget without raising taxes.
    John Schiess: Get rid of federal reserve system.
    Mark Neumann: Balance the budget by eliminating Obamacare.
    Scott Walker: Wisconsin's once strong economy is in need of repair.
    Ron Johnson: $184B stimulus drove the country deeper into debt.
    Tommy Thompson: Vetoed 255 spending bills totalling $43M.
Civil Rights
    Scott Walker: A Better Bottom Line & Project SEARCH: job help for disabled.
    John Schiess: No affirmative action in college admissions nor state hiring.
Corporations
    Scott Walker: Put in place manufacturing/agriculture production tax credit.
    Scott Walker: 300 rule changes from Small Business Regulatory Review.
    Tammy Baldwin: I've stood up to Wall Street and Big Oil.
    Tammy Baldwin: I've stood up to Wall Street and Big Oil.
    Scott Walker: Expand relocation & economic development tax credits.
Crime
    Mark Neumann: Death penalty for terrorism convicts.
    Tommy Thompson: Death penalty for terrorism convicts.
    Tom Barrett: My police department arrests felons instead of hiring them.
    Tommy Thompson: Zero tolerance approach to crime.
    Tommy Thompson: Truth in Sentencing, no exceptions.
    Tommy Thompson: Life means life, no possibility of parole.
Drugs
    Tommy Thompson: More resources to target meth production.
Education
    Scott Walker: UW FlexOption: family-friendly flexible degree program.
    Mark Neumann: School funding & mandates from states, not Feds.
    Tommy Thompson: School funding & mandates from states, not Feds.
    John Schiess: Vouchers for public, private or religious schools.
    John Schiess: Supports moment of silence in public schools.
    Tommy Thompson: End Social Promotion; establish standards instead.
    Tommy Thompson: Created the nation’s first private school choice program.
    Tommy Thompson: Instituted $5,100 vouchers for religious schools.
    Tommy Thompson: Instituted statewide Charter School system.
Energy & Oil
    Tammy Baldwin: Government should get out of subsidies to big oil.
    Mark Neumann: Don't mandate ethanol in gasoline.
    Mark Neumann: Oppose cap-and-trade laws or regulations.
    Tommy Thompson: Don't mandate ethanol in gasoline.
    Tommy Thompson: Oppose cap-and-trade laws or regulations.
    John Schiess: Increase production of traditional domestic energy sources.
Environment
    Scott Walker: Streamline process for safe and environmentally sound mining.
    Tommy Thompson: Prevent invasive Asian Carp in Great Lakes.
    Mark Neumann: Oppose UN's Agenda 21 sustainable development.
    Tommy Thompson: Oppose UN's Agenda 21 sustainable development.
    Tommy Thompson: Funded $170M in “conservation easement” land purchases.
Families & Children
    Mark Neumann: Traditional family is most important thing for USA now.
Foreign Policy
    Mark Neumann: Supports non-interventionist foreign policy.
    Tommy Thompson: Supports non-interventionist foreign policy.
    John Schiess: Get rid of the communist United Nations.
Free Trade
    Scott Walker: Milk exports up; but also ginseng exports to China.
    Scott Walker: Global opportunity: Get WI products out to the world.
Government Reform
    Tommy Thompson: I've never been a lobbyist.
    Tommy Thompson: I'm a reformer: on welfare, healthcare, & taxes.
    Tommy Thompson: I'm a reformer: on welfare, healthcare, & taxes.
    Mark Neumann: Allow voter ID by repealing Help America Vote Act.
    Tommy Thompson: Allow voter ID by repealing Help America Vote Act.
    Mark Neumann: Clean Up Washington: 12-year term limit for Congress.
    Scott Walker: End tax on HSAs; reduce frivolous lawsuits.
    Ron Johnson: Third-party issue ad donors should be disclosed.
    John Schiess: No spending nor contribution limits on political campaigns.
    George W. Bush: We believe in people; they believe in government.
    Winona LaDuke: Business funding of politics leads to political favors.
Gun Control
    John Schiess: No background checks; yes concealed carry.
Health Care
    Mark Neumann: Repeal ObamaCare.
    Tommy Thompson: Repeal ObamaCare.
    Ron Johnson: ObamaCare will cost the average family $2,100.
    Russell Feingold: Healthcare reform is a good compromise.
Homeland Security
    Mark Neumann: Eliminate detention powers granted by the NDAA.
    Mark Neumann: Try terrorist suspects in military court.
    Tommy Thompson: Eliminate detention powers granted by the NDAA.
    Tommy Thompson: Try terrorist suspects in military court.
    John Schiess: Wisconsin should not participate in REAL ID program.
Immigration
    Scott Walker: Endorses path to citizenship for immigrant workers.
    Scott Walker: Make it easier to enter the country legally.
    Scott Walker: 2010: stop suspected illegals; 2012: that's a distraction.
    Mark Neumann: Deport illegal immigrants who have committed felonies.
    Mark Neumann: Make English the official language.
    Tommy Thompson: Deport illegal immigrants who have committed felonies.
    Tommy Thompson: Make English the official language.
Jobs
    Scott Walker: $35M for Wisconsin Fast Forward: technical skill training.
    Scott Walker: Hypothetically, make WI a right-to-work state.
    Tom Barrett: Restore state's collective bargaining; I respect unions.
    Scott Walker: Create 250,000 jobs via special legislative session.
    Russell Feingold: $184B stimulus created jobs, especially highway construction.
Local Issues
    Scott Walker: Reopen Travel Wisconsin welcome centers.
Principles & Values
    Tammy Baldwin: I fight for us; my opponent fights for the big and powerful.
    Mark Neumann: A conservative believes in faith, family and country.
    Mark Neumann: Conservatives believe in faith, family and country.
    Tommy Thompson: Declines debates because opponents "want to shoot at me".
    Jim Doyle: Priorities: close deficit, improve schools and jobs.
    Scott Walker: 19 Walker associates involved in "John Doe" scandal.
Social Security
    Scott Walker: Increase public employee pension payments to 5%.
Tax Reform
    Tammy Baldwin: Get rid of loopholes for outsourcing and capital gains.
    Tommy Thompson: Limit federal revenue to 18.5% of GDP; and 15% flat tax form.
Technology
    Scott Walker: Spend $810M on roads instead of high-speed rail.
    Tom Barrett: Build high-speed rail from Milwaukee to Madison.
War & Peace
    Tammy Baldwin: End the Afghan war & end nation-building.
    Tommy Thompson: Helped build a hospital in Afghanistan for women & children.
    Mark Neumann: Congressional Declaration of War for any use of force.
    Tommy Thompson: Congressional Declaration of War for any use of force.
    Mark Neumann: Mideast stability so gasoline prices don't go even higher.
Welfare & Poverty
    Scott Walker: Help transition from government dependence to independence.
    Tommy Thompson: Replace Welfare with the Tools to Succeed.
    Tommy Thompson: Early leader in welfare reform.


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