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The Clinton-Bush-Perot Presidential Debates, Oct. 1992


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    from Clinton-Bush-Perot Presidential Debates (number of quotes indicated):
  • Bill Clinton (14)
  • George Bush Sr. (20)
  • Milton Friedman (1)
  • Ross Perot (13)
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    Excerpts from the 1992 presidential debates between Vice President George H. Bush, Governor Bill Clinton, and Ross Perot:
  • October 11, 1992: in St. Louis
  • October 15, 1992: at the University of Richmond
  • October 19, 1992: in East Lansing, Michigan

    Other historical debate series:
  • Kennedy vs. Nixon, 1960
  • Carter vs. Ford, 1976
  • Reagan vs. Carter, 1980

    Historical transcripts from the American Presidency Project
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Budget & Economy
    Bill Clinton: Cut defense & ask wealthy Americans to pay their share.
    George Bush Sr.: Trickle down government doesn't create jobs.
    Ross Perot: Will balance budget in six years by adding jobs.
Civil Rights
    Bill Clinton: People of all races are equal in the eyes of God.
Crime
    George Bush Sr.: Habeas corpus reform, so you don't have endless appeals.
    Ross Perot: We have become preoccupied with the rights of the criminal.
Drugs
    Bill Clinton: My brother would not be alive today if drugs were legal.
    George Bush Sr.: I don't believe legalizing narcotics is the answer.
    Milton Friedman: Legalization resolves drug-related crimes.
Education
    George Bush Sr.: America 2000: choice of public, private, or religious school.
Energy & Oil
    Ross Perot: Raise gas taxes 10 cents a year for 5 years.
Environment
    Bill Clinton: Increase fuel efficiency from 27 mpg to 40 mpg.
    George Bush Sr.: Onerous environmental regulation will cause job loss.
Families & Children
    George Bush Sr.: Get deadbeat dads to pay up, to help single moms.
Foreign Policy
    Bill Clinton: Should not have tried to reason with Saddam the tyrant.
    George Bush Sr.: Built consensus with UN to move against Saddam Hussein.
    Ross Perot: Gulf War did not achieve its objectives.
    Bill Clinton: End of Cold War brings incredible opportunity for change.
    George Bush Sr.: Since I became President, 43 countries have gone democratic.
    Bill Clinton: Don't coddle tyrants in China; they respond when we stand up.
    Ross Perot: Help former USSR: pennies on the dollar compared to cold war.
    Ross Perot: Time is on our side in China; many leaders are very old.
Free Trade
    Bill Clinton: For NAFTA with enforcement and job training.
    George Bush Sr.: For NAFTA because exports critical to economy.
    Ross Perot: NAFTA means a giant sucking sound as jobs are lost.
    Ross Perot: Bad trade deals come from Washington insiders cashing in.
Government Reform
    Bill Clinton: Opposes Congressional term limits; bad for smaller states.
    George Bush Sr.: Wants line item veto & individual taxpayer deficit sequester.
    George Bush Sr.: Limit Congressional terms to 12 years.
    Ross Perot: I have no experience with gridlock; only getting things done.
Gun Control
    Bill Clinton: National system to check criminal history for gun purchase.
Health Care
    Bill Clinton: Managed competition, not socialized medicine.
    George Bush Sr.: We are taking action on AIDS, despite complaints.
    George Bush Sr.: Frivolous lawsuits run up medical costs by $25 billion.
Homeland Security
    George Bush Sr.: Important to maintain 150,000 US troops in Europe.
    Ross Perot: We can only be a superpower if we are an economic superpower.
Jobs
    George Bush Sr.: Just a scare tactic that jobs move south due to lower wages.
    George Bush Sr.: Agenda for American Renewal: jobs program fro small business.
Principles & Values
    Ross Perot: Pledge to focus on the issues, without spin doctors.
    Bill Clinton: Time for a change from the last 12 years.
Social Security
    Ross Perot: Invest Trust Fund surplus like a pension fund.
    George Bush Sr.: Don't mess with Social Security.
Tax Reform
    Bill Clinton: Raise taxes on income over $200K; reduce taxes under $60K.
Technology
    George Bush Sr.: $150B for transportation infrastructure; a good beginning.
War & Peace
    Bill Clinton: No troops to Bosnia, but no-fly zone & blockade.
    George Bush Sr.: No troops in Bosnia, because we haven't defined mission.
    Ross Perot: No troops to Bosnia until America is more committed.
Welfare & Poverty
    George Bush Sr.: Create enterprise zones, but not via tax increases.


The above quotations are from The Clinton-Bush-Perot Presidential Debates, Oct. 1992.


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