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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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For the Record
From Wall Street to Washington
by Treasury Secretary Donald T. Regan



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Budget & Economy
    Donald Regan: Amortize government purchases like homebuyers do.
    Donald Regan: Economy needs steady, predictable monetary policy.
    Donald Regan: Deficits don't matter, s long as economy is growing.
    John Boehner: Home loans were source of bank crisis.
    Milton Friedman: Erratic monetary policy is greatest threat to economy.
    Phil Gramm: Gramm-Rudman: mandate balanced budget & deficit reduction.
    Ronald Reagan: Signed Gramm-Rudman to mandate balanced budget.
    Ronald Reagan: 1985: $68B in spending cuts; but SDI funding doubled.
Foreign Policy
    Ronald Reagan: Democracy & market economy result in a better life.
    Ronald Reagan: Reagan-Gorbachev meetings based on personal contact.
Homeland Security
    Donald Regan: Iran-Contra scandal: consequences for Israel too.
    Donald Regan: USSR motivated to reduce strategic nukes by staggering cost.
    Ronald Reagan: OpEd: Reagan no part of diverting Iran-Contra funds.
    Ronald Reagan: OpEd: Sought nuclear treaty as legacy toward world peace.
    Ronald Reagan: Policy of openness to deal with Iran-Contra scandal.
Principles & Values
    Donald Regan: Resigned as a result of the Iran-Contra scandal.
    Ronald Reagan: OpEd: hands-off management has inevitable disasters.
    Ronald Reagan: Scale of re-election victory meant mandate on policies.
    Ronald Reagan: Trusted his aides to act on his intentions, not his orders.
Tax Reform
    Donald Regan: 10% tax reduction each year for three years.
    Donald Regan: Lower taxes for all, by eliminating special privileges.
    Ronald Reagan: Tax reform's goal: replace incomprehensible system.
    Ronald Reagan: 1986 Tax Reform: reduce top rate from 50% to 28%.
War & Peace
    Donald Regan: OpEd: Goal of strategic nuke talks was to keep talking.
    Ronald Reagan: OpEd: Iran-Contra contradicted "Never deal with terrorists".


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From Wall Street to Washington
by Treasury Secretary Donald T. Regan.

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