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Republican Debate at Dartmouth University, New Hampshire, Oct. 29, 1999


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  • Alan Keyes (12)
  • Gary Bauer (12)
  • John McCain (11)
  • Orrin Hatch (9)
  • Steve Forbes (9)
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Abortion
    John McCain: Support adoption & foster care; work together on abortion.
Budget & Economy
    Orrin Hatch: Prosperity based on Reagan’s tax cuts plus balanced budget.
Civil Rights
    Steve Forbes: Would hire gays if they share his principles.
Drugs
    Alan Keyes: It’s a moral crisis, not a drug problem.
    Alan Keyes: Drug problem is a symptom of governmental lack of discipline.
    John McCain: Prevention & education apply to alcohol as well as marijuana.
    John McCain: We’re losing drug war - just say no.
Education
    Gary Bauer: School vouchers to reduce disparity of technology have-nots.
    Gary Bauer: College is a ticket to success; sacrificing for loans is OK.
    Gary Bauer: Mixture of loans and grants for college.
    John McCain: Good teachers should earn more than bad lawyers.
    John McCain: Vouchers & charters will improve our school system.
Environment
    Steve Forbes: A lot has been done on pollution; can-do approach is key.
    Steve Forbes: Most Superfund money has gone to lawyers instead of cleanup.
Foreign Policy
    Alan Keyes: Against paying UN until they reform.
    Alan Keyes: Fostered policy of withholding UN funds; UN wastes US taxes.
Government Reform
    Gary Bauer: Bureaucracy means saying “no” to bad ideas 90% of the time.
    John McCain: Reform army, ed, & taxes to eliminate special interests.
    Orrin Hatch: Opposes judicial activism; stick to interpreting laws.
    Orrin Hatch: Campaign reform by example: $36 donations instead of $1000.
    Steve Forbes: Unlimited campaign gifts, with full disclosure.
Gun Control
    Orrin Hatch: Supports 2nd Amendment, with stricter gun law enforcement.
Health Care
    Gary Bauer: Against bureaucratic decision-making.
    Gary Bauer: Supports Medical Savings Accounts.
    Orrin Hatch: Spent most of career solving health-care problems.
    Orrin Hatch: His CHIP program insures 7-10 million kids of working poor.
    Steve Forbes: Consumerism works in health care.
Homeland Security
    John McCain: All-volunteer force succeeds; support AVF without draft.
    John McCain: $6.4B of military spending waste is a disgrace.
Immigration
    Gary Bauer: Secure borders first; then decide immigration levels.
    Gary Bauer: All immigrants should learn English plus US traditions.
Principles & Values
    Alan Keyes: Address moral crisis or lose our liberty.
    Gary Bauer: Virtue deficit needs to be paid off.
    Orrin Hatch: $36 donations from skinny-cats, not $1000 from fat-cats.
    Steve Forbes: Not beholden to establishment; so Steve serves you.
    Steve Forbes: “A new birth of freedom” of schooling, investing, & security.
Tax Reform
    Alan Keyes: Replace income tax with tariffs & duties.
    Alan Keyes: Any income tax is tax-slavery - sales tax instead.
    Alan Keyes: Income tax is Marxist control of entire economy.
    Gary Bauer: 16% flat tax; keep mortgage & charity deductions.
    Gary Bauer: 16% applies to corporations as well; with fewer deductions.
    John McCain: Supports flat tax; stop complexity by special interests.
    John McCain: Large contributions distort tax system against taxpayers.
    Orrin Hatch: Supports flat tax, but prefers “starting over”.
    Orrin Hatch: Get rid of the entire IRS code and the IRS itself.
    Steve Forbes: No tax on pensions, no tax on capital gains, no death taxes.
    Steve Forbes: Better tax incentives for business investments.
Technology
    Alan Keyes: Publicly fund NASA like we funded the western frontier.
    Alan Keyes: Supports the spiritual component of space exploration.
    Gary Bauer: School vouchers to reduce disparity of technology have-nots.
    John McCain: Encourage teachers to learn high tech.
Welfare & Poverty
    Alan Keyes: Volunteer for community service; not via government funding.
    Alan Keyes: Shift welfare from government to the faith sector.


The above quotations are from Republican Debate at Dartmouth University, New Hampshire, Oct. 29, 1999.

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