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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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Jeb vs. Hillary On The Issues:
Side-by-side stances on the issues

by Jesse Gordon of OnTheIssues.org



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BOOK SUMMARY by OnTheIssues.org:

This book puts OnTheIssues' web content into book form -- a direct comparison of issue stances -- not personal biographies, not political horserace analysis, not scandal histories. Each headline below is backed up with a referenced citation, in context, so you can compare for yourself what each candidate says. The comparisons are made convenient in a side-by-side layout, with book reviews and a VoteMatch issue summary at the end.

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Hillary Clinton: Issues where Jeb disagrees with Hillary Clinton.
Corporations
    Hillary Clinton: OpEd: Disagrees with progressives on corporatism & military.
Homeland Security
    Jeb Bush: OpEd: a multilateralist more than a neoconservative.
Immigration
    Jeb Bush: OpEd: Disagrees with Tea Party on immigration and education.
Principles & Values
    Hillary Clinton: OpEd: Sincerely religious, unlike Bill Clinton.
    Jeb Bush: Issues where Jeb agrees with Hillary Clinton.


The above quotations are from Jeb vs. Hillary On The Issues:
Side-by-side stances on the issues

by Jesse Gordon of OnTheIssues.org.
Domestic IssuesHillary ClintonJeb Bush
Gun Rights:Rein in idea that anybody can have a gun anywhere, anytimeStand-your-ground bill: Deadly force OK when threatened
Gun Crimes:Against illegal guns; crack down on illegal gun dealersUse a Gun and You’re Done
Criminal Sentencing:Mandatory sentences have been too widely used1990s: punishment over therapy; 2010s: that hardens people
Death Penalty:Longtime advocate of death penalty, with restrictionsFewer death-row appeals; faster executions
War on Drugs:Divert non-violent drug offenders away from prisonIllegal drugs moving over US-Mexico border has intensified
Marijuana Legalization:Medical marijuana now; wait-and-see on recreational potNo medical marijuana; it’s just a guise toward legalization
Transportation Infrastructure:Infrastructure investment creates jobs AND improves securityEnraged by citizen initiative mandating high speed rail
Hurricane Recovery: Overcome almost criminal indifference to Katrina rebuilding2004: Universal praise for handling spate of hurricanes
Environmental Protection: Remove PCBs from Hudson River by dredging 200 miles1990s: Compensate landowners; 2010s: state-run conservation
Nuclear Power: Voted against and consistently opposed to Yucca MountainUse federal funds for nuclear cleanup, with state input
Internet Taxation:Ensure net neutrality: no corporate-tiered InternetLevel playing field for Main Street vs. Internet sales tax
Internet Freedom:Balance Internet freedom of speech against defamationPractice technology in context of virtue; not isolated pleasure
Government Secrecy:Make sure surveillance doesn’t go too far, like Snowden didWikiLeaks is abhorrent but showed seriousness of Iran threat
Open Government: Administration secrecy shreds the ConstitutionLonger time and more fees to see public records
Voter Registration: Same-day voter registration; no oppressive ID requirementsScrubbed voter registration rolls to eliminate felons

Economic IssuesHillary ClintonJeb Bush
Corporate Regulation: We need bankruptcy reform, but we need the right kindChampion enterprise zones and business deregulation
Corporate Welfare: Enough with corporate welfare; enough golden parachutesFight corporate welfare: snouts out of public trough
Recession Bailout: Government action to tackle recession, not tax cutsBank bailouts were needed to avoid financial unraveling
Mortgage Crisis: Foreclosure moratorium mitigates agony; doesn’t prolong itMortgage bankers got us into this mess; they should solve it
Budget Deficit: Look back to 1990s to see how I’d be fiscally responsibleBipartisan compromise to reduce the deficit significantly
Environment vs. Economy$5B for green-collar jobs in economic stimulus packageRestrict Eminent Domain; most severe of all gov’t powers
Oil DrillingBan drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife RefugeDrilling in Gulf of Mexico hurts Florida tourism industry
Renewable EnergyTax oil profits to fund renewable energy Replace crony capitalism with free-market strategy
Government Privatization: Cut government contractors; end privatization of governmentPrivatize & outsource gov’t; fee holidays for contractors
Campaign Finance Reform: Stand for public financing and getting money out of politicsNo campaign spending limits; no public financing
Capital Gains Tax:Perhaps raise capital gains tax, but at most to 20%Remove Intangibles Tax on stocks, bonds & dividends
Inheritance Tax: Freeze estate tax at 2009 level of $7 million per coupleSupports estate tax repeal, but not at states’ expense
Tax Reform: Wealthy should go back to paying pre-Bush tax ratesCompromise on taxes ok, as part of a spending cut package

Entitlement IssuesHillary ClintonJeb Bush
ObamaCare: Non-employer system better; but don’t turn back ObamaCareObamaCare is flawed to its core
Medicare/Medicaid: Recommended managed competition; not expanding MedicareMove Medicaid from “defined benefit” to defined contribution
Mental Health: Sponsored bill for mental health service for older AmericansSlashed every request for adult mental health
Medical Malpractice: Voted NO on limiting medical liability lawsuits to $250,000Compromised on limiting medical malpractice awards
Union Policy: Stand up for unions; organize for fair wagesSchool choice is about unions versus kids
Employment Policy: Pushed for extension of unemployment insuranceCutting taxes on job creators benefits everyone
Affirmative Action: Equal pay is not yet equalOne Florida: equal minority contracts and admissions
College Policy: Establish right to education from pre-school thru collegeGuarantee college admission for top 20% of high school grads
Common Core: OpEd: Common Core recycled from Clintons in 1980s & 1990sCommon Core lets 1,000 different curriculum flowers bloom
No Child Left Behind: Ark. Education Reform taught that there is a place for testingNo Child Left Behind got states to start reforms
Charter Schools: Charter schools provide choice within public system800,000 FL parents selected schools, not district zoning
School Vouchers: Supports public school choice; but not private nor parochialEducation savings accounts: Fund students instead of schools
Social Security Privatization: Privatization off the table; but maybe payroll cap increasePrivatization became administration’s fundamental philosophy
Welfare Reform: 1990s welfare work requirement was critical step despite flawsTaking welfare should be more shameful than working
Faith-Based Organizations: Partner with faith based community in empowerment zonesWelcome community and faith based organizations as partners

Social IssuesHillary ClintonJeb Bush
Abortion: Make abortion rare by supporting adoption & foster careNo need to teach about abortion if we have moral absolutes
Family Planning: Advocates birth control but OK with faith-based disagreementFunded adoption counseling, but not abortion counseling
Stem Cells: Expand embryonic stem cell researchPrevent use of public funds for stem cell research
Gay Rights: GLBT progress since 2000, when I marched in gay pride paradeGay rights & feminism are “modern victim movements”
Defense of Marriage Act: I support gay marriage personally and as lawTraditional marriage best; but recognize gay couples
Families & Children: “It Takes a Village” implies family as part of societyPass moral judgment & teach virtue to our children
Foster Care Policy: Even welfare children are better off with their parentsNo Place Like Home initiative: find families for DCF kids
School Prayer: Allow student prayer, but no religious instructionSchool prayer OK if prayers are voluntary and student-led
Flag Issues: Voted NO on Constitutional ban on flag desecrationRemoved Confederate battle flag from Florida Capitol
Personal Faith: I have always felt the presence of God in my life9/11/2001: after emergency meeting, went to church to pray
Principles & Values: Make a pact not to give in to cynicism or hateAmerica is different because identity derives from ideals
Casino Gambling: Supports Niagara casino, but prefers job creation strategyGambling is emblematic of “something for nothing” culture
Partisanship: Triangulation replaces partisanship with a dynamic centerGOP isn’t about orthodoxy & disallowing disagreement

National Security IssuesHillary ClintonJeb Bush
Terrorism Policy: Called war on terror “Bush’s war” but has played active role$17M for new programs for terrorism response
ISIL (Islamic State): Not helping Free Syrian Army left vacuum for ISIS to fillISIL’s rise is because world has no clue where US will be
Benghazi: Benghazi: Figure out what happened to prevent repeatingConflicting accounts of Benghazi emboldens terrorists
September 11th: Called for wrath on those who attacked America on 9/11Threat from 9/11 is unprecedented for our generation
Iranian Sanctions:Political restraint against Iran’s Ahmadinejad was a mistakeEncourage regime change in Iran; keep military option open
Iraq War: I got it wrong on 2002 Iraq War voteKeep US forces in Iraq, like we did after WWII
Israel/Palestine: 2001 speech to AIPAC pledges money for Israeli militarySupport Israel in its battle against terrorism
Afghanistan War: Clinton-Gates combo won push for Afghan surgeOpEd: Not distancing himself from brother’s Afghan policy
Defense Spending: Our troops are stretched; so increase size of militaryMake Florida the most military-friendly state in the nation
Military Bases: No permanent bases, but continuing residual force in IraqSave Florida’s 21 military bases from closure or downsizing
Cuba Policy: Meet with Cuban leaders only after evidence of changeStrengthen the Cuban embargo instead of lifting it
Vietnam: Vietnam converted her from conservative to liberal1971: Troubled by LBJ’s Vietnam, but registered to serve
Korea Policy: Get China involved with North Korea diplomacySouth Korea success: 1952 devastation to 2014 first-world
Russia Policy: Take a harder line with Russia’s PutinPassivity hasn’t worked on Russia and Ukraine

International IssuesHillary ClintonJeb Bush
Climate Change: $100B per year by 2020 for climate change mitigationI’m a skeptic about global warming
Kyoto Treaty:Ratify Kyoto; more mass transitKyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries
International Treaties: Regrets US not part of International Criminal CourtWe are leader among equals in community of nations
International Diplomacy: New American Moment: new ways of global leadershipGod grants liberty only to ready to defend it
International Alliances: NATO essential for evolving threats of the 21st centuryNourish our existing alliances: that means NATO & Israel
Foreign Policy Doctrine: Idealistic realism: embody hybrid rather than categorizingNourish our existing alliances: that means NATO & Israel
Ebola Policy: Ebola won't stay confined; put resources into AfricaHandle Ebola crisis like I handled anthrax in Florida
China Policy: Focus on BRICs: Brazil, Russia, India, China, & South AfricaSupports economic cooperation between US and China
Free Trade: Supported NAFTA in 1998; opposed CAFTA since 2005Advocated Miami as HQ for Free Trade Area of the Americas
Latin American Policy: Integrate with Latin America but focus on income inequality2010: Ineptitude will bring down Chavez regime in Venezuela
Mexico Policy: More border patrolling on both Mexican AND Canadian bordersDeploy military on both sides of the US-Mexican border
Path to Citizenship: Introduce a path to earn citizenship in the first 100 daysThere is no realistic pathway to citizenship for most people
Sources of Immigration: Immigrants keep America young and dynamicImmigration is ‘not a felony’ but ‘an act of love’
Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Focus on comprehensive reform, not driver’s licenses 6-part proposal for comprehensive immigration reform


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