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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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Renewing America's Purpose, George W. Bush


Click here for 40 full quotes from George W. Bush in the book 230-page policy outline.
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    New Prosperity Initiative: remove obstacles to advancement.
Civil Rights
    GOP to reach out with goal of prosperity for all races.
    Enforce civil rights, reform education, help people achieve.
Drugs
    Feds must help border counties fight drug traffickers.
Education
    ‘Reading First’ confronts a national emergency.
    Federal funding & flexible state design for Reading First.
Environment
    6-point plan for brownfield cleanup.
    Superfund failing: too costly; too litigious; too complex.
    Texas record: cleaner air & water; toxic cleanup.
    Incentives for private land stewardship & conservation.
    Conservation partnerships to protect lands & watersheds.
    $60M for private stewardship; tax break on conservation land.
Families & Children
    $2.3 billion over 5 years for adoption & child welfare.
    Support measures to keep children in their homes.
Free Trade
    Agrees with Clinton-Gore: PNTR for China.
    China NTR promotes freedom, security and economics.
Government Reform
    Reform the court system to serve people, not lawyers.
    Restore cooperation with Congress, to accomplish more.
    Make govt citizen-centered, results-oriented & market-based.
Gun Control
    Government should pay for voluntary trigger locks.
Health Care
    New Prosperity Initiative: $2,000 health ins. tax credit.
    Expand and Reform Medical Savings Accounts:.
    $7.4B for nursing home insurance via tax deductions.
    Affordable long-term care instead of financial ruin.
    More funding for disability assistance.
Homeland Security
    Increase military salaries & weapons spending.
    Develop SDI, even if we must breach ABM treaty.
    SDI needed for defense against rogue states & terrorists.
Immigration
    Latinos enrich us; family values go past Rio Grande.
Social Security
    Maintain basics of government’s “most successful program”.
    2% real return is not enough; sound investments get 6%.
    Support retirement via government-plus-private system.
Tax Reform
    Proposes tax cuts of $483B over 5 years.
    Lower tax rates to 10%-25%-33%; end inheritance tax.
    New Prosperity Initiative: 6 million tax-free families.
    Reduce share of tax burden on low- and middle-income.
Welfare & Poverty
    New Prosperity Initiative: rent vouchers; homeowner credits.
    $1B & tax credits for Individual Development Accounts.
    $1.7B over 5 years for home rehabs in poor neighborhoods.
    Use financial incentives for social needs via private sector.


The above quotations are from Renewing America's Purpose, George W. Bush.

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