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Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Ten Letters
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A Life of Trial and Redemption
about V.P. Joe Biden (2010)
No Apology
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2010)
Young Guns
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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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I Ain't Got Time To Bleed: Reworking the Body Politic from the Bottom Up, by Jesse Ventura


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Click here for 46 full quotes from Jesse Ventura in the book I Ain't Got Time To Bleed.
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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Doesn’t support abortion, but leave them legal.
Budget & Economy
    End pork-barrel spending; return surplus to the people.
    Return any budget surpluses to the taxpayers automatically.
    Government policy should facilitate business.
Crime
    No role for governor in crime; it’s for local police.
    Put up with death penalty until life sentences mean life.
Drugs
    Tougher drunk-driving laws for repeat offenders.
    Stop being so afraid of marijuana; some uses are OK.
    The war on drugs has failed; look for other solutions.
    Stopped taking steroids & made FDA posters against them.
Education
    Commonsense steps to improve public education.
    Reducing class size solves many educational problems.
    Loosen federal control; leave more to state & locals.
    Mainstream disabled students.
    No government money for higher education.
    Mainstrean special-ed kids, like his daughter did.
    Neighborhoods shouldn’t abandon their public schools.
Families & Children
    Community regulates behavior better than government.
    No more tax subsidy for child care; parents’ responsibilty.
Government Reform
    Government should get out of the way and let people live.
    Government service should be temporary; not a career.
    To change system, private citizens must get involved.
    Put political process on TV; exposure beats incumbency.
    Fought and lost on removing stupid milk regulations.
    Spend every 4th year removing obsolete laws.
Gun Control
    If you’re going to own a gun, know what you’re doing.
    Guns are designed to kill; respect them.
Health Care
    Comment “suicides are weak” meant “don’t encourage them”.
Homeland Security
    Against the draft; for including women except in combat.
    War isn’t civilized; don’t expect warriors to be.
    Military is stronger if all-volunteer.
Jobs
    Supports prevailing wages but not living wages.
    Strongly pro-union; and a union member.
Principles & Values
    I didn’t need this job (as governor).
    Voters want honesty; he provides it.
    Fiscally conservative and socially liberal.
    Wanted to be mayor & governor; doesn’t want to be president.
    Two traditional parties are out-of-control monsters.
    Does not plan to run for president; but won’t rule it out.
    Big Plan: smart government and self-sufficiency.
    Problem is with fundamentalist fanatics, not religion.
Tax Reform
    Let people keep as much of their money as possible.
    Replace income tax with 15% national sales tax.
    $600 “Jesse Checks” tax rebate to every taxpayer.
War & Peace
    We need Saddam as the bad guy in oil disputes.
Welfare & Poverty
    Believes in private charity, not government charity.


The above quotations are from I Ain't Got Time To Bleed: Reworking the Body Politic from the Bottom Up, by Jesse Ventura.

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