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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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Preparing Our Country for the 21st Century : The Official Transcript of the United We Stand America Conference


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Budget & Economy
    Alan Keyes: Can’t address budget deficit until we address moral deficit.
    Dick Armey: Improve economy by encouraging savings via tax code.
    Dick Gephardt: People are working harder for same wages.
    Lamar Alexander: Reduce government to spur growth.
    Rev. Jesse Jackson: Back out of debt the same way we got in.
Civil Rights
    Alan Keyes: Affirmative action turns back the clock.
    Pat Buchanan: Tear out diversity programs, root and branch.
Crime
    Rev. Jesse Jackson: 4 Balls, not 3 Strikes.
    Rev. Jesse Jackson: More African-American parolees than graduates.
Drugs
    Rev. Jesse Jackson: Crack vs. powder is black vs. white.
Education
    Lamar Alexander: Allow organized voluntary prayer in public schools.
    Lamar Alexander: Give school decisions back to families.
    Rev. Jesse Jackson: Lifetime of prayer, not one minute in school.
    Rev. Jesse Jackson: Choice schools to choice children is un-American.
Families & Children
    Rev. Jesse Jackson: Nurture, not police.
    Tommy Thompson: Demand child support or fathers face jail.
Foreign Policy
    Pat Buchanan: End New World Order; end foreign aid.
    Rev. Jesse Jackson: Let Europe & Japan share more of defense burden.
Free Trade
    Dick Gephardt: Fair trade on an equal playing field.
    Pat Buchanan: GATT surrenders our national sovereignty.
    Pat Buchanan: We will rue the day we passed NAFTA.
    Rev. Jesse Jackson: American workers can’t compete with slave labor.
    Rev. Jesse Jackson: Working people cannot afford adding Chile to NAFTA.
    Rev. Jesse Jackson: Joined with Perot as “Odd Couple” in opposing NAFTA.
Government Reform
    Alan Keyes: Call halt to “War on this” and “War on that”.
    Alan Keyes: Only valid reason to go to Washington is to break up power.
    Dick Gephardt: Limit campaigns to 8 weeks, with no TV.
    Lamar Alexander: Complete Reagan Revolution with term limits & line-item veto.
    Pat Buchanan: Term limits for federal judges.
    Tommy Thompson: Common sense over “government sense”.
Health Care
    Dick Gephardt: Health care reform: no selective insurance.
    Rev. Jesse Jackson: Balance budget to afford comprehensive coverage.
    Tommy Thompson: Let states reform Medicaid; fight “one size fits all”.
Homeland Security
    Lamar Alexander: Stop the free fall in defense spending.
    Rev. Jesse Jackson: Pentagon is largest federal source of waste, fraud & abuse.
    Rev. Jesse Jackson: Defense pork projects are immoral.
Immigration
    Pat Buchanan: Treat illegal immigration as an invasion & repel it.
Principles & Values
    Ross Perot: UWSA: Focus on issues & solutions without special interests.
Tax Reform
    Dick Armey: Flat tax of 17% for businesses too.
    Dick Armey: Flat tax of 17% with family allowance of $33,000.
    Dick Armey: 3/5 super-majority to raise tax rates.
    Dick Armey: Tax unearned income at same rate as regular income.
    Dick Armey: Replace home mortgage deduction with bigger standard ded.
    Dick Armey: Eliminate charitable deduction.
    Dick Gephardt: Remove special interests from tax code.
    Lamar Alexander: Flatter, fairer, simpler federal income tax.
    Rev. Jesse Jackson: Richest 1% benefit from tax cuts; should be working poor.
Technology
    Dick Gephardt: Use gas tax for highway infrastructure.
War & Peace
    Pat Buchanan: Casualties “in the service of the UN” breaches sovereignty.
Welfare & Poverty
    Rev. Jesse Jackson: We spend more on corporate welfare than on AFDC.
    Rev. Jesse Jackson: Poor are not lazy; they do our dirty work.
    Tommy Thompson: No government handouts; demand something in return.
    Tommy Thompson: Supports block grants to foster state experimentation.


The above quotations are from Preparing Our Country for the 21st Century : The Official Transcript of the United We Stand America Conference.

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