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Do Not Ask What Good We Do
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The Path to Prosperity
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Ten Letters
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A Life of Trial and Redemption
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No Apology
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Young Guns
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The Path to Prosperity
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Promises to Keep
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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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AFSCME union Democratic primary debate in Iowa, May 17, 2003


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Budget & Economy
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Government serves public; don’t “starve the beast”.
    Dick Gephardt: 1993 tax increase & sound economics caused budget surplus.
    Howard Dean: Republicans haven’t balanced a federal budget in 34 years.
Education
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Replace property tax with national payments for schools.
    Howard Dean: Bush’s “No Child Left Behind” is an unfunded mandate.
Free Trade
    Al Sharpton: Repeal NAFTA and GATT: too business-friendly.
Government Reform
    Bob Graham: $40B aid to states to cover unfunded mandates.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Provide federal funding to states to cover unfunded mandates.
    Dennis Kucinich: End privatization: it sells government to lowest bidder.
    John Edwards: $50B aid to states to avoid municipal layoffs.
Health Care
    Al Sharpton: Right to health care, to education, and to vote.
    Bob Graham: Rx drug benefit without herding people into HMOs.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Pay for universal care with money already in system.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Replace patchwork system with Medicare-modeled system.
    Dennis Kucinich: Private companies charge 18% admin & Medicare charges 3%.
    Dick Gephardt: Tax breaks to all companies to cover all employees.
    Dick Gephardt: Subsidize 60% of health costs for all employees.
    Howard Dean: Bush prescription: take 2 tax cuts and see me in the morning.
    Howard Dean: As doctor, knows health system; and knows how to pass plan.
    John Edwards: Bush works for big HMOs and big pharma; I stand up for you.
Jobs
    Al Sharpton: Need federal laws to protect workers, not state-by-state.
    Al Sharpton: On picket lines & in jails for 35 years for workers rights.
    Bob Graham: We pay bonuses in suites & fire workers in basement.
    Dennis Kucinich: Enshrine workers’ rights in a workers’ White House.
    Dennis Kucinich: Joblessness is a weapon of mass destruction.
    Dick Gephardt: Represents hard-working labor union people.
    Dick Gephardt: Establish international minimum wage.
    Howard Dean: Supports living wage via subsidies for kids & housing.
Principles & Values
    Al Sharpton: I want to privatize only one thing: privatize George Bush.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Fight the greedy and help the needy.
    Howard Dean: Democrats are as angry at Dems as at GOP.
    Howard Dean: Rule by hope instead of rule by fear.
    John Edwards: Fight for values of people and workers over privilege.
    John Edwards: Fight for values of people and workers over privilege.
Social Security
    Dennis Kucinich: Stop privatization and return retirement age to 65.
Tax Reform
    Al Sharpton: Bush tax cuts make us victims of a war of mass distraction.
    Al Sharpton: Bush isn’t cutting taxes, he’s shifting taxes.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Roll back the tax cut to create peace and prosperity.
    Howard Dean: Bush’s tax cuts made $10,000 debt for every child.
Technology
    Al Sharpton: $250 billion infrastructure-redevelopment plan.
    Howard Dean: Invest in rural broadband to replace lost farm jobs.
War & Peace
    Bob Graham: Iraq was a distraction from the war on terror.


The above quotations are from AFSCME union Democratic primary debate in Iowa, May 17, 2003. Error processing SSI file

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