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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)
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2004)
Dreams from My Father
by Pres. Barack Obama (1996)

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Pres. Obama's Address to Joint Session of Congress, Sept. 8, 2011, plus opposition responses

Pres. Obama addressed a Joint Session of Congress on Sept. 8, 2011, to introduce his "American Jobs Act".

Excerpts below, including those from the responses from the Republican contenders for President.

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    Newt Gingrich: No sequel to failed stimulus & job-killing policies.
    Thad McCotter: "Stimulus" just means more taxes, spending, & deficits.
    Buddy Roemer: Government stimulus creates jobs, but only in China.
    Gary Johnson: Trillion-dollar stimulus failed; so will another $450B?
    Jon Huntsman: OpEd: Huntsman offers most pro-growth proposal ever.
    Rick Perry: We cannot spend our way to prosperity.
    Herman Cain: Block proposals for more spending and debt.
    Barack Obama: $4,000 tax credit for companies who hire unemployed workers.
    Michele Bachmann: We need to give job creators certainty.
    Mitt Romney: America needs a conservative businessman to recover economy.
    Michele Bachmann: Longer unemployment means people less likely to find jobs.
    Mitt Romney: Obama's policies have put 2.5 million Americans out of work.
Principles & Values
    Barack Obama: Compact in past decades: do your job & make it in America.
    Ron Paul: Routinely skips presidential speeches as "a bunch of fluff".
Tax Reform
    Barack Obama: We need a tax code where everybody pays their fair share.
    Gary Johnson: Replace job-killing tax code with FairTax.
    Jon Huntsman: Eliminate loopholes & make code flatter & simpler.
    Michele Bachmann: Reduce repatriation tax to zero percent.
    Barack Obama: Investing in the future is federal responsibility.

The above quotations are from Pres. Obama's Address to Joint Session of Congress, Sept. 8, 2011, plus opposition responses.

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