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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)

Book Reviews

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An Even Better Place: America in the 21st Century, by Richard Gephardt, Michael Wessel

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Click here for 35 full quotes from Dick Gephardt in the book An Even Better Place.
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Budget & Economy
    Top 1% have benefited much more than average worker.
    Stakeholder economics: Balance for everyone’s benefit.
Civil Rights
    Christian Coalition’s intolerance has no place in politics.
    Code of conduct for US businesses empowers workers.
    More teachers, more classrooms, more federal funding.
    Opposes vouchers on equity & civic grounds.
    Longer school day and longer school year.
    More federal help for college; outraged at rising costs.
    Base trade on shared environmental values.
Families & Children
    Parental involvement with school & kids solves social woes.
Free Trade
    China: no positive economic relations with totalitarians.
    Gephardt Amendment: results-oriented trade penalties.
    Rejected NAFTA: needed more for labor & environment.
    Trade will not bring about change in China.
Government Reform
    Disturbed by cynical attitude that government is the problem.
    Limit campaign spending, by Const. amendment if needed.
    Voting reform: easier registration, weekend voting.
    Citizen participation solves crisis of faith in democracy.
Gun Control
    NRA opposes gun rules that vast majority support.
Health Care
    Federal tax breaks for small business health coverage.
    Nothing wrong with immigrants, but Americans in jobs better.
    Workers need to be paid a living wage.
    Employees must “think like owners” to compete globally.
    Require companies to invest 1% of payroll in worker training.
Principles & Values
    No more demands for perfect morality.
    Politics is a substitute for violence.
    Foundation of liberalism is community activism.
    Citizen participation will get us to “an even better place”.
Social Security
    Social Security stands between many retirees & poverty.
    Social Security is most successful peacetime program.
    Treat Social Security like insurance; no stock market.
Tax Reform
    10% Tax Plan: end loopholes, lower rates.
    Require national referendum to raise federal income tax.
    Supports R&D funding for medical and health research.
War & Peace
    Congressional authority united country for Kuwait invasion.

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