| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Alan Keyes: God’s choice: “Just Say No” to abortion.
John McCain: “Family Conference” if daughter wanted an abortion.
Budget & Economy|
George W. Bush: Use presidential power to get money away from Congress.
George W. Bush: 10-year surplus: $2T Social Security; $1T debt; $1T tax cut.
John McCain: Use veto power to reduce government spending.
Alan Keyes: Without death penalty for murder, we disregard life.
George W. Bush: Texas school record is improving, with many minorities.
Steve Forbes: Texas schools under Bush fell from 40th-ranked to 46th.
Energy & Oil|
George W. Bush: No withdrawals from strategic oil reserve needed.
George W. Bush: Explore ANWR; explore for gas; reduce foreign dependence.
Families & Children|
Alan Keyes: Don’t lower crime age as a result of adult moral failure.
Gary Bauer: Be tough on Syria, on China, and on others.
Gary Bauer: The verdict is in: sanction China.
Steve Forbes: Sanctions if China passes technology to rogue states.
Alan Keyes: Out of WTO: no legislation without representation.
Steve Forbes: Lay out rules; then repeal MFN if China breaches rules.
Steve Forbes: Replace WTO with free trade to UK, Australia, & Pacific Rim.
George W. Bush: Pay for tax cuts with cash, not corporate loopholes.
John McCain: Close corporate loopholes; veto pork-barrel spending.
George W. Bush: Top-down review to decide which programs to cancel.
John McCain: Trust Fund is a ticking time bomb, set to go off in 2014.
John McCain: More believe in Elvis than in getting Social Security check.
George W. Bush: Use prosperous times to get money out of Washington.
Gary Bauer: Market fails poor kids-push funds for Digital Divide.
George W. Bush: Technology programs are obsolete before they start.
John McCain: Digital Divide requires tax credits for equipment & teachers.
Steve Forbes: Market will address digital divide - government stay out.
Steve Forbes: Fund NASA to Mars, but with less micro-management.
Steve Forbes: Aggressive space program, but via private sector.
War & Peace|
Gary Bauer: Stand with Israel: enough sacrifice already.
George W. Bush: Pressure Saudis to keep oil prices low.
Steve Forbes: Premature agreement with Syria could hurt Israeli security.
Steve Forbes: Syria: End support of terrorism to qualify for US funds.