| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy|
George W. Bush: Guarantees future surpluses with his tax plan.
Steve Forbes: Fed’s bizarre theory: prosperity causes inflation.
Alan Keyes: Use bully pulpit to advocate prayer, not coerce it.
Alan Keyes: Money should follow parents’ education choices.
George W. Bush: If poor kids don’t learn, give school funds to parents.
George W. Bush: Develop tests locally - no national tests.
John McCain: Tax breaks for charters - not from public school funds.
John McCain: Good teachers & bad senators don’t need $140,000 a year.
John McCain: Teach virtues in all schools.
Orrin Hatch: Vouchers will cover costs under most circumstances.
Orrin Hatch: Let parents walk away from failing schools.
Energy & Oil|
George W. Bush: Encourage oil exploration and more natural gas.
George W. Bush: Wean from oil, via electric deregulation & natural gas.
Families & Children|
Gary Bauer: Nazi salutes indicated problem at Columbine.
Steve Forbes: Don’t raid unemployment funds for family leave.
George W. Bush: China’s taste of freedom encourages capitalism’s growth.
Alan Keyes: WTO is not representative; hence unconstitutional.
Gary Bauer: WTO bureaucrats are out of control.
Gary Bauer: Apply Reagan’s USSR policy: No MFN; insist on human rights.
Gary Bauer: Nazi atrocities precluded trade. When will China’s?
Gary Bauer: Seattle protestors were right that WTO isn’t representative.
George W. Bush: Work with China, but as a competitor, not a partner.
George W. Bush: WTO for both China & Taiwan; maintain Taiwan relations law.
Orrin Hatch: China’s WTO admission will undermine police state.
Alan Keyes: Campaign reforms: unconstitutional “incumbency protection”.
Alan Keyes: Unlimited contributions, but only by people, & publicized.
Gary Bauer: Large donations buy access and are “corrupting”.
John McCain: Drain the big money swamp to kill lobbyist mosquitoes.
Orrin Hatch: McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform is unconstitutional.
Steve Forbes: Drain the tax code swamp to kill lobbyist mosquitoes.
Gary Bauer: Problem of the heart & soul, not of guns.
Steve Forbes: Haiti & Somalia interventions were mistakes.
Principles & Values|
Orrin Hatch: 23 years of experience fighting for you.
Alan Keyes: Forbes’ plan leaves IRS, and an invasive tax, intact.
Alan Keyes: Forbes’ plan still requires people to beg for tax cuts.
Alan Keyes: Sales tax gives control back to people.
Alan Keyes: Wrong to pay income taxes before basic necessities.
Gary Bauer: Estate tax is double taxation - remove it.
John McCain: 1st step to simplify taxes: close special interest loopholes.
Steve Forbes: Flat-tax IRS exists, but is smaller and less powerful.
Steve Forbes: Sales tax better than current IRS; but we’d end up with both.
Steve Forbes: McCain agrees with Forbes’ flat tax goal, but not 1st step.
John McCain: Make Internet tax moratorium permanent.
Orrin Hatch: Keep government’s mitts off the Internet.
War & Peace|
Alan Keyes: Respond to facts, not Serb intentions.
Gary Bauer: No vital US interests in Kosovo.
John McCain: Kosovo an example of feckless photo-op foreign policy.
Steve Forbes: Arming intended victims would have avoided Bosnia & Kosovo.