| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy|
New Prosperity Initiative: remove obstacles to advancement.
GOP to reach out with goal of prosperity for all races.
Enforce civil rights, reform education, help people achieve.
Feds must help border counties fight drug traffickers.
‘Reading First’ confronts a national emergency.
Federal funding & flexible state design for Reading First.
6-point plan for brownfield cleanup.
Superfund failing: too costly; too litigious; too complex.
Texas record: cleaner air & water; toxic cleanup.
Incentives for private land stewardship & conservation.
Conservation partnerships to protect lands & watersheds.
$60M for private stewardship; tax break on conservation land.
Families & Children|
$2.3 billion over 5 years for adoption & child welfare.
Support measures to keep children in their homes.
Agrees with Clinton-Gore: PNTR for China.
China NTR promotes freedom, security and economics.
Reform the court system to serve people, not lawyers.
Restore cooperation with Congress, to accomplish more.
Make govt citizen-centered, results-oriented & market-based.
Government should pay for voluntary trigger locks.
New Prosperity Initiative: $2,000 health ins. tax credit.
Expand and Reform Medical Savings Accounts:.
$7.4B for nursing home insurance via tax deductions.
Affordable long-term care instead of financial ruin.
More funding for disability assistance.
Increase military salaries & weapons spending.
Develop SDI, even if we must breach ABM treaty.
SDI needed for defense against rogue states & terrorists.
Latinos enrich us; family values go past Rio Grande.
Maintain basics of government’s “most successful program”.
2% real return is not enough; sound investments get 6%.
Support retirement via government-plus-private system.
Proposes tax cuts of $483B over 5 years.
Lower tax rates to 10%-25%-33%; end inheritance tax.
New Prosperity Initiative: 6 million tax-free families.
Reduce share of tax burden on low- and middle-income.
Welfare & Poverty|
New Prosperity Initiative: rent vouchers; homeowner credits.
$1B & tax credits for Individual Development Accounts.
$1.7B over 5 years for home rehabs in poor neighborhoods.
Use financial incentives for social needs via private sector.