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

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2012 State of the Union address to Congress, plus the Republican Response and the Tea Party response: Jan. 24, 2012


 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    Jill Stein: It's un-American that top 1% own 90% of wealth.
    Jill Stein: Our economy is not working for our vast majority.
    Jill Stein: Austerity policies: harsh on YOU but easy for establishment.
    Jill Stein: 90% tax on bonuses for bailed out bankers.
    Barack Obama: House of cards collapsed in 2008; new rules now in place.
    Barack Obama: Push mortgage refinancing; banks repay deficit of trust.
    Barack Obama: Establish a Financial Crimes unit; end era of recklessness.
    Buddy Roemer: Washington is not broken; it is corrupted by one-percenters.
    Herman Cain: My grandchild was born in 2012 with $50,000 debt.
Corporations
    Jill Stein: Corporate elite richer than ever, but pay less tax than ever.
    Jill Stein: Record profits-with politicians' help--caused the recession.
    Jill Stein: Make all corporate tax subsidies transparent.
    Barack Obama: We bailed out auto industry, but today they're back.
    Barack Obama: End deduction for outsourcing jobs; tax outsourcing instead.
Crime
    Jill Stein: Incarcerating poor & minorities has become big business.
Education
    Jill Stein: College loans trap students in financial prison of debt.
    Jill Stein: Right to a tuition-free public education, pre-K thru college.
    Barack Obama: Make community colleges into community career centers.
Energy & Oil
    Jill Stein: Let states prevent nuclear power plants.
    Jill Stein: World War II-scale mobilization to reduce carbon burden.
    Barack Obama: All-of-the-above energy; enough natural gas or 100 years.
    Barack Obama: Don't cede wind, or solar, or battery industry to foreigners.
    Barack Obama: Clean energy on public lands, and for defense department.
    Barack Obama: FactCheck: Oil dependence low; but gas prices highest ever.
    Barack Obama: FactCheck: Promised for 3 years to end oil industry subsidy.
    Newt Gingrich: Obama favors far-left interests at expense of energy jobs.
    Ron Paul: Develop energy independence; no crony handouts like Solyndra.
Environment
    Jill Stein: Green Transition Program: convert gray economy to green.
Foreign Policy
    Barack Obama: America is the one indispensable nation in world affairs.
Free Trade
    Barack Obama: Double US exports via deals with Panama, Colombia, & S.Korea.
    Barack Obama: Trade Enforcement Unit: inspections for safe imports.
    Barack Obama: FactCheck: Chinese tire import ban replaced by other imports.
Government Reform
    Jill Stein: Voter Bill of Rights: full public financing; paper ballots.
    Barack Obama: Ban insider trading by members of Congress.
    Buddy Roemer: We need better & smarter government; not more government.
    Buddy Roemer: Super PACs distort and corrupt our politics.
    Mitch Daniels: Experiment in trickle-down government hurts middle class.
    Mitt Romney: Make government simpler, smaller, and smarter.
Health Care
    Jill Stein: Right to quality health care: Medicare for All.
    Barack Obama: FactCheck: ObamaCare covers only 1/2 of 30 million uninsured.
    Tea Party: ObamaCare was forced down our throats.
Homeland Security
    Jill Stein: End Patriot Act; it surrenders freedoms in name of security.
    Barack Obama: Take money from war budgets and fund nation-building at home.
    Mitt Romney: Military so powerful that no one thinks of challenging it.
Immigration
    Jill Stein: End the war on immigrants; end "secure communities" cruelty.
    Barack Obama: Let foreign students stay after graduating college.
    Barack Obama: FactCheck: Fewer border crossings mostly due to economy.
Jobs
    Jill Stein: Economic Bill of Rights: unionize; fair taxation; fair trade.
    Jill Stein: Full Employment Program: green jobs and community needs.
    Barack Obama: FactCheck: Jobs increasing, but still lower than in 2008.
    Newt Gingrich: Bigger government lead to more food stamps, not more jobs.
    Ron Paul: Government picking winners and losers kills jobs.
    Tea Party: Real unemployment is 18%, counting under-employment.
Principles & Values
    Jill Stein: Dems & GOP blame each other while both support establishment.
    Jill Stein: Green New Deal: emergency 4-part anti-recession program.
    Herman Cain: Exceptional nation: put "united" back into the United States.
    Mitch Daniels: Government is meant to serve the people, not supervise them.
    Mitch Daniels: No "have-nots": just "haves," and "soon-to-haves".
    Mitt Romney: Obama's record: debt, decline, and disappointment.
    Tea Party: Tea Party message: we the people are coming.
    Tea Party: Many people are Tea Partiers and don't know it.
    Tea Party: Stop the blame game; start common sense solutions.
Social Security
    Mitch Daniels: Stop paying pension benefits to the wealthy.
Tax Reform
    Barack Obama: Buffett rule: millionaires pay minimum of 30% in taxes.
    Mitch Daniels: Fewer loopholes and lower rates.
War & Peace
    Jill Stein: Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were illegal.
    Barack Obama: For first time in 9 years, no Americans are fighting in Iraq.
    Barack Obama: Make sure Afghanistan is never again a source of attack.
    Barack Obama: Take no options off the table if Iran develops nukes.
    Barack Obama: FactCheck: Taliban may control countryside after US leaves.
Welfare & Poverty
    Jill Stein: Right to affordable housing: expand rental & home assistance.


The above quotations are from 2012 State of the Union address to Congress, plus the Republican Response and the Tea Party response: Jan. 24, 2012.

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