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Title: George W. Bush


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George W. Bush
  • Presented by
  • Nicolle Burris
  • Neil Harrison
  • Megan Hay
  • Jes Petretti

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Budget and Economy
  • 3 National Priorities
  • War on Terror
  • Protecting Homeland
  • Strengthening the Economy
  • Budget
  • Defense Spending up 7
  • Homeland Security Spending up 10
  • Everything Else less than 0.5 growth

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Budget and Economy
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Budget and Economy
  • Investment and aid to states for economic rebound
  • 20 billion to states for necessary services
  • Provide dividend and capital gains tax relief
  • Assistance to Small Businesses
  • Increase in the expensing limits from 25,000 to
    100,000

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Budget and Economy
  • Other thoughts on economy
  • Fewer regulations on small businesses
  • Cut down on junk lawsuits
  • Healthcare more affordable/predictable
  • Minimize government spending
  • Restore consumer confidence
  • Need sound energy policy

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Budget and Economy
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Tax Reform
  • Past tax relief is working
  • New home construction and home ownership rates
    are high
  • Inflation, interest, and mortgage rates are low
  • Manufacturing activity and exports are increasing
  • Productivity is high and jobs on the rise

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Tax Reform
  • Urge Congress to make certain tax cuts permanent
  • Tax on marriage
  • Tax for every child
  • Death tax

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Taxes
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Social Security
  • Strengthen and modernize Social Security
  • Strengthen pension plans and retirement security
  • Personal retirement accounts for young workers

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Social Security
  • Create Individual Development Accounts
  • More friendly Social Security for everybody
  • Freedom of choice in retirement planning
  • Minimize investment risk diversification
  • Catch up contributions for womens retirement

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Social Security
  • DNC Social Insecurity, The Sequel

14
Technology
  • Universal/affordable broadband
  • Ensuring privacy on the Internet
  • Ban identity theft and safeguard genetic
    information
  • Using technology to boost student achievements

15
Foreign Policy
  • Self defense
  • Believes that Democracy is the best way of
    government and produces any help possible for a
    country that is in political unrest
  • Bush Doctrine
  • Supports sanctions against Cuba

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Foreign Policy
  • Help poor counties around the world
  • Compromises between internationalists and
    isolationists
  • US should humbly empower other countries, not
    dictate
  • America should act as leader of free world

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Foreign Policy with China and North Korea
  • China
  • Do whatever it takes to defend Taiwan
  • China is Americas competitor, not a friend
  • China encourages Communist growth
  • North Korea
  • Persistent threat
  • WMD program

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Free Trade
  • Repeals steel tariffs he imposed in 2002
  • Does not link trade to environment and labor
  • Sow free trade and farmers will reap
  • Free market promotes dreams and individuality
  • Import fees are not the answer

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NAFTA and WTO
  • Establish Free Trade Area of the Americas by 2005
  • Add/encourage to add other countries to NAFTA
  • No trade barriers in Alaska to tip of Cape Horn
  • Supports WTO, NAFTA, and anti-dumping

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Military Personnel and Missile Defense
  • Military Personnel
  • Increased military pay by 4 per year and
    increased military housing
  • Better Equipment, better training
  • More research and development for new weapons
  • Missile Defense
  • Dont use for military advantage
  • Must protect all, including allies

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War on Terror
  • Homeland defense
  • Increased security of critical infrastructure
  • Deter terrorists
  • Bush planned to overthrow Saddam before 9/11
  • Defeating terrorists will take a lot of time and
    effort

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Terrorism
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Immigration
  • Support temporary worker program but oppose
    amnesty
  • Citizen waiting period
  • Respect other languages, children learn English

24
Education
  • No Child Left Behind Act
  • Helps children master basic skills
  • Kids falling behind identified via testing

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Education
  • School choice
  • Options to kids in failing or unsafe school
    systems
  • Free tutoring
  • Annual report cards for performance of schools
  • Jobs for the 21st century
  • Stronger background in math and science required
  • Aid students falling behind in math
  • Better AP programs

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Criticism on Education
  • When it comes to education, George W. Bush has
    been the photo-op President. He stands next to
    children and teachers for a picture, but he
    doesnt stand with them when it comes to
    improving our public schools.  By signing the No
    Child Left Behind Act and then breaking his
    promise by not giving schools the resources to
    help meet new standards, George Bush has
    undermined public education and left millions of
    children behind.

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Welfare and Poverty
  • Religious Charity
  • Open billions of dollars in grant money
  • No religious discrimination
  • USA Freedom Corps
  • Help all Americans answer call to service
  • Federal government combines resources with many
    other sectors
  • Volunteers for Prosperity

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Welfare and Poverty
  • Fighting Poverty
  • Compassionate conservatism
  • White House Office of Faith-Based and Community
    Initiatives
  • Brings together all the charity groups
  • Fighting HIV / AIDS
  • Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
  • Prevention, treatment, and care for regions all
    over the world

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Welfare and Poverty
  • Fighting Drug Addictions
  • Vouchers for addicts seeking treatment
  • Help to find treatment from appropriate
    organizations
  • Make treatment more readily available

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Health Care
  • Affordable health care coverage
  • Less restrictions on Health Savings Accounts
    (HSA)
  • Easier for small employers to offer better health
    coverage
  • Support to Medicaid and S-CHIP
  • Tax exemption for long-term assistance
  • High-Quality care

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Health Care
  • Modernize Medicare
  • Choice of doctors, hospitals, treatment centers
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Disease prevention coverage
  • New treatments

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Criticism on Health Care
  • George Bush has chosen to lavish tax cuts upon
    the wealthiest among us while working Americans
    struggle to afford health care for their
    families.

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Abortion
  • Abortion
  • Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003
  • Stem-Cells
  • Supports Adult Stem-Cell Research
  • Limits on embryos
  • International family-planning groups
  • No U.S. funding if group offers abortion or
    abortion counseling

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Criticism on Abortion
  • G. W. Bush has the power as the President of the
    United States to overturn this legal
    child-killing, but refuses to exercise this
    power, and so is responsible for all the
    child-killing he is allowing.

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Families and Children
  • Prevention STDs
  • Double funding for programs that encourage
    abstinence
  • Relief for families
  • Quicken marriage penalty relief
  • Raise child tax credit

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Crime
  • Wants stricter enforcement of national hate
    crimes law
  • Believes in tough love
  • Supports capital punishment
  • Does not grant clemency easily
  • Wants increased penalties for juveniles
  • Supports trying minors as adults for violent
    crimes

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Death Penalty
  • Death penalty for deterrence, not revenge
  • Death penalty for hate crimes
  • DNA evidence for death penalty cases

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Gun Control
  • Basic right to gun ownership
  • Hunting and personal protection
  • Legal age for gun ownership to 21
  • Ban on assault weapons
  • The right to carry a concealed weapon

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Drugs
  • Aggressive drug education, treatment and
    enforcement
  • Feds must help border countries fight drug
    traffickers
  • Stronger penalties for first time cocaine
    possession
  • Parents should make up the past by warning kids
    against drugs

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Alcoholism
  • Identifies with former addicts based on his
    former alcoholism
  • Wants more federal funding for all aspects of the
    Drug War

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Civil Rights
  • Local control with consequences if racial
    profiling occurs
  • Ten Commandments in schools for inherent values
  • Confederate flag left up to the states

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Affirmative Action
  • Supports affirmative access
  • Reach out to minorities without quotas
  • Signed legislation for top 10 of graduates from
    Texas schools to be automatically accepted to any
    public university in Texas

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Gay Rights
  • Claims gay tolerance
  • On the record as adamantly opposed to hiring an
    openly gay person in his Administration
  • Blocked hate-crimes legislation
  • Equal rights, not special rights
  • Opposed to gay marriage constitutional ban
  • Private organizations (such as Boy Scouts) have
    the right to decide whether they will accept
    homosexuals

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Environment
  • Public value
  • Impressive results
  • Federal government important role in protecting
    the environment
  • Common-sense approaches
  • 1.2 billion hydrogen fuel initiative

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