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By Nancy S. Lind

The George W. Bush management has turn into probably the most arguable in American historical past. The president that after loved a post-9/11 astronomical approval ranking of 88 percentage ranked nearly as low in his moment time period as any president in historical past. in the course of the social protection and stem-cell study debates, the Enron trial, the Patriot Act, the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal, No baby Left at the back of, and the administration's lackluster reaction to typhoon Katrina, George Bush's presidency has been white-hot arguable, Fueling the controversies were Bush's speeches and public statements (axis of evil, project complete, etc.). This quantity is filled with primary-document excerpts from presidental speeches, public statements, and letters, and from opposing congressional arguments―an very good source for supporting scholars comprehend occasions that would impact the U.S. for years to come.

Introductory sections set the context for every record, and vast lists of websites and extra interpreting assets complement the cloth. This quantity is a superb source for supporting scholars comprehend occasions that may have an effect on the U.S. for years to come.

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I think that one of the reasons I’m sitting here is because I said to the people of the country, ‘‘We have an issue with Social Security. We have a problem. I think it’s important to be a problem-solver. ’’ I see a problem. I also see a solution. And I realize that it’s going to require bipartisan cooperation. And I look forward to working with members of both political parties in both Houses to come together and do our duty. I realize it’s not going to be easy. This isn’t easy. If it were easy, it would have already been done.

STEEL TARIFFS (NOVEMBER 2003) In March 2002, President Bush placed tariffs on imported steel to protect the domestic steel industry. The resulting issuing, and then the lifting, of the tariffs nine months later created much controversy, not only in the United States, but in the international arena as well. S. steel companies had filed for bankruptcy in the recent past, Bush attempted to protect the industry by increasing the price of steel. S. steel companies had wanted a 40 percent increase, and because of the North America Free Trade Agreement, Canada and Mexico were exempt from the tariffs.

Html Gale, William, and Samara Potter. ’’ Brookings Institute Policy Brief 101, June 2002. ’’ Online News Hour, August 13, 2002. html Irons, John, and Lee Price. ’’ Economic Policy Institute, February 16, 2006. cfm/pm20060216 Lindsey, Lawrence. ’’ February 21, 2001. ’’ The Economist, March 17, 2005. story_id¼ 3773191 Sawicky, Max. ’’ Economic Policy Institute, March 25, 2006. cfm/bp156 Solman, Paul, and Glenn Hubbard. ’’ A News hour with Jim Lehrer Transcript, August 30, 2004. html Trei, Lisa. ’’ Stanford Review, October 12, 2004.

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