By Nancy S. Lind
The George W. Bush management has develop into the most arguable in American historical past. The president that when loved a post-9/11 astronomical approval score of 88 percentage ranked virtually as low in his moment time period as any president in heritage. in the course of the social protection and stem-cell learn debates, the Enron trial, the Patriot Act, the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal, No baby Left in the back of, and the administration's lackluster reaction to storm Katrina, George Bush's presidency has been white-hot arguable, Fueling the controversies were Bush's speeches and public statements (axis of evil, undertaking entire, etc.). This quantity is filled with primary-document excerpts from presidental speeches, public statements, and letters, and from opposing congressional arguments―an first-class source for assisting scholars comprehend occasions that would have an effect on the U.S. for years to come.
Introductory sections set the context for every rfile, and wide lists of websites and additional studying resources complement the cloth. This quantity is a wonderful source for supporting scholars comprehend occasions that may have an effect on the U.S. for years to come.
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BUSH’S REMARKS ON STEEL TARIFFS (NOVEMBER 14, 2003) Q. Can I ask a question about trade? The President. Please, yes. Let me guess. [Laughter] Q. You had a ruling on Monday—— The President. We did. Q. S. decision last year. Are you going to lift the tax? The President. Well, let me kind of review the bidding right quick on this issue. The International Trade Commission ruled that imports were harming the industry. Therefore, I felt obligated to take a look at that ruling and make a decision based upon that ruling, which as you know, I did.
The President. I have never discussed with Mr. Lay the financial problems of the company. The last time that I saw Mr. Lay was at my mother’s fundraising event to—for literacy, in Houston. That would have been last spring. I do know that Mr. Lay came to the White House in—early in my administration along with, I think, 20 other business leaders to discuss the state of the economy. It was just kind of a general discussion. I have not met with him personally. Q. [Inaudible]——to inoculate and your administration politically from the fallout?
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Controversies of the George W. Bush Presidency: Pro and Con Documents by Nancy S. Lind