OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: F-102 Pilot, Texas Air National Guard; CEO, Bush Exploration; Senior Adviser to 1988 Bush Presidential Campaign; Managing General Partner, Texas Rangers Baseball Team
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Yale University, B.A.; Harvard University, M.B.A.
PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Governor of Texas
I'm running for President because I believe our prosperity must have a purpose. The purpose is to leave no one out...no one behind. I believe government's role is to create an environment where entrepreneurs and families can reach their dreams and flourish.
As President, I will improve our schools by insisting on high standards, local control, and real accountability. There can be no second-rate schools because there are no second-rate children. I believe all children can learn. And no child should be left behind.
I will also save and strengthen Social Security for this generation and the generations to come. Under my administration, there will be no change in existing benefits for retirees or near-retirees. And for younger workers, I support giving them the option of investing a portion of their Social Security taxes into sound investments they control.
As President, I will also work to reduce taxes for all taxpayers and rebuild our military with better pay, better training, and better equipment.
I also want you to know what kind of leader I'll be as your President. I am a uniter, not a divider. I don't need polls to tell me how to think. I'm guided by principles ingrained in my heart trust local people to make decisions for their schools and communities; understand that peace is best kept through strength, not weakness; limit government with tax cuts and spending restraint; fight for American interests and America's workers; promote strong families and personal responsibility.
George W. Bush
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