Friday, May 16, 2008

John McCain's Fourteen Point Plan

What John McCain hopes to have achieved by January 2013, at the end of his first term as president:

1. America has welcomed home the servicemen and women who have sacrificed terribly so that America might be secure in her freedom.
2. The Iraq War has been won and Iraq is a functioning democracy.
3. The threat from a resurgent Taliban in Afghanistan has been greatly reduced if not eliminated.
4. There has not been a major terrorist attack in America since September 11, 2001.
5. America has experienced several years of robust economic growth and Americans again have confidence in their economic future.
6. Congress has lowered taxes and passed fundamental tax reform offering a choice in how taxes are filed.
7. Americans who lost jobs in the global economy are assisted by reformed unemployment insurance and worker retraining programs.
8. Public education in America is much improved and test scores and graduation rates are rising everywhere in the country.
9. Health care has become more accessible to more Americans than at any other time in history.
10. America is well on the way to independence from foreign sources of oil, alleviating the environmental threat posed from climate change and greatly improving our security as well.
11. Scores of judges have been confirmed to the federal district and appellate courts who understand that they were not sent there to write our laws but to enforce them.
12. Voluntary national service has grown in popularity, with educational benefits used as incentives and frequent appeals for service from the White House.
13. Young Americans understand that true happiness is much greater than the pursuit of pleasure, and can only be found by serving causes greater than self-interest.
14. America is safer, freer, and wealthier.

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