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A Guide To An Evenutal Budget Deal: As the federal government approaches what is referred to as the “triple witching hour”, Litan outlines the four principles that should guide any kind of forthcoming budget deal: spending cuts, additional revenue (gained by closing loopholes, not raising marginal rates), subjecting only future beneficiaries to entitlement program changes, and the acceptance from policy makers that any form of budget deal will not be a permanent solution to our fiscal woes. (Forbes, Robert E. Litan) Bushes Congratulate Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Aung San Suu Kyi, on Electoral Success in Myanmar: Mrs. Bush praised long time freedom advocate and Nobel Laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi, for her political party’s success in recent weeks. Burma’s opposition party’s victory marks a significant milestone in the nation’s history “which is emerging from a ruthless era of military rule”. (Dallas Morning News, Tom Benning) Building on the Values of No Child Left Behind: In the wake of last week’s annual legislative conference of the Council of Chief State School Officers, the topic of conversation in the realm of education continues to be No Child Left Behind. Recognizing that NCLB could be tweaked and improved upon, “it's vital for students and the future of this country that the core principles of accountability, transparency and equality be preserved.” (Huff Post Education, Eric Smith)
GEORGE W. BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM
As the 13th presidential library, the Bush Library and Museum promotes an understanding of the American presidency, examines the specific time in history during which President Bush served, and provides access to official records and artifacts from the Bush Administration.
SHAPING THE FUTURE
THE GEORGE W. BUSH INSTITUTE
The Bush Institute is an action-oriented, nonpartisan policy organization that cultivates leaders, fosters policies to solve today’s most pressing challenges, and takes action to save and change lives. Our work is inspired by the principles that guide President and Mrs. Bush in public life.Full Bio
TARIFF-IED: Trade Talk with Matthew Rooney
This week, trade relations between the U.S. and India are continuing to escalate. Earlier this month, the U.S. stopped granting India special trade privileges by taking away the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program, and India has responded by enforcing more tariffs of its own. The George W. Bush-SMU Economic Growth Initiative Director Matthew Rooney breaks down the trade conflict: For more information on trade groups and the global economy, visit www.bushcenter.org/scorecard.
How Trade Spreads Holiday Cheer
It is projected that the average American household will spend more than $1,000 during the holidays this year.
Deporting Salvadorans May Lead to Economic Decline
We should think carefully about a policy whose major impacts are likely to be reductions in employment and economic activity here at home, and increased instability and lawlessness along our borders.
Bush Institute's Laura Collins Talks Immigration on Good Morning Texas
Last week, Deputy Director of Economic Growth at the George. W. Bush Institute Laura Collins spoke with Good Morning Texas about immigration myths. During the interview, Collins had the opportunity to set the record straight and address common misconceptions about legal immigrants living in America today. The segment was inspired from facts released earlier this fall by the Bush Institute in the third edition of America's Advantage: A Handbook on Immigration and Economic Growth. Watch the full Good Morning Texas interview here.