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Former Mayor of New York City; Republican Candidate for 2000 Senate (NY):
Rudy Giuliani on the Issues

Rudy Giuliani on Abortion

  • Personally oppose abortion, but let the woman decide. (Dec 2007)
  • Would probably not sign federal ban on all abortions. (Nov 2007)
  • Ultimate decision by woman, her conscience & her doctor. (Aug 2007)
  • 2000: ran against Hillary as a pro-choice candidate. (Jul 2007)
  • Allowing choice keeps government out of people�s lives. (May 2007)
  • Seek bipartisan ways to reduce abortion & increase adoption. (May 2007)
  • Forever against abortion; but respect others� choice. (May 2007)
  • Appoint constructionist judges, but no litmus test. (May 2007)
  • Would personally advise women against abortion. (May 2007)
  • 1997:Supported partial birth; opposed parental notificiation. (May 2007)
  • Would not oppose strong pro-life plank of GOP platform. (May 2007)
  • Giuliani donated to Planned Parenthood throughout 1990s. (May 2007)
  • Ok to repeal Roe v. Wade, but ok to view it as precedent too. (May 2007)
  • Allow states to fund or not fund abortion. (May 2007)
  • Encourage adoptions; ban partial-birth abortion. (May 2007)
  • Embryonic stem cell research ok if limited properly. (May 2007)
  • FactCheck: Encouraged adoptions; but over-stated results. (May 2007)
  • Pro-choice; no ban on partial-birth abortions. (Dec 1999)

Rudy Giuliani on Budget & Economy

  • Get economy back on track based on growth principles. (Jan 2008)
  • Include permanent tax cuts in any economic stimulus package. (Jan 2008)
  • US less competitive if we overtax, over-regulate & overspend. (Jan 2008)
  • Tax cut right now would provide stimulus and avoid recession. (Jan 2008)
  • Retire 42% of federal employees in next decade, to save $20B. (Dec 2007)
  • Restrain Congress� spending; don�t ask people to sacrifice. (Dec 2007)
  • 10% across-the-board cut; people can get services other ways. (Dec 2007)
  • Goal of balancing budget, but no pledge. (Dec 2007)
  • Across-the-board spending cuts; zero out failing programs. (Nov 2007)
  • Fundamentals: low taxes; few regulations; control spending. (Oct 2007)
  • Romney increased spending by 8%; I cut spending by 7%. (Oct 2007)
  • FactCheck: Hillary never called free market �destructive�. (Oct 2007)
  • FactCheck: 11% tax-burden decrease is correct but misleading. (Oct 2007)
  • I took over NYC in fiscal crisis;then reduced taxes 23 times. (Sep 2007)
  • Establish accountability in Washington, like in NYC. (Jun 2007)
  • Taught NYC how to use principles of fiscal conservatism. (May 2007)
  • 1990s: Cut spending in 1st term but raised spending in 2nd. (May 2007)
  • Under-estimate future revenue to force cost containment. (Oct 2002)
  • Economic development requires maintenance. (Jan 2000)
  • Fiscal responsibility turned $2B deficit into $2B surplus. (Dec 1999)
  • Record tourism based on revitalization. (Dec 1999)
  • Entertainment revitalization contributes to economy. (Dec 1999)

Rudy Giuliani on Civil Rights

  • Comfortable with trying to reach voters in Spanish. (Jan 2008)
  • No Marriage Amendment needed now, but maybe if DOMA fails. (Oct 2007)
  • Supports domestic partnerships, but not same-sex marriage. (Aug 2007)
  • Don�t change gays-in-military policy in time of war. (Jun 2007)
  • 1990s: Arrested hundreds of unlicensed art vendors. (May 2007)
  • 1990s: City jobs cuts fell disproportionately on black staff. (May 2007)
  • Opposed Pres. Bush�s ban on gay marriage. (Jan 2007)
  • Pro gay rights. (Jul 2006)
  • Anti-Catholic art is disgusting; appoints decency council. (Feb 2001)
  • Brooklyn Museum closed due to lease rules, not censorship. (Oct 1999)
  • Free speech for private expression, not publicly-funded art. (Oct 1999)
  • No taxpayer dollars for offensive art. (Oct 1999)
  • Extended all city benefits to same-sex couples. (May 1998)
  • Dismantled affirmative action program for NYC contracts. (Mar 1997)
  • Supports affirmative action. (Apr 1989)

Rudy Giuliani on Corporations

  • Reduce corporate tax from 35% to 25%, to increase revenue. (Dec 2007)
  • FactCheck: Corporate tax cut would reduce revenue by half. (Dec 2007)
  • Will not sever consulting firm ties unless legally required. (Dec 2007)
  • Business goes abroad when we overregulate and overtax. (Oct 2007)
  • Low corporate tax rates encourage business locating in US. (Aug 2007)
  • 1990s: NYC paid millions in �corporate retention deals�. (May 2007)
  • Formed corporate consulting firm, Giuliani Partners. (Jan 2002)

Rudy Giuliani on Crime

  • FactCheck: crime NOT at record high when Rudy took office. (Nov 2007)
  • FactCheck: NYC crime did drop, but others deserve credit too. (Oct 2007)
  • FactCheck: Hired 3,660 new cops, but took credit for 12,000. (Oct 2007)
  • What has he done for minorities? They�re alive!. (May 2007)
  • Enforced jaywalking laws as part of �broken windows� theory. (May 2007)
  • Arrested homeless for crimes like public urination. (May 2007)
  • Father, Harold, served 16 months for armed robbery. (May 2007)
  • As mayor, reduced crime but didn�t raise police pay. (Jan 2007)
  • Considered police brutality in Louima case an aberration. (Jan 2007)
  • Applies strict moral standards to lawbreakers. (Jan 2007)
  • Prosecuted Miss America for fraud (and lost). (Jan 2007)
  • Prefers death penalty for 9/11 conspirators. (May 2006)
  • Insisted on enforcing minor offenses, & cleaned up crime. (Oct 2005)
  • Banished �squeegee men�: civility from treating small crimes. (Oct 2002)
  • Community policing is comforting but doesn�t stop crime. (Oct 2002)
  • Giuliani backs police in Bronx killing. (Mar 2000)
  • Home ownership decreases crime. (Jan 2000)
  • Need DNA Lab to Combat Crime. (Jan 2000)
  • Crime cut in half in NYC. (Dec 1999)
  • �CompStat� system stresses police accountability. (Dec 1999)
  • Giuliani�s sampling: large drops in all violent crime. (Dec 1999)
  • Quality of Life initiatives as well as crime reduction. (Dec 1999)
  • Risk cannot be eliminated, but take security seriously. (Jul 1999)

Rudy Giuliani on Drugs

  • AdWatch: Got tough on drugs like meth in Massachusetts. (Dec 2007)
  • FactCheck: Romney�s tough-on-drugs meth bill never passed. (Dec 2007)
  • Tried to ban methadone treatment for heroin addicts. (May 2007)
  • In Dorismond drug shooting, sullied victim as �no choirboy�. (Jan 2007)
  • Drug policy should be an integral part of foreign policy. (Sep 1997)

Rudy Giuliani on Education

  • FactCheck: No, Hispanic K-12 test scores are rising. (Dec 2007)
  • NYC public school system dysfunctional & should be blown up. (Oct 2007)
  • Lobbied to cut state aid to NYC schools. (May 2007)
  • Supports Ten commandments & prayer in schools. (May 2007)
  • Attended Catholic high school in Brooklyn. (Jan 2007)
  • Cut city funding for offensive art at Brooklyn Museum. (Oct 2002)
  • Schools should focus on educating kids, not protecting jobs. (Oct 2002)
  • Open schools on weekends for remedial catch-up. (Jan 2001)
  • Sell Board of Ed HQ to shrink it. (Mar 2000)
  • Improve schools by taking on the unions & special interests. (Jan 2000)
  • Reading projects offer tutoring & improve test score. (Dec 1999)
  • $50M for more art teachers & art programs. (Dec 1999)
  • Replace Board of Ed with appointed commissioner. (Apr 1999)
  • Opposes prayer in school. (Apr 1989)

    School Choice

  • Let parents be the deciders on their children�s education. (Dec 2007)
  • All parents want more control & choice over kids� schooling. (Dec 2007)
  • Revolutionize public education by allowing for choice. (Dec 2007)
  • Empower parents to decide parochial, charter, or home school. (Oct 2007)
  • Supports vouchers and supports using the word vouchers. (Oct 2002)
  • Privatize failing schools. (Jan 2000)
  • Charter Schools create competition. (Jan 2000)
  • Voucher program for New York City. (Jan 2000)
  • Experiment in NYC with school vouchers. (Apr 1999)

Rudy Giuliani on Energy & Oil

  • Support the technologies that improve alternative energy use. (Jan 2008)
  • Opposes mandated 35mpg by 2020; develop alternatives instead. (Dec 2007)
  • Don�t draw the line anywhere--advance all technologies. (Oct 2007)
  • Accept global warming & work toward energy independence. (Jun 2007)
  • Signing Kyoto would just move CO2 emissions to China & India. (Mar 2007)
  • No new energy tax; focus on alternatives instead. (Mar 2007)
  • Nuclear power is dangerous, but nobody�s died from it. (Mar 2007)
  • Develop energy-independent technology, but not wind power. (Mar 2007)
  • Got to expand nuclear and do clean coal. (Jan 2006)
  • Open Strategic Petroleum Reserve to battle high oil prices. (Feb 2000)
  • Oil crisis is �compelling justification� to use Reserves. (Feb 2000)

Rudy Giuliani on Environment

  • Prepare better for next Hurricane Katrina. (Aug 2007)

Rudy Giuliani on Families & Children

  • Conservative record:I drove pornography out of Times Square. (Oct 2007)
  • Annulled 14-year 1st marriage because wife was 2nd cousin. (Jan 2007)
  • Restrict sex shops to small buffer zone. (Oct 2002)
  • Give Elian citizenship; decide fate in family court. (Apr 2000)
  • Good jobs build good families-we�ve created 360,000 jobs. (Feb 2000)
  • Child Protection should move toward permanent foster homes. (Jan 2000)

Rudy Giuliani on Foreign Policy

  • No one told Obama that Russia has a veto power at the UN. (Sep 2008)
  • Stand against Chavez�s & Castro�s form of dictatorship. (Dec 2007)
  • Democracy is a long-term goal, after building bedrock. (Aug 2007)
  • Iran is dangerous; not 10 years from nuclear weapons. (Jun 2007)
  • Bring peace by sharing gift of freedom with Middle East. (Jun 2007)
  • 1980s: Denied asylum to Haitian refugees. (May 2007)
  • As mayor, asked Yasir Arafat to leave concert both attended. (Jan 2007)
  • Foreign experience as mayor, at Justice Dept., & in 91 trips. (Jan 2006)
  • The Patriot Act, Afghanistan and Iraq wars: all very good. (Jan 2006)

Rudy Giuliani on Free Trade

  • China is a great opportunity and a great caution for the US. (Jan 2008)
  • NAFTA has been a good thing and should be enforced. (Dec 2007)
  • More trade with Qatar & emirates is good against terrorism. (Dec 2007)
  • Good deals pending with Peru, Colombia, Panama, South Korea. (Oct 2007)
  • Balance foreign debt by selling more things overseas. (Oct 2007)
  • Take advantage of globalization--market US healthcare abroad. (Mar 2007)

Rudy Giuliani on Government Reform

  • President must be free to defend nation with surveillance. (Dec 2007)
  • Focus on terrorism, immigration, tax cut, & small government. (Dec 2007)
  • Supports tort reform like �loser pays� rule. (Oct 2007)
  • FactCheck: Thompson with GOP; not obstacle to tort reform. (Oct 2007)
  • Frivolous lawsuits eat up 2.2% of GDP. (Oct 2007)
  • Supports line-item veto, but Clinton�s was unconstitutional. (Oct 2007)
  • FactCheck: Frivolous lawsuits don�t eat 2.2% of GDP. (Oct 2007)
  • Qualification for VP is readiness for presidency, in wartime. (Aug 2007)
  • Pardoning Libby OK because sentence was excessive. (Jun 2007)
  • Gets credit for killing the line-item veto. (May 2007)
  • Line item veto is unconstitutional; beat Clinton�s in 1990s. (May 2007)
  • No city reinvention, but success on crime, colleges & budget. (May 2007)
  • Attempted to undo term limits to extend his mayoralty. (Jan 2007)
  • Ardent supporter of campaign finance reform. (Aug 2006)
  • Applied �reinventing government� to New York City. (Oct 2002)
  • Debates on campaign finance reform miss the point on honesty. (Oct 2002)

Rudy Giuliani on Gun Control

  • Government can impose reasonable regulations on guns. (Nov 2007)
  • Focus on criminals, not on guns. (Sep 2007)
  • NYC gun control laws made NYC safest big city in US. (Sep 2007)
  • 2nd Amendment gives people the individual right to bear arms. (May 2007)
  • Supported nationwide licensing & assault weapons ban. (May 2007)
  • Things you do in NY about guns may be different than TX. (May 2007)
  • Gun control reduces urban crime; no effect on hunting. (Feb 2007)
  • NYC sued two dozen major gun manufacturers and distributors. (Jun 2000)
  • All gun owners should pass written test. (Mar 2000)

Rudy Giuliani on Health Care

  • Health Savings Account up to $6,000 per family. (Dec 2007)
  • AdWatch:Cancer survival rate 82% in US; 44% in socialized UK. (Oct 2007)
  • FactCheck:Cancer survival rate 74% in UK; not 44% as claimed. (Oct 2007)
  • Medicare and Medicaid need a private solution. (Oct 2007)
  • FactCheck: No evidence that free market would halve premiums. (Oct 2007)
  • $15,000 tax deduction for health savings accounts. (Aug 2007)
  • Switch from employer decisions to individual choices. (Jun 2007)
  • $15,000 family tax deduction for your own health insurance. (Jun 2007)
  • 96,000 NYC children insured via HealthStat initiative. (May 2007)
  • No socialized medicine; give vouchers to the poor. (Apr 2007)
  • Include a health savings account in healthcare reform. (Jan 2006)
  • We have the best health care system in the world. (Jan 2006)

Rudy Giuliani on Homeland Security

  • Whether waterboarding is torture depends on how it's done. (Oct 2008)
  • AdWatch: �Ready� with executive experience in crises. (Jan 2008)
  • FactCheck: Claimed Clinton cut army by 25%; actually was 16%. (Jan 2008)
  • Did business with Qatar, a US ally which protects al-Qaeda. (Dec 2007)
  • Didn�t vet Bernard Kerik sufficiently for DHS recommendation. (Dec 2007)
  • Remain on offense against Islamic terrorism. (Nov 2007)
  • We can�t close Guantanamo; nobody will take the people there. (Sep 2007)
  • FactCheck: Dems don�t say �Islamic� but do say �terrorism�. (Aug 2007)
  • Use every method you can think of to interrogate terrorists. (May 2007)
  • Interrogation & surveillance: do legally but aggressively. (May 2007)
  • Avoided military service in Vietnam with a deferment. (Jan 2007)
  • Democrats don�t support military the way Republicans do. (Nov 2006)
  • Islamic terror is existential threat, not based on US policy. (Jan 2006)
  • Fervently supported reauthorization of the Patriot Act. (Dec 2005)
  • Terrorism had been festering for many years. (Aug 2004)
  • Terrorists can�t be accommodated, appeased, and compromised. (Aug 2004)
  • We will see an end to global terrorism. (Aug 2004)
  • We�re right and terrorists are wrong--as simple as that. (Oct 2002)
  • Deal with untrustworthy negotiators by getting it in writing. (Oct 2002)

    September 11

  • Was aware of al-Qaeda before 9/11, but not its enormity. (Dec 2007)
  • Quit Iraq Study Group to avoid politicizing it. (Dec 2007)
  • AdWatch: Firefighters Union blames Giuliani for 9/11 deaths. (Jul 2007)
  • FactCheck: Radio failure PARTLY responsible for 9/11 deaths. (Jul 2007)
  • There were other command centers besides the one at WTC. (May 2007)
  • WTC7 met Giuliani�s criteria for emergency HQ. (May 2007)
  • Lack of unified command & communication added to 9/11 deaths. (May 2007)
  • Emergency HQ�s fuel storage contributed to WTC7 collapse. (May 2007)
  • Giuliani�s 9/11 actions reassured a traumatized city. (Jan 2007)
  • Locating command center in WTC7 contributed to destruction. (Jan 2007)
  • Terrorists attacked us before 9/11, and after 9/11. (Jan 2006)
  • Would personally execute Bin Laden for attacking NYC. (Oct 2002)
  • Led New York City through the events of 9/11. (Oct 2002)

Rudy Giuliani on Immigration

  • A special policy for Cuban immigrants fleeing Castro. (Jan 2008)
  • Support tamper-proof ID card and path to citizenship. (Jan 2008)
  • Let illegals self-select to sign up & work on the tax rolls. (Jan 2008)
  • End illegal immigration or we risk legal immigration. (Dec 2007)
  • BorderStat & virtual fence: just stop people from coming in. (Nov 2007)
  • FactCheck: NYC acted like �sanctuary city�, in all but name. (Nov 2007)
  • Sanctuary city policy helped make NYC most legal city in US. (Oct 2007)
  • FactCheck: NYC not �sanctuary� but did welcome illegals. (Oct 2007)
  • Declared NYC a sanctuary city, and crime fell. (Sep 2007)
  • FactCheck: Feds deported 4,000 illegals in NYC, not 2,000. (Sep 2007)
  • AdWatch: New citizens must read, write, & speak English. (Aug 2007)
  • AdWatch: Deport convicted criminals who are illegal aliens. (Aug 2007)
  • FactCheck: English literacy already required for citizenship. (Aug 2007)
  • Need tamper-proof IDs, and database for immigrants. (Jun 2007)
  • Reform bill fails to document who left US and who�s here. (Jun 2007)
  • Shouldn�t be debating LEGAL immigration, only ILLEGAL. (Jun 2007)
  • Allow immigrants to work, with tamper-proof ID cards. (May 2007)
  • Let illegals� kids go to school, or they�ll be on streets. (May 2007)
  • Change rule barring immigrants from running for president. (May 2007)
  • Supports Senate guest worker plan & path to citizenship. (Nov 2006)
  • New York City was not a sanctuary city; we gave name to feds. (Jan 2006)
  • We should erect a fence along the border. (Jan 2006)
  • If you pay a fine, it�s not amnesty. (Jan 2006)
  • NYC services for illegal aliens. (Oct 2005)

Rudy Giuliani on Jobs

  • FactCheck: Cut unemployment substantially, but not in half. (Jan 2008)
  • Vibrant unions good; but compelling membership bad. (Oct 2007)
  • 1990s NYC unemployment fell but so did working class wages. (May 2007)
  • Work is a good thing. (Jan 2000)
  • 305,000 jobs created during Rudy�s tenure. (Dec 1999)

Rudy Giuliani on Principles & Values

  • Follow Reagan�s advice: my 80% friend is not my 20% enemy. (Jan 2008)
  • Criticized for tax-funded police security for his girlfriend. (Dec 2007)
  • Bible is greatest book ever written, but it�s allegorical. (Nov 2007)
  • AdWatch: NYC was �most successful turn-around in 50 years�. (Nov 2007)
  • Absent from Values Voter Presidential Debate. (Sep 2007)
  • Presidency requires executive experience. (Sep 2007)
  • Issues in my private life don�t affect my public performance. (Sep 2007)
  • 12 Commitments to the American People. (Sep 2007)
  • I have executive experience; I can restore hope to America. (Aug 2007)
  • Apply motto �Live free or die� to our time. (Jun 2007)
  • Optimism returns us to �morning in America�. (May 2007)
  • Considered priesthood; rejected it because of celibacy. (May 2007)
  • Praised RFK in law school newspaper and bashed Goldwater. (May 2007)
  • Former Democrat; endorsed twice by the Liberal Party. (May 2007)
  • Legacy is safer, cleaner, economically viable NYC. (Jan 2007)
  • Favored for presidential nomination in CNN poll of GOP. (Sep 2006)
  • Socially liberal stances: weak in primary; strong in general. (Jul 2006)
  • Considered medicine & priesthood before entering law. (Oct 2002)

    Past Campaigns

  • Founds SolutionsAmerica PAC to help elect strong Republicans. (Dec 2006)
  • Solutions America PAC supports 35 candidates for House. (Dec 2006)
  • PAC supports 19 candidates for Senate; 20 for Governor. (Dec 2006)
  • Bush has the courage of his convictions. (Aug 2004)
  • Under Bush, America will lead rather than follow. (Aug 2004)
  • Endorsed Democrat Mario Cuomo for NY Governor in 1994. (Oct 2002)
  • Dropped out of 2000 Senate race to put his health first. (Oct 2002)
  • This is not the right time for me to run for office. (May 2000)
  • Withdraws from NY Senate race to fight his prostate cancer. (May 2000)
  • Rudy discounts Bush�s impact on Senate race. (Mar 2000)
  • Campaign theme: Transformation of NYC. (Dec 1999)
  • Turned around NYC & made it safe again. (Nov 1999)
  • Love and long term attachment needed to represent NY state. (Apr 1999)

Rudy Giuliani on Social Security

  • Supports adding private accounts for Social Security. (Oct 2007)
  • Get a consensus behind private accounts. (Oct 2007)
  • FactCheck: Hillary never proposed giving $1000 to everybody. (Oct 2007)
  • Trust me on Social Security reform, but no details yet. (Aug 2007)

Rudy Giuliani on Tax Reform

  • Reduce the capital gains tax, permanently. (Jan 2008)
  • Cut taxes strategically: only those that bring more revenues. (Jan 2008)
  • Cut taxes $3,000 for family of four earning $80,000. (Jan 2008)
  • Simplify taxes: plan to file your taxes on one page. (Jan 2008)
  • One-page fast form: 24% to 36% reduction in income tax paid. (Jan 2008)
  • Cutting anti-competitive taxes raises more revenue. (Jan 2008)
  • Recommended 64 tax cuts; accomplished 23 of them. (Jan 2008)
  • I am a supply-sider; and I actually made it work. (Jan 2008)
  • FactCheck: Claimed 34% NYC hotel tax cut; actual cut was 14%. (Jan 2008)
  • Support a flatter and simpler tax and less corporate tax. (Dec 2007)
  • FactCheck: Cut NYC taxes by $5.4B, not $9B as claimed. (Nov 2007)
  • Won�t sign no-tax pledge; pledge only to uphold Constitution. (Sep 2007)
  • Letting Bush tax cuts expire means economy would decline. (Aug 2007)
  • Reducing taxes is a way to raise MORE money. (Aug 2007)
  • Eliminate the death tax immediately. (Aug 2007)
  • Too complex to get to FairTax; focus on reducing taxes. (Aug 2007)
  • AdWatch: Cut or eliminated 23 NYC taxes; and created surplus. (Jul 2007)
  • FactCheck: Cut 14 NYC taxes, not 23 as claimed. (Jul 2007)
  • Adjust the alternative minimum tax & get rid of death tax. (May 2007)
  • Claimed 90s NYC tax cuts reduced deficits. (May 2007)
  • 1994 hotel tax cut was effective, but didn�t raise revenue. (May 2007)
  • Lowering sales taxes creates jobs. (Mar 2007)
  • First day as mayor: reduced sales tax from 6% to 5%. (Oct 2002)
  • NYC tax reductions of $10.4B through 2003. (Dec 1999)
  • Supports Task Force to continue reduce taxes. (Dec 1999)
  • Eliminated sales tax on clothes; reduced real estate tax. (Dec 1999)

Rudy Giuliani on War & Peace

  • The Democrats rarely mentioned the 9/11 attacks at the DNC. (Sep 2008)
  • The Iraq war was worth the price in blood and treasure. (Jan 2008)
  • Iran: Keep military option on table, even if no nukes now. (Dec 2007)
  • Keep pressure on Iran, because pressure works. (Dec 2007)
  • Disagrees with neocon adviser on immediate need to bomb Iran. (Dec 2007)
  • No time limit in Iraq; stay until we achieve stability. (Dec 2007)
  • Desirable but unneeded to ask Congress to attack Iran nukes. (Oct 2007)
  • Promise: we will prevent Iran from becoming nuclear power. (Sep 2007)
  • We�ve never won a war while discussing how to retreat. (Sep 2007)
  • Negotiate with Iran, but fully prepared for force. (Sep 2007)
  • Winning in Iraq is one battle in overall terrorist war. (Aug 2007)
  • Keep option open to attack Al Qaeda in Pakistan unilaterally. (Aug 2007)
  • Iran�s danger is handing nukes over to terrorists. (Jun 2007)
  • Keep option for tactical nukes to prevent Iranian nukes. (Jun 2007)
  • Take on nation-building in Iraq, to reduce US terrorism risk. (Jun 2007)
  • Democrat timetable for retreat �fundamentally irresponsible�. (May 2007)
  • We did not invite the 9/11 attack by attacking Iraq. (May 2007)
  • FactCheck: Did say GOP is fundamentally irresponsible on war. (May 2007)
  • Failure should never be the option; self-fulfilling prophecy. (May 2007)
  • Only thing worse than invading Iran is Iran having nukes. (May 2007)
  • Withdrawal from Iraq encourages future terror attacks. (Nov 2006)
  • Liberating the Iraqis is something we should be proud of. (Aug 2004)
  • The terrorists have heard from us. (Aug 2004)
  • Removing Saddam needed to be accomplished. (Aug 2004)
  • You are either with civilization or with terrorism. (Oct 2001)
  • No need to understand reasons for terrorism-just stop them. (Oct 2001)
  • Iraq: More inspections; counter OPEC�s oil production cuts. (Feb 2000)

Rudy Giuliani on Welfare & Poverty

  • FactCheck:Hillary never proposed giving $5000 to every child. (Oct 2007)
  • FactCheck: 640,000 off welfare in NYC below national average. (Sep 2007)
  • Moving people off welfare reduces crime. (May 2007)
  • Sold 80% of city-owned abandoned homes to developers. (May 2007)
  • Moved 600,000 people off welfare during mayoral term. (May 2007)
  • NYC welfare reform focused on workfare assignments. (May 2007)
  • America Works: pay company for jobs for welfare recipients. (Oct 2002)
  • Welfare offices as job centers. (Jan 2000)
  • The homeless need special attention: reach out & help. (Jan 2000)
  • Change welfare offices into job centers. (Dec 1999)
  • 460,000 moved off welfare rolls during Rudy�s tenure. (Dec 1999)
  • Do whatever it takes to get the homeless off the streets. (Dec 1999)
  • Govt stabilizes business; businesses provide jobs. (Sep 1997)
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