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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i] Monday, October 7, 2002 [[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-ii] Pages 1639-1697 Contents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks Arizona Dinner for gubernatorial candidate Matt Salmon in Phoenix--1650 Rally for congressional candidate Rick Renzi in Flagstaff--1645 Colorado, luncheon for congressional candidate Bob Beauprez in Denver--1639 Congressional leaders, meeting--1661 Hispanic leaders--1678 Joint Resolution To Authorize the Use of U.S. Armed Forces Against Iraq, bipartisan agreement--1669 Maryland, reception for gubernatorial candidate Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., in Baltimore--1671 Massachusetts, reception for gubernatorial candidate Mitt Romney in Boston--1687 Radio address--1656 Terrorism insurance legislation, call for congressional action--1683 White House Conference on Missing, Exploited, and Runaway Children-- 1666 Bill Signings Continuing resolution, statement--1660 Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2003, statement-- 1658 Communications to Congress Partial Revision of the Radio Regulations, message transmitting-- 1677 Communications to Federal Agencies Designation of Officers of the Department of Commerce To Act as Secretary of Commerce, memorandum--1687 Communications to Federal Agencies--Continued Notification to the Congress of Trade Negotiations, memorandum--1677 Transfer of Funds From International Organizations and Programs Funds to the Child Survival and Health Programs Fund, memorandum--1660 Interviews With the News Media Exchange with reporters in the Cabinet Room--1661 Proclamations Gold Star Mother's Day--1657 National Breast Cancer Awareness Month--1663 National Disability Employment Awareness Month--1664 National Domestic Violence Awareness Month--1665 Statements by the President See also Bill Signings Deaths Patsy T. Mink--1658 Walter Annenberg--1662 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--1697 Checklist of White House press releases--1696 Digest of other White House announcements--1694 Nominations submitted to the Senate--1695 Editor's Note: The President was in Kennebunkport, ME, on October 4, the closing date of this issue. Releases and announcements issued by the Office of the Press Secretary but not received in time for inclusion in this issue will be printed next week. WEEKLY COMPILATION OF ------------------------------ PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS Published every Monday by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC 20408, the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents contains statements, messages, and other Presidential materials released by the White House during the preceding week. 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[[Page 1639]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1639-1645] Pages 1639-1697 Week Ending Friday, October 4, 2002 Remarks at a Luncheon for Congressional Candidate Bob Beauprez in Denver, Colorado September 27, 2002 Thank you all. Nice to be out West. [Laughter] Thank you all for coming today. And ``Congressman,'' thank you for that kind introduction. Bob Beauprez is the right man to represent the State of Colorado. There is no question in my mind. I am proud to stand with him, and I hope the good folks of Colorado are wise enough to send him to Washington, DC. I'm honored to be up here with Claudia, mother of four. These two folks love their family; they love their country. And Claudia, I appreciate you're willing to sacrifice. See, moving out of Colorado is a pretty good size sacrifice. [Laughter] But like Bob, I married above myself. [Laughter] And my good wife sends her love and her best to our friends who are here, and to the Beauprezes in their quest of this high office, the Governor and the first lady of the State of Colorado. She sends her best, as do I. By the way, she's doing a fabulous job. She was down in Mexico representing the United States. She's winging her way back to Crawford. I'm going to see her tonight after my trip. Tomorrow we're going to spend a little quality time on the ranch, helping to make sure we maintain perspective, understanding that there's life outside of the Beltway, that the values of central Texas and the values of the West out here in Denver are important values to keep a part of our spirit. And so I'm honored to be here to campaign. She sends her love. By the way, she is doing a fabulous job. She is a great First Lady for America, and I'm really proud of her. Not bad for a west Texas girl who, when I married her, was a public school librarian who, frankly, didn't care for politics and wasn't too keen on politicians. [Laughter] She's a great lady. She sends her love. I also am honored to be here with your Governor. He is one of the Nation's best Governors. Unlike some of them, he can run on his record. [Laughter] And it's a record that's going to put him back in office. And that's good for Colorado. I'm honored Frances is here with him as well, a great first lady for the State of Colorado. I want to thank the grassroots activists who are here. I want to thank Chairman Benson. I've known him for a long time. He's a fine leader. I want to thank you for what you have done and what you're going to do, and that is, you're going to turn out the vote. You're going to man the precincts. You're going to do what you're really good at, which is grassroots politics. And a lot of times you don't get thanked enough. I'm here to thank you. I want to thank you for turning out the vote, not only to make sure the Governor wins and Bob wins but to make sure Wayne Allard goes back to the United States Senate. I want to thank Senator Campbell for being here, and the rest of the congressional delegation. You've sent some fine folks to Washington, DC, and I've enjoyed working with all of them. And I want to thank the folks who have organized this dinner--or lunch, however you want to call it. [Laughter] It's a big crowd. Bob, it's a good sign. See, the folks here know what I know, that you're a man of principle, a man of character. I love the Beauprez story. It's an American story, really, when you think about it. It's a Colorado story. It embodies the values of the State of Colorado and the best of America. After all, his grandfather came here penniless in 1910, left a wife and child behind. He wasn't sure if he could make it in America. He came and worked hard. Had the honor of meeting Bob's mom and dad. One of them got out of the eighth grade, and the mom got a little farther in school. She got out of the ninth grade. But they're truly the American story, that hard work and dreaming big dreams and loving one another and raising [[Page 1640]] your family means you can get ahead in America. Those are the values of Bob Beauprez, and they're important values for America to understand, and they're good values for the United States Congress. I like to support a man who's made a living, who understands what it means to take risk, who's not only worked on a farm but has had a vision and saw that vision come to be. It's the kind of thinking we need in Washington, because we've got a problem with our economy. And here's the problem: Anytime somebody who wants to work can't find work, that's a problem. And even though there is economic growth, we don't have enough growth. And even though interest rates are low and inflation is low, the foundation for a growing economy--we need to do more. But here's our attitude about the economy. The role of Government is not to create wealth, the role of Government is to create an environment in which the entrepreneur can flourish, in which the producer can make a living, in which the small business can grow to be a big business. You're backing the right man for Congress. He understands how the economy works. He will join me and others in making sure the tax cuts which we passed are a permanent part of American life. There's an interesting debate in Washington about taxes. There always is. There's some who want more of your taxes in Washington; there are some who want less. I believe that, when the economy slowed the way it was slowing when we came in, we needed to let people keep more of their own money. Here's the page of the textbook which we read. It says, ``If you have more money in your pocket, it means you're more likely to demand a good or a service. And if you demand a good or a service, in the American system somebody is going to produce the good or a service. And when somebody produces the good or a service, somebody is more likely to find work.'' The tax cuts came at the right time in American history. The tax cuts stimulate economic growth. The tax cuts are good for small business creation. Small businesses create 70 percent of the new jobs in America. Most small businesses are not incorporated. Most small businesses are sole proprietorships or limited partnerships and, therefore, pay income taxes at the individual rates. And so when you drop the rates, you're encouraging capital creation in the small- business sector of America. Those who oppose tax cuts do not understand job creation and what the small-business community does for job creation. It's hard for me to explain why we need to make them permanent. It's kind of--some of the things that happen in Washington. On the one hand, they taketh away; on the other hand, they giveth. In this case, we had tax reductions, but because of a rule in the United States Senate, those tax reductions cease after 10 years from the date of enactment. Congress gives, and then it takes away. And that's not right. What I need--I need allies in Washington who will make those tax reductions permanent, so people can plan and save and the job will grow. And we did a good thing in that tax reduction plan. We sent the death tax on its way to extinction. The death tax is bad for Colorado ranchers. The death tax is bad for Colorado farmers. If you're interested in curtailing urban sprawl, you ought to eliminate the death tax, so people aren't forced to sell their farms and ranches when they don't want to, because of a bad tax. The death tax is bad for small businesses. The death tax is just plain bad. And this State and this district better send somebody to Washington who will vote to permanently repeal the death tax. Economic vitality and economic growth means that we've got manage our resources wisely, and we're not managing our forests resources wisely in America. We're allowing our forests to grow up like giant piles of kindling and just hoping that something doesn't happen. We're-- backwards policy. We don't listen to the folks out West enough. We don't listen to the folks whose job it is to conserve our forests for future generations. The fires that have devastated the West should send a clear signal to not only the voters of this district but to the people in Washington, DC, that America, for the sake of our precious resources, and America, for the sake of future generations, must have forest policy based upon common sense. We must thin out our forests so that they're not giant piles of kindling for future national disasters. [[Page 1641]] Bob's commonsense approach makes sense for Colorado. He understands as well, when you're good at something, you ought to promote it. We're good at high-tech. We're good at growing crops. We're good at producing things, and we ought to be selling our products overseas. And so I appreciate that we're going to have a fellow free-trader elected to the United States Congress from this district. Trade is good for jobs. Trade is good for Colorado. And trade is good for America. In order to create more jobs in America, Congress needs to act when it comes to terrorism insurance. There's some significant projects on hold because people can't get insurance because of what the terrorists did to us. It's estimated there's over 300,000 jobs that have been delayed, 300,000 hardhat, good, hard--good-paying jobs, because we can't
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