Presidential Playbook 2020: 16 Nonpartisan Solutions to Save America

Presidential Playbook 2020: 16 Nonpartisan Solutions to Save America

by John Burke

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Overview

“And sometime, at some point, do something for your country.”

That quote from Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough resonated so deeply with Trek Bicycle President John Burke that he set out to write a book laying out his vision for the country, an America that can once again be a shining city on a hill.

Burke says it’s time to cut through the political fog and deal with the facts: The U.S. is facing serious, long-term problems, and politicians in Washington, D.C. are ignoring them. These critical issues can be resolved, he says, with the determination and shared sacrifice of the American people. From battling climate change to saving Social Security, from reducing the risk of nuclear war to rebuilding crumbling roads and bridges, from campaign finance reform to improving the health of Americans, John Burke offers his 16 Nonpartisan Solutions for putting the United States on a stronger foundation. This is his Presidential Playbook, a plan for America’s future—and a call for all Americans to come together and … do something for our country.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942586746
Publisher: Little Creek Press
Publication date: 06/25/2020
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

John Burke began working at Trek Bicycle in 1984 and has been president of the company since 1997. During his tenure, Trek has grown to become one of world’s preeminent bicycle brands ridden by cyclists around the world. In addition to leading Trek, John served as chairman of President George W. Bush’s President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and is a founding member of PeopleForBikes. John is an avid cyclist, passionate sustainability advocate, runner, and a published author. His first book, One Last Great Thing, chronicles the life and lessons of John’s late father and Trek Bicycle founder, Richard Burke. His second book, 12 Simple Solutions to Save America, strips partisan spin from twelve pressing issues facing the United States, exposing the facts and potential nonpartisan solutions to each. John and his wife, Tania, live in Madison, Wisconsin.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 5

Foreword 6

Introduction 9

Core Beliefs 19

16 Nonpartisan Solutions 25

1 Demand a High-Performance Government 33

2 Initiate Climate Change Leadership FAST! 45

3 Reduce the Risk of Nuclear War 59

4 Fix the Health Care System 69

5 Rebuild America 93

6 Increase Opportunity in America 101

7 Reform Congress 113

8 Cut Defense Spending 121

9 Return to a Responsible Foreign Policy 135

10 Reduce Gun Deaths in America 145

11 Fix the Legal System 159

12 Embrace the Immigration Advantage 169

13 Save Social Security 177

14 Simplify the Tax Code 185

15 Reform Campaign Finance 195

16 Create an Economy Built to Last 201

Conclusion 209

About the Author 217

Endnotes 219

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