1999--Manchester, NH. Culminating a busy week which saw his first
major campaign fundraiser, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City
on June 16 and the opening of his Iowa headquarters in Des Moines on June
17, Forbes celebrated the grand opening of his headquarters on Elm Street.
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1999. Speaking at the Small Business Survival Summit in
Washington, DC, Forbes offered "A New Vision for Social
Security" and challenged Vice President Gore to debate him on
1999. Forbes delivered a speech on "New Patterns of Leadership" at an Annenberg
Public Policy Center forum. "In business, and I think too in politics,
it often takes an outsider to make the innovations, to see things the way
they ought to be seen in changing times and circumstances," he said.
||Sept. 8, 1998.
Forbes signs the coalition's letter.
||Sept. 8, 1998.
Forbes, Citizens for a Sound Economy counselor Jim Miller, and representatives
from more than a dozen other economic and social conservative groups held
a press conference to urge Congress to pass deep tax cuts. To Forbes' left
are Jim Martin of the 60-Plus Association and Rev. Lou Sheldon of the Traditional
Values Coalition. Forbes called for "a dramatic, Reaganesque income
tax cut of at least $2,000 for the average family." Forbes also said the
House should begin public impeachment hearings, and he took the opportunity
to speak out against more money for the International Monetary Fund, which
he described as "the Typhoid Mary of the modern economy."
||July 9, 1998.
Joined by Karen Kerrigan, president of the Small Business Survival Committee,
and Randy Tate, executive director of the Christian Coalition, Forbes calls
for medical savings accounts "done properly." He said the MSA approach
"puts you the consumer in charge" and will make health care more affordable.
Forbes noted that Forbes magazine has used a form of MSAs for seven
years; it provides $1,500 for routine medical expenses. The United
Mine Workers has a variation as well. Forbes said that MSA proposals
before Congress have too many arbitrary restrictions. He said the
current health insurance system is costly and "hostile to innovation" and
warned thaat Democrats were "trying to salami slice their way to" nationalized
||June 13, 1998--Cedar
Rapids. The day after the Iowa GOP's First in the Nation Gala, delegates
got down to business at the state party convention. Forbes visits the convention
hall to see the action.
||June 12, 1998--Cedar
Rapids. Forbes speaks at the Iowa GOP's "First in the Nation Gala."
He declared that America faces "a moral and spiritual crisis that threatens
the very foundation of our free society."
||June 12, 1998--Cedar
Rapids. Forbes makes a brief statement and takes questions prior
to the Iowa GOP's "First in the Nation Gala." He said his speech
would focus on "the direction the party should take in 1998 and the year
2000." In response to a question, Forbes outlined familiar reform
priorities: the tax code ("a corrupt abomination"), a new Social Security
system, medical savings accounts, parental control of schools, and overriding
Clinton's veto on partial birth abortions.
||Feb. 26, 1998.
Forbes appears at a Capitol Hill news conference in support of a tax limitation
balanced budget amendment. A year earlier he had participated in
a similar gathering.
||Feb. 20, 1998.
Forbes delivers one of his many business speeches. Several hundred
people attended the event; before his speech Forbes went through the room,
stopped at each table, and shook every person's hand.
||Jan. 20, 1998. Forbes takes
questions during a morning news conference at the National Press Club.
||Oct. 21, 1997. Forbes
delivers a major speech on "The Moral Basis of a Free Society" at the Heritage
||Aug. 26, 1997. Forbes
speaks at a Human Events-sponsored forum "Framing the Debate for '98--What
the Republican Congress Should Do Now" at the National Press Club.
He declared that the Republican Party is "badly off message" and "drifting."
Christian Coalition president Don Hodel also spoke at the event.
||March 19, 1997. On
Capitol Hill, Forbes speaks at "A Briefing on the Social Security Crisis:
Is the Stock Market the Answer?" sponsored by the National Center for Policy
||March 7, 1997. Forbes
speaks on "A Republican Agenda for the 21st Century" at the 24th Conservative
Political Action Conference in Washington, DC.
||Feb. 12, 1997. Forbes, fourth
from left, joins congressmen and advocacy group representatives on Capitol
Hill in support of a tax limitation balanced budget amendment.