2012 Republican primary New Hampshire debate on Meet the Press
Republican primary debate on Meet the Press, co-sponsored by Facebook, moderated by David Gregory.
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Budget & Economy|
Ron Paul: We're reversing 100 years of bad policy; audit the Fed.
Mitt Romney: Gay community needs more support from the Republican Party.
Rick Santorum: I agree with hearing gay ideas but disagree with some.
Mitt Romney: Cross-border pollution matters; so build natural gas system.
Newt Gingrich: EPA should not regulate dust storms in Iowa.
Families & Children|
Rick Santorum: Address breakdown of American family from bully pulpit.
Rick Santorum: Iran's theocracy encourages use of nuclear weapons.
Ron Paul: We don't even accept elections from overseas.
Ron Paul: Preach the gospel of liberty.
Rick Santorum: Give Medicare same options and opt-out as Congress.
Rick Santorum: Promote Health Savings Accounts as market-based solution.
Mitt Romney: Tie government union wages to private sector wages.
Rick Perry: Repeal national right-to-work law; let states decide.
Rick Santorum: Unions are good community members but we need right-to-work.
Principles & Values|
Jon Huntsman: We need a unifying leader, not vilifying different groups.
Rick Perry: Obama's a socialist; Founding Fathers didn't want socialists.
Rick Santorum: Means testing: reduce benefits for wealthy seniors.
Welfare & Poverty|
Rick Santorum: Block grant Medicaid, housing, & food stamps to states.
Rick Santorum: Poverty is not a disability; believe in ability to work.
Ron Paul: Entitlements are not rights; only big guys get entitlements.
The above quotations are from 2012 Republican primary New Hampshire debate on Meet the Press.
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