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October 16, 2012
I did not say that the Arizona law was a model for the nation… I said eVerify was a model for the nation.
Mitt Romney, backpedaling from a GOP primary debate in which he cited Arizona’s controversial SB 1070 law, which allows law enforcement officers to check the immigration statuses of people they suspect of having entered the country illegally, as a “model for the nation.”
22:11 // 2 years ago
I think the kids of those [undocumented] immigrants should have a pathway to citizenship, and I think military service should be a path.
Mitt Romney, seeming to endorse the DREAM Act. What a difference a half-year out of the GOP primary debates makes, huh?
22:02 // 2 years ago
He said he would, by now, put out a plan to save Medicare and Social Security… he hasn’t even done one. …he said he cut in half the deficit, he hasn’t done that either.
Mitt Romney, attacking President Obama over the dire state of the economy following the financial crisis, and the effect of his policies thereon. He also mentioned higher levels of people receiving food stamps – criticism of the entitlement system has been a common rhetorical theme in his campaign.
21:59 // 2 years ago
Obama, thinking to himself: "Go ahead, Mitt. Dig yourself out of this question."
21:49 // 2 years ago
I know what it takes to make an economy work, and I know what a working economy looks like.
Mitt Romney, turning to a manner of phrasing that he’s leaned on throughout the debate (“I know how to…”). As has been criticized by President Obama, the limited level of detail he’s offered may be necessitating this repeated insistence.
21:45 // 2 years ago
Women are increasingly the bread-winners in the family. This is not just a women’s issue, it’s a family, a middle class issue, and we have to fight for it.
President Obama, speaking in support of equal pay for women, and highlighting his signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which improved the ability of women to sure their employers for pay discrimination.
21:41 // 2 years ago
We haven’t heard any specifics from the Governor beyond Big Bird and cutting Planned Parenthood that’s gonna pay for that.
President Obama, decrying Mitt Romney’s unwillingness to specify his spending and cutting plans with any vivid or mathematically meaningful details. Mitt Romney’s response: “Of course it adds up.”
21:36 // 2 years ago
I think what grows the economy is that when you get that tax credit that we put in place, your kid can go to college.
Barack Obama, on his support for middle-class income tax deductions. So far, both candidates have tried to appeal to the ability of parents and children to afford college, with Romney pledging to grow Pell grants near the start of the evening.
21:33 // 2 years ago
I’m gonna bring rates down across the board, but I’m gonna limit some deductions for people at the high end.
Mitt Romney, continuing his pull to the center on deductions and taxation. Romney has called for a 20% tax rate across the board, and has in the past suggested that the mortgage income tax deduction might undergo some new limits.
21:29 // 2 years ago