CNN Western Republican Presidential Debate
Hosted by CNN; moderated by Anderson Cooper; in Las Vegas, Nevada; Oct. 18. 2011
2011 GOP debate in Las Vegas Nevada
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Budget & Economy|
Herman Cain: Don't blame Wall Street; don't blame bankers; Blame yourself.
Mitt Romney: We need president who understands how economy works.
Ron Paul: Don't bail out banks; bail out homeowners.
Mitt Romney: I was CEO at mainstream businesses, not Wall St.
Energy & Oil|
Mitt Romney: Compensate Nevada for nuclear waste in Yucca Mountain.
Newt Gingrich: Put nuclear waste in deep storage for 10,000 years.
Rick Perry: No federal energy subsidy; let states decide on nuke waste.
Ron Paul: No nuclear waste in Yucca Mt.; it's other states' garbage.
Rick Perry: Create jobs by taking advantage of our natural resources.
Newt Gingrich: Historically ignorant leaders make suicidally stupid policy.
Michele Bachmann: Repeal of ObamaCare starts with repealing the CLASS Act.
Herman Cain: No negotiating with terrorists, but look at each situation.
Herman Cain: Keep Guantanamo open; keep terrorists without negotiating.
Michele Bachmann: Absolute policy of not negotiating with terrorists.
Rick Santorum: Don't cut one penny out of defense spending.
Ron Paul: Enhance national security by slashing military spending.
Ron Paul: We can blow up the world 20 times and we can't cut a penny?
Ron Paul: Guantanamo prisoners are just suspects; not terrorists yet.
Herman Cain: Yes on fence, no on electrifying it.
Mitt Romney: We need encompassing policy for jobs, energy, taxes, & trade.
Principles & Values|
Mitt Romney: We shouldn't choose leaders by their religion.
Rick Perry: Repudiates pastor's opinion that Mormonism is a cult.
Rick Santorum: I ran & won as a conservative in a swing state.
Herman Cain: 9-9-9 "Opportunity Zones" addresses issue of low-income.
Michele Bachmann: If we give Congress 9% sales tax, it'll run up to 90%.
Rick Santorum: 84% of Americans pay more tax if we have national sales tax.
War & Peace|
Michele Bachmann: Stand up against Iran's genocidal maniac.
The above quotations are from CNN Western Republican Presidential Debate
Hosted by CNN; moderated by Anderson Cooper; in Las Vegas, Nevada; Oct. 18. 2011.
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