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GOP2012: Republican debate, October 11th, 2011
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October 11, 2011 at 10:33 P.M.
The latest GOP debate proved that none of the Republican candidates have a plan to create jobs. But we did hear from Rick Perry about Mitt Romney’s record on jobs, and from Romney on Perry’s record on children’s health care.

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@TheDemocrats

October 11, 2011 at 10:21 PM

Thanks for following our live tweets. We'll be back at the next GOP debate on October 18.

@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 10:06 P.M.

Thanks for following everyone. For more updates, follow @TheDemocrats @DWSTweets and me! Also, don't forget www.whichmitt.com

@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 9:57 P.M.

Takeaway #5: www.whichmitt.com Seriously, does @MittRomney remember his own positions anymore?

@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 10:06 PM

Herman Cain hits Romney for trading loopholes for more loopholes...calling him on his flip-flops! #WhichMitt

@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 10:56 P.M.

Takeaway #4: All the candidates support Republican plans to cut investments in education, end Medicare as we know it, slash Social Security

@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 9:55 P.M.

Takeaway #3: More of the same failed policies to provide tax cuts for the rich and let Wall St. write its own rules

@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 10:02 PM

See Romney's flip-flop on the auto bailout here: bit.ly/oHjMY0

@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 10:01 PM

SEE ROMNEY’S FLIP-FLOP ON HEALTHCARE: bit.ly/nMtgxP

@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 9:54 P.M.

Takeaway #2: @MittRomney debated himself more than the other candidates tonight.

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Mitt Romney on Health Care

October 11, 2011 at 10:01 P.M.
Mitt Romney’s Massachusetts health care law was strikingly similar to the Affordable Care Act – but while he got his wish that the law go national, he now wishes to dismantle Medicare.

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@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 10:04 P.M.

Takeaway #1: www.whichmitt.com. 'Nuff said.

@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 9:53 P.M.

None of these candidates offered a plan to create jobs. We heard about budget cuts and not holding Wall St. accountable, but no jobs plans.

@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 9:45 PM

Romney refusing to say whether he opposes raising taxes on middle class...probably because he has supported and opposed it in the past.

@TheDemocrats

October 11, 2011 at 9:44 P.M.

FACT: Romney wrote in an op-ed that lowering the payroll tax on employers encourages “more good jobs.” http://j.mp/nhX0WP

@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 9:44 PM

@MittRomney flip-flopped on the middle class tax cuts...again. It's just too easy. #WhichMitt. Does he support the middle class cut or not?

@TheDemocrats

October 11, 2011 at 9:30 P.M.

FACT: Under Perry, health insurance premiums have soared by 105 percent. http://j.mp/qqg0sl #econdebate

@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 9:42 PM

More on repealing Dodd-Frank - Who's going to hold Wall St. accountable? Not the GOP candidates.

@TheDemocrats

October 11, 2011 at 9:23 P.M.

FACT: The AARP CEO said the Affordable Care Act doesn’t reduce any guaranteed Medicare benefits. http://j.mp/lMMA1a #econdebate

@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 9:36 PM

In his book, NoApology, @MittRomney criticized POTUS effforts to enforce trade rules against China. #WhichMitt

@TheDemocrats

October 11, 2011 at 9:18 P.M.

FACT: Romney said the MA health plan "will be a model for the nation." http://j.mp/jRYRz6 #econdebate

@TheDemocrats

October 11, 2011 at 9:14 P.M.

http://Factcheck.org: “Romney’s jobs record provides little to boast about.” j.mp/kibIuk #econdebate

@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 9:31 PM

RT @theblackwind: I just wanted to mention that #whichmitt is brilliant. He actually had a mini-debate with himself on bailouts.

@TheDemocrats

October 11, 2011 at 9:13 P.M.

FACT: In Romney's four years as governor, MA ranked 47th out of 50 in job growth. http://j.mp/mtah6M #econdebate

@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 9:29 PM
FACT: TX has a terrible healthcare system: insurance payments have doubled, over 1 million kids uninsured.

@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 9:26 PM

@MittRomney doesn't know #WhichMitt supports what. Watch him support help for Detroit before opposing it bit.ly/otdfGZ

@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 9:26 PM
Unanimous support for repealing Wall Street Reform tonight - all want Wall St. to write its own rules again. Failed policies.

@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 9:24 PM

@MittRomney has no convictions - as evidenced by his flip-flops on TARP...and pretty much everything. www.whichmitt.com

@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 9:23 PM

Candidates giving us more of the same failed policies that led to economic downturn, as we expected: bit.ly/rjgh96

Fact Check

Romney Criticized Obama For Enforcing Trade Laws On Chinese Tires

October 11, 2011 at 9:23 P.M.
When the President stood up for American workers and enforced trade laws against China, Romney said those very laws were “bad for the nation and our workers.”

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@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 9:21 PM

Tonight @MIttRomney says, "I care about people." A few weeks ago, "Corporations are people, my friend." Thanks for the honesty.

@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 9:20 PM

@MittRomney supported the Cut, Cap and Balance plan, which would end Medicare as we know it.

@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 9:20 PM

FACT: Romney said the MA health plan "will be a model for the nation." j.mp/jRYRz6 #econdebate

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Romney Affirms He’s Against Auto Industry Recovery He Claimed He Was For

October 11, 2011 at 9:17 P.M.
While a presidential candidate in 2008, Mitt Romney said he would bail out the auto industry. But tonight, he reaffirmed his belief that Detroit should be allowed to go bankrupt.

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@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 9:14 PM

#WhichMitt wants to help the Middle class? None of them.

@woodhouseB

October 11, 2011 at 9:14 PM

@MittRomney proposes to keep the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans; lower the corporate tax rate; and, eliminate the estate tax

@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 9:13 PM

Absolutely false that @MittRomney's not worried about rich people.

@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 9:12 PM

Romney would eliminate capital gains tax for those making less than $200K—but most capital gains taxes paid by wealthy. j.mp/qGgofx

@woodhouseB

October 11, 2011 at 9:09 P.M.
My God! @MittRomney is incredible - he can't keep up with his oiwn flips. On TARP he's flip at least 3 times. For, against and for.

@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 9:09 P.M.
#WhichMitt will support his own 59-point plan?

@TheDemocrats

October 11, 2011 at 9:09 P.M.
FACT: In FY '10, TX had $37.82B in outstanding debt, up from $13.7B in '01. j.mp/pYiIiv j.mp/o1A5uv #econdebate
Fact Check

GOP Candidates: Let Wall Street Regulate Itself

October 11, 2011 at 9:08 P.M.
The Republican candidates support repealing Wall Street reform and other important regulations that protect American consumers. Instead, they want to let Wall Street write its own rules.

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@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 9:08 P.M.
Break summary: 3. Number of the day is NINE.

@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 9:08 P.M.
Break summary: 2. Still lacking a plan, Romney wants U.S. to follow TX budget lead, LOSING JOBS.

@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 9:07 P.M.
Break summary: 1. Romney debating himself on Autos, TARP, China, Healthcare - www.whichmitt.com

@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 9:05 P.M.
#WhichMitt RT @chucktodd: BTW, odd 2 get a release from Romney hitting Perry for supporting TARP when Romney in debate defended IDEA of TARP

@TheDemocrats

October 11, 2011 at 8:59 P.M.
FACT: Repealing the Affordable Care Act would increase the deficit by $210 billion. j.mp/qP2s8J #econdebate

@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 8:57 P.M.
Romney debating himself again by saying we should repeal Affordable Care Act, based on his MA healthcare law #WhichMitt

@BenLaBolt

October 11, 2011 at 8:53 P.M.
When POTUS stood up for American workers to enforce trade rules against China, @MittRomney called it "bad for the nation." #NoApology

@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 8:52 P.M.
Perry once again using TX as an example for the U.S. Up to 100k jobs lost this year, incl. up to 49k teachers. No thanks.

@woodhouseB

October 11, 2011 at 8:51 P.M.
Bizarre: @MittRomney says we needed TARP but opposes the portion used to rescue the auto industry which saved 1.4 million jobs. #WhichMitt

@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 8:50 P.M.
The problem with Herman Cain's plan is that it hurts middle class America. PERIOD.

@TheDemocrats

October 11, 2011 at 8:49 P.M.
FACT: Wall Street Journal: “Romney’s pitch to S&P boasted of revenue raisers.” j.mp/oSLYO4 #econdebate

@TheDemocrats

October 11, 2011 at 8:48 P.M.
FACT: Cut, Cap And Balance is “one of the most ideologically extreme pieces of major budget legislation…in years.” j.mp/pBAaLp

@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 8:47 P.M.
How many of the candidates will say they disagree with Reagan??????

@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 8:46 P.M.
Commercial break summaries: @MittRomney disagrees with himself; Rick Perry wants the US economy to be like TX, losing 100k jobs; Cain 999

@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 123919540227817472
Is this kid running for president?

@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 8:44 P.M.
#WhichMitt hates Harvard but touts his Harvard educated advisers?

@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 8:43 P.M.
Mitt Romney debating himself on whether he would bail out individual companies. #WhichMitt?

@TheDemocrats

October 11, 2011 at 8:41 P.M.
FACT: Romney wanted to let Detroit go bankrupt, now claims credit for its turnaround. j.mp/lhoSyF j.mp/kAqEQo #econdebate

@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 8:39 P.M.
#WhichMitt said TARP kept the economy from total meltdown"? Not this Mitt!

@TheDemocrats

October 11, 2011 at 8:37 P.M.
FACT: Romney said TARP kept the "economy from total meltdown." j.mp/k3N9Su #econdebate

@TheDemocrats

October 11, 2011 at 8:36 P.M.
FACT: Cain’s 9-9-9 plan “would be the biggest tax shift from the wealthy to the middle in the history of taxation.” j.mp/o1Auc4

@TheDemocrats

October 11, 2011 at 9:12 P.M.

Romney would eliminate capital gains tax for those making less than $200K—but most capital gains taxes paid by wealthy. http://j.mp/qGgofx

@woodhouseB

October 11, 2011 at 8:34 P.M.
Jon Huntsman economic plan: don't do background checks!

@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 8:34 P.M.
RT @politifact Newt Gingrich defends death panels. We gave death panels the Lie of the Year in 2009 ow.ly/6UvCA #EconDebate

@TheDemocrats

October 11, 2011 at 8:32 P.M.
FACT: Huntsman’s plan would pay for a half-million in tax breaks for the richest 0.1%. j.mp/nfKlcm

@TheDemocrats

October 11, 2011 at 8:29 P.M.
FACT: Huntsman’s plan would increase taxes on the middle class & introduce new taxes on seniors, vets & poor families. j.mp/nfKlcm

@TheDemocrats

October 11, 2011 at 8:28 P.M.

FactCheck.org debunks claims that seniors would suffer cuts to Medicare under Affordable Care Act. j.mp/r0ulmQ #econdebate

@TheDemocrats

October 11, 2011 at 8:27 P.M.
FACT: Gingrich admits the GOP wants to end Medicare but says it'd be better to let it "wither on the vine." j.mp/k8LecV #econdebate

@TheDemocrats

October 11, 2011 at 8:26 P.M.
FACT: The manufacturing sector has expanded for the 25th consecutive month through August 2011. j.mp/orqltb #econdebate

@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 8:24 P.M.
As expected, these candidates want to go back to same failed policies that led to the recession, incl letting Wall St write its own rules.

@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 8:22 P.M.
FACT: Wall St. reform shields families from unfair lending, reins in excesses & works to prevent future crises. j.mp/o1BewR

@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 8:19 P.M.
Is Rick Perry releasing his plan over the course of three days?

@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 8:11 P.M.
Bachmann says repealing Dodd Frank is the answer to problems on Wall Street...SERIOUSLY?!

@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 8:09 P.M.
Rick Perry doesn't have a plan but his TX budget tells us what we need to know, TX losing up to 100k jobs as a result of his budget.

@TheDemocrats

October 11, 2011 at 8:08 P.M.
FACT: Romney would keep the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans. j.mp/qGgofx #econdebate

@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 8:07 P.M.
Mitt Romney saying we need a leader who won't just say anything to be elected? You are not that guy. #WhichMitt www.whichmitt.com

@MelanieDNC

October 11, 2011 at 08:04 P.M.
In case you missed this preview of what to expect tonight, Herman Cain is already meeting expectations: bit.ly/rjgh96

@TheDemocrats

October 11, 2011 at 8:04 P.M.
FACT: Cain’s 9-9-9 plan would disproportionately tax lower- and middle-income earners. j.mp/pgmAXA #econdebate

@TheDemocrats

October 11, 2011 at 7:16 P.M.

We're fact checking the GOP candidates at tonight's #econdebate in New Hampshire—right here on Twitter.

@TheDemocrats

October 11, 2011 at 1:00 P.M.
"DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz to New Hampshire GOP debate" (via @politico): j.mp/rnXPlZ
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