Tagged with debate

The Next New Tax May Just Be The ‘Spite Tax’

Back in 2008, candidate Obama was debating Hillary Clinton on the subject of increasing the capital gains tax rate. Barack Obama was for increasing the tax rate. Hillary wasn’t so sure. The moderator succinctly explained that increases in the capital gains rate (due to its inverse relationship with economic activity) actually lead to decreases in … Continue reading

Newt Gingrich Earns First GOP Primary Victory

As I’m sure you know by now, Newt Gingrich has won the South Carolina GOP primary, and did so decisively. Now, Santorum, Romney, and Gingrich all may claim victory in one state. While the winner of South Carolina has gone on to win the nomination in every GOP primary since 1980, each of those winners also … Continue reading

#NHDebate Recap Jan 7, 2012

Less than 72 hours until the New Hampshire primary, the six remaining major candidates for GOP nomination gathered in Manchester, New Hampshire for a nationally broadcast debate. Here were the key points and most interesting tidbits. When asked if he would stand behind his negative ads against Rick Santorum, Ron Paul didn’t back down. The ad accuses Rick … Continue reading

Drake University Hosts Thought Provoking Debate

on December 10th ABC broadcast a GOP debate from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. It was the first major debate with Gingrich as the front runner. Here are some key takeaways: Mitt Romney defended himself on “Romneycare” when Rick Perry again claimed that Romney’s book said that he wanted the Massachusetts healthcare plan to … Continue reading