Romney stated that in Massachusetts both proponents and anti-gun people came together to sign a gun bill. There were good hunting opportunities in Massachusetts. There is gridlock now in Washington on this issue.
Romney stated that there are no plans by this administration to keep jobs here. Now, China is first in the world in manufacturing. We made it less attractive for employers to stay here. We don't need trickle down government. America needs to be the most attractive place for people to come here.
Romney criticized China for keeping their currency low and therefore their prices low. On Day One, he would label China as a currency manipulator. Romney stated that Canadian taxes on businesses are 15 percent as opposed to 35 percent here. He criticized Obamacare as being a deterrent for business growth and expansion. In addition, unemployment is high. Romney would like America to be the best place to do business.
Another question asked that the candidates clear up misconceptions about each other.
Romney indicated that he cares for people and for kids. He was a minister in the Mormon Church. We were number one in education in the nation in the state of Massachusetts. We don't have to settle for high unemployment, 50 percent of college grads with no work and 23 million people out of work. Social programs need to be reformed. As the governor of Massachusetts, we got it done.
Obama stated that he was for free enterprise, self enterprise and that everyone deserves a fair shot. We differ in the approach to how we would build the middle class. He criticized Romney's remark about 47 percent of the country considering themselves as victims and cited students, soldiers overseas and the working
poor. Obama would create more opportunities for the next generation.
The moderator, Candy Crowley made closing remarks and this lively debate
session ended. The session was well managed by Candy Crowley under very
difficult time constraints and the candidates talking over each other at times.
The debate closed with both candidates agreeing on either closing loopholes for the wealthy or not giving tax cuts to them. Obama claimed creating five million new jobs and Romney cited 2014 as the date for college grads to secure jobs.
Romney cited three million new jobs in energy alone in places like Iowa. Neither candidate answered the question posed in the last debate regarding the date for getting the current unemployment rate under six percent.