CNBC 2015 GOP primary debate: on Technology


Carly Fiorina: An internet sales tax would mean 400 pages of regulation

Q: In 2010, while running for Senate in California, you called an internet sales tax a bad idea. Traditional brick-and-mortar stores obviously disagree. Now that the internet shopping playing field has matured, what would be a fair plan to even that playing field?

FIORINA: Government trying to level the playing field between internet and brick-and-mortar creates a problem. The FCC jumping in now and saying we're going to put 400 pages of regulation over the internet is going to create massive problems. But guess who pushed for that regulation? The big internet companies. This is what is going on: the big and powerful [companies] use big and powerful government to their advantage. It's why you see Walgreens buying Rite Aid. It's why you see the pharmaceuticals getting together; it's why you see the health insurance companies getting together; it's why you see the banks consolidating.

Source: GOP `Your Money/Your Vote` 2015 CNBC 1st-tier debate Oct 28, 2015

Chris Christie: Let people play Fantasy Football; who cares?

Q [to Gov. Bush]: Daily fantasy sports will award billions of dollars in prize money this year. Isn't that gambling, and should the Federal Government treat it as such?

BUSH: I think this has become something that needs to be looked at in terms of regulation. Effectively it is day-trading without any regulation at all. And there should be some regulation.

CHRISTIE: Are we really talking about getting government involved in fantasy football? We have $19 trillion in debt. We have people out of work. We have ISIS and al Qaeda attacking us. And we're talking about fantasy football? Can we stop? How about this: How about we get the government to do what they're supposed to be doing, secure our borders, protect our people, and support American values and American families. Enough on fantasy football. Let people play, who cares?

Source: GOP `Your Money/Your Vote` 2015 CNBC 1st-tier debate Oct 28, 2015

George Pataki: We need a cyber-war on North Korea

I don't think we need a military response, but we need a coordinated response. I would put in place a policy where if we know a company is hacking into American companies, we will retaliate against that company and say that that company's not going to be allowed to continue to do trade with the United States. I would also put in place what Israel has done: one federal agency dealing with cybersecurity and charged with working across silos to make sure we have the best technology.
Source: GOP "Your Money/Your Vote" 2015 CNBC 2nd-tier debate Oct 28, 2015

George Pataki: Hillary's email leaked secrets; disqualified from presidency

Hillary Clinton put a server, an unsecure server, in her home as secretary of state. We have no doubt that that was hacked, and that state secrets are out there to the Iranians, the Russians, the Chinese and others. That alone should disqualify her from being president of the United States.
Source: GOP "Your Money/Your Vote" 2015 CNBC 2nd-tier debate Oct 28, 2015

George Pataki: FactCheck: No evidence Hillary's email server was hacked

Gov. George Pataki claimed that the private server Hillary Clinton used as secretary of state was "hacked" and that enemies obtained "state secrets." While the FBI is conducting a security review of Clinton's server, there is no evidence so far of a security breach.

Pataki said, "Clinton put an unsecure server, in her home. We have no doubt that that was hacked, and that state secrets are out there to the Iranians, the Russians, the Chinese and others."

It is true that Clinton had a personal email account on a private server. It is also true that some emails contained unmarked classified information. But was Clinton's server "hacked"? And did the Iranians, Russians and Chinese obtain "state secrets"? That's all speculation.

Pataki is referring to reports of hacking attempts that may or may not have been successful. Investigations have found that some hacking attempts originated from Russia, China, South Korea and Germany--but no evidence that any were successful.

Source: Huffington Post FactCheck on GOP 2015 CNBC debate Oct 28, 2015

Jeb Bush: Regulate Fantasy Football as gambling, but not federally

Q: Daily fantasy sports will award billions of dollars in prize money this year. Isn't that gambling, and should the Federal Government treat it as such?

BUSH: Well, first of all, I'm 7 and 0 in my fantasy league. And I think this has become something that needs to be looked at in terms of regulation. Effectively it is day-trading without any regulation at all. And when you have insider information, which apparently has been the case, where people use that information and use big data to try to take advantage of it, there has to be some regulation. If they can't regulate themselves, then the NFL needs to look at just, you know, moving away from them a little bit. And there should be some regulation. I have no clue whether the federal government is the proper place, my instinct is to say, hell no, just about everything about the federal government.

Source: GOP `Your Money/Your Vote` 2015 CNBC 1st-tier debate Oct 28, 2015

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