Fox Business 2015 GOP primary debate: on Families & Children


Marco Rubio: Pro-family tax code: increase child-care tax credit

Sen. Marco RUBIO: You can't have a strong nation without strong values, and no one is born with strong values. They have to be taught to you in strong families and reinforced in you in strong communities. And so when we set out to do tax reform, we endeavor to have a pro-family tax code, and we endeavor to do it because we know how difficult it is for families in the 21st century to afford the cost of living. It is expensive to raise children in the 21st century, and families that are raising children are raising the future taxpayers of the United States, and everything costs more. In 35 out of 50 states, child care costs more than college. And so, yes, I have a child tax credit increase, and I'm proud of it. I am proud that I have a pro-family tax code, because the pro-family tax plan I have will strengthen the most important institution in the country, the family.

Sen. Rand PAUL: He's talking about giving people money they didn't pay. It's a welfare transfer payment.

Source: Fox Business/WSJ First Tier debate Nov 10, 2015

Marco Rubio: Most important job is being a parent

The most important job anyone in this room will ever have is being a parent because the most important institution in society is the family. If the family breaks down, society breaks down. You can't have a strong nation without strong values, and no one is born with strong values. They have to be taught to you in strong families and reinforced in you in strong communities.
Source: Fox Business/WSJ Second Tier debate Nov 10, 2015

Rick Santorum: This campaign is all about two words: "Working Families"

This campaign has all been about two words for me, working families. We have to start making things in America again. We need a president who is going to talk about the dignity of being a welder. The dignity of being a carpenter, about going to work and earning success. Also, the importance of fathers, and mothers raising their children.
Source: Fox Business/WSJ Second Tier debate Nov 10, 2015

  • The above quotations are from Fox Business/Wall Street Journal Two-Tier 2015 GOP primary debate
    First Tier: Top Eight by polls
    Second Tier: Four other Republicans
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2016 Presidential contenders on Families & Children:
  Republicans:
Gov.Jeb Bush(FL)
Dr.Ben Carson(MD)
Gov.Chris Christie(NJ)
Sen.Ted Cruz(TX)
Carly Fiorina(CA)
Gov.Jim Gilmore(VA)
Sen.Lindsey Graham(SC)
Gov.Mike Huckabee(AR)
Gov.Bobby Jindal(LA)
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