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South Carolina Senate debate, Inez Tenenbaum (D) vs. Rep. Jim DeMint (R), Oct. 17, 2004 on Meet the Press

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    from SC Senate debate (number of quotes indicated):
  • Inez Tenenbaum (11)
  • Jim DeMint (10)
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
Civil Rights
   Inez Tenenbaum: DeMint apologized for debating gays, must apologize to gays.
   Jim DeMint: Apologizes for gay teachers "distracting from the debate".
   Inez Tenenbaum: Openly gay public school teachers ok.
   Jim DeMint: Ban openly gay teachers from public schools.
   Inez Tenenbaum: Embraced No Child Left Behind.
Foreign Policy
   Jim DeMint: The Iraqis would not be voting to set up an Islamic regime.
Free Trade
   Inez Tenenbaum: Cheap imports are putting our people out of work.
   Jim DeMint: Textile industry is dying so trade isn't the issue.
Homeland Security
   Jim DeMint: Opposed the 9/11 Commission at first but now for it.
   Jim DeMint: Let states opt out of minimum wage.
Tax Reform
   Inez Tenenbaum: Proposed a 2-cent sales tax increase to help with education.
   Inez Tenenbaum: Flat income taxes mean raising taxes.
   Jim DeMint: Cut taxes and get rid of the IRS.
   Jim DeMint: Flat income taxes will not hurt the middle class.
   Inez Tenenbaum: Would vote for the transportation bill for Interstate 73.
   Jim DeMint: Voted against the transportation bill for Interstate 73.
War & Peace
   Inez Tenenbaum: We had justification for going into Iraq and remove Saddam.
   Inez Tenenbaum: The Iraqi war is justified even without finding WMD.
   Inez Tenenbaum: Units in Iraq should have better equipment.
   Jim DeMint: Help the Iraqi people set up a democratic government.
Welfare & Poverty
   Inez Tenenbaum: Keep Minimum Wage to help working class families.

The above quotations are from South Carolina Senate debate, Inez Tenenbaum (D) vs. Rep. Jim DeMint (R), Oct. 17, 2004 on Meet the Press.

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