GOP Debate

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 8:51am

The Republican candidates debate the issues and their agenda for America.

This Morning there is a clearer view of what next year's presidential race will look like.

Initially there were six candidates in the debate, but Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann’s announcement that she was running made it seven candidates.

After Michelle Bachmann made it official, Republicans pitched their ideas for turning the economy around.

"Lower capital gains tax rate to zero," said GOP Presidential Candidate, Herman Cain.

"If you want to...we need to get the Fed to quit printing money." Said GOP Presidential Candidate, Ron Paul

"Pro American energy policy, we need to fix healthcare policy," said Tim Pawlenty, GOP Presidential Candidate.

They're mostly united on social issues: against abortion and same-sex marriages, but on healthcare, frontrunner mitt romney was on the defense.

His Massachusetts plan was the inspiration for President Obama's, but Romney insists they're different, "On my first day in office I will grant a waiver to all 50 states for Obamacare," said Mitt Romney, GOP Presidential Candidate.

What about the republican plan to ditch Medicare as we know it? "If you can't convince the American people it's a good idea, maybe it's not a good idea," said Newt Gingrich GOP Presidential Candidate.

Rick Santorum's got an idea to lower your gas prices, "This President has put a stop sign against oil drilling, against any kind of exploration off-shore or in Alaska and that is depressing, we need to drill."

Ideas from the top seven candidates with several more still undeclared.

Tracie Potts, NBC News.
 

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