Gingrich compliments Bachmann on her idea to repeal Dodd-Frank, and Romney compliments Gingrich. It's a lovefest!
Romney: "Markets work." Well said. He's scoring points tonight.
Perry kudos to Santorum. He falters slightly, then seems to get going in an answer on jobs and energy.
Bachmann: "Freddie and Fannie -- this is the epicenter of crony capitalism."
Gingrich questioned about money from Fannie and Freddie -- "I have never done any lobbying." "We advised them on things they didn't do."
Cain: Fannie and Freddie should be turned into private entities, unwind them so the market can work.
What's with Huntsman's one raised eyebrow?
Huntsman says we should charge banks a fee to set up "some sort of fund." What's he on?
Maria: If you repeal Obamacare, what's the answer?
Huntsman: Sit down with the 50 governors; harmonize medical records; let free market to close the gap on the uninsured.
Paul: Get government out of the business. Medical savings accounts. This is a bipartisan mess.
Perry: Have to have an insurance program on the Medicare side. Incentives for well care. Send Medicaid back to the states.
Cain: HR 3000, stopped previously by "Princess Nancy."
Romney: Send it back to the states. Get health care working like a market (agrees with Ron Paul). Reform malpractice.
Gingrich: An absurd question to ask this in 30 seconds. I want to debate Obama.
Maria bears down, so Gingrich says: Go back to doctor/patient relationships. Medicaid to states. Focus on brain science. Fix health, not health bureacracy.
Bachmann: The issue is cost. Allow every American to buy any health insurance policy anywhere in the U.S. without any federal mandate. Let people pay with pre-tax dollars. Med mal reform.
Santorum: I introduced HSA legislation, and proposed block grants for Medicaid. Get government out of the health care business. I argued for curbs on Fannie and Freddie, harry Reid killed it. I opposed government bailout -- 5 of 8 people here supported bailouts.
Romney gets a chance to respond? Why?