Nikki Haley in Second GOP presidential debate

On Corporations: Permanent small business and corporate tax cuts

I came out with an economic plan: eliminate the gas and diesel tax. Let's focus on cutting taxes for Middle America collapsing those brackets. Let's get rid of unfair distortions like the state and local tax that they give to wealthy people, in Blue states, and paid by Red states. And let's make sure we make the small business tax [deductions] permanent. They only made those temporary. They made the corporate taxes permanent. Let's focus on what it takes to get more cash in the pockets of workers.
Source: Fox Business 2023 Republican primary debate in Simi Valley Sep 27, 2023

On Drugs: Special Operations against Mexican & Chinese drug cartels

Q: Mexico's president called those who support sending U.S. military into his country "scoundrels." You say you will send special operations to attack the cartels in Mexico?

HALEY: Special operations is how we deal with our terrorists. Mexico's not being a good partner if they're letting the cartels get away with what they're getting away with. We will send in our special operations and we will take out the cartels; we'll take out their operations; we'll take out anything that's doing it.

But we're going to go after China because China is the one sending the Fentanyl in the first place. And we will end all normal trade relations until China stops sending Fentanyl. And then we'll do the special operations and we'll get it from both sides. This is where President Trump went wrong. He focused on trade with China. We need to start focusing on what keeps Americans safe. As your president, I will make sure every American is safe, and we'll do whatever it takes to make that happen.

Source: Fox Business 2023 Republican primary debate in Simi Valley Sep 27, 2023

On Education: More vocational education and less DEI

Q: American students have lower scores in math and reading; chronic absenteeism is at record highs. You say school choice is the answer, but what would you do right now?

HALEY: School choice isn't the only answer. We have to acknowledge the fact that 67% of our eighth graders are not proficient in reading or math. The first thing we've got to do is we've got to make sure we catch our kids back up. We have to make sure they can read.

We need to start building things in America again. Let's put vocational classes back in our high schools. And let's get our kids building the things that we know that we can make. When we start to focus on that and really bringing that parental involvement, that's when we'll start to see a difference. But we've got to get parents back included. We've got to quit spending time on this DEI and CRT, and instead focus on financial literacy on digital literacy, and on making sure that our kids know what they need to do to have the jobs of the next generation.

Source: Fox Business 2023 Republican primary debate in Simi Valley Sep 27, 2023

On Health Care: Put patients in the driver's seat for health plans

Q: Health care is the leading cause of bankruptcy for American families, accounting for 2/3 of all personal bankruptcies. Your plan?

HALEY: How can we be the best country in the world, and have the most expensive health care in the world? We have an issue. When I am President, we will break all of it, from the insurance companies, to the hospitals, to the doctor's offices, to the PBMs, to the pharmaceutical companies. We will make it all transparent. Because, when you do that--show us where their warts are--you will realize that's what the problem is.

Second thing is you've got to deal with tort law. The doctors don't give you tests because theywant to; it's because of the 90% chance they'll get sued.

We have to put the patient in the driver's seat. They've been in the backseat, for way too long. And once we give the patient the ability to decide their health care, deciding which plan they want, that is when we will see magic happen.

Source: Fox Business 2023 Republican primary debate in Simi Valley Sep 27, 2023

On Technology: China gets data from 150M people on TikTok

Q [to Vivek RAMASWAMY]: TikTok is banned on government-issued devices because of its ties to the Chinese government. Yet you met with TikTok [influencers]?

RAMASWAMY: The Republican Party [needs to] reach the next generation of young Americans where they are. [And we should] declare independence from China.

HALEY: This is infuriating because TikTok is one of the most dangerous social media apps that we could have. 150 million people are on TikTok. That means [China] can get your contacts. They can get your financial information. They can get your e-mails. They can get text messages. They can get all of these things. China knows exactly what they are doing. You want China to go make medicines in China, not America? You now wanted kids to go and get on this social media that's dangerous for all of us? You were in business with the Chinese that gave Hunter Biden $5 million. We can't trust you. We can't have TikTok.

Source: Fox Business 2023 Republican primary debate in Simi Valley Sep 27, 2023

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