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Well the economy was definitely topic number one of the first presidential debate with President Obama Mitt Romney sparring on everything from the federal budget to tax cuts and it's -- -- -- -- -- in a few good jabs including this -- when he used his experiences of businessmen.
To go off of the president's comments about companies getting tax breaks for sending jobs.
There have been in business for 25 years.
I have no idea what you're talking about I -- -- need to get a new accompanist.
But but the the idea that you get a break for shipping jobs overseas is simply not the case.
What we do have right now as -- setting relative bring money from overseas back to this country.
Wow that's that that Gerri Willis joining us now with her take -- Debate and you know -- saying -- the very outset that Mitt Romney was fired up ready to go but it -- it the president wasn't.
And that was what was so surprising ranking Obama came not nice in gauging Obama we were all surprised by that.
-- -- was a hit and let me tell you why did the did things that a lot of different levels I thought.
Not only was he well prepared yet to be at talking points they were gracefully put together and he said nice things about the present -- could -- where they agree.
He just seemed like a nice person to your point yesterday he wouldn't wanna have a Diet Coke with them -- -- today.
Percent last night yes yes I would he was funny.
He even was making fun of -- like -- that you know the moderator he was doing a really nice job I think getting GG or.
Presenting himself as an engaging yet yeah I -- -- very presidential without being off putting and not hear anything.
But among the many things he had to say and you know and all of us here at FB and we've been covering slender we've been covering green -- -- There were many comments about the president's energy -- listen to -- Of course -- on the table that's probably not gonna survive to get that rate down to 25%.
But but don't forget.
You put nine -- billion dollars.
Like fifty years force the breaks into into solar and wind.
Did it didn't just -- Solyndra.
And -- -- -- -- won an F -- at a friendly city don't just pick the winners and losers you pick the losers all right so is that this is not.
This is not the kind of policy you -- -- have you wanna get America energy secure.
Well even Obama had to laugh at that went.
But any followed up Mitt Romney at one point and said the ninety billion dollars the UN sunk into green energy would have hired two million teachers.
That to me is the kind of argument the kind of FactSet -- -- it crystallizes his vision really makes you understand what he's talking about.
And why it's important will be used to see how the polls reflect all of this in the days to come back right for the next debate -- things can change them but certainly round one I think that ring Ding Ding -- -- they estimate.
Jerry's that very much -- tonight.
Well we have issued an invitation to be effort.
Because as you know Romney said he wants to shut down federal funding for NPR and that would of course include.
This children's television workshop which produces Sesame Street and is the home of big -- now.
Mention big bird by name I think it's critical and essential that somebody at this network get big bird on I hope it's us tonight I think and it doesn't happen we'll tell you why.
Feathers and very ruffled right now -- -- Oddly the thing that statement put these small staying power and Gerri thank you very much -- -- that the winners for close tonight -- -- eastern time.
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