Welcome to The Fiscal Times live blog of the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. Watch a live video stream of the debate starting at 9:00 ET and post your comments and reactions below – so invite your friends and family to join in the conversation. You can also tweet using the hashtag #TFTDebate and have your posts appear automatically on the live blog. Be here at 8:30 ET to join the conversation. And remember to keep your posts civil – and have fun!