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Gov. Huckabee said it was in the nation's best interest to not only become energy independent, but to get it done within a decade.
"If we don't say we will do this within a decade we will never get there. We need to approach it the same way that a car does at the NASCAR pit stop," Huckabee said. "But instead of running it like NASCAR, we have been running at like a station wagon and letting goober take care of it under a shade tree."
"We have to come to a place where everything is on the table: nuclear, biofuels, wind, solar; anything they think this country can produce," said Huckabee.
A number of candidates said mandates on Social Security and Medicare were to blame for spiraling government spending.
"We're going to have to fix Social Security," said Sen. McCain. "The problem is that the American people no longer have faith that we're going to fix the issues they face. We have to fix these programs, but first we have to go to the American people with clean hands."
"We're spending the money of future generations, and those yet to be born," said Thompson. "Everyone knows that we have to address that, and it's the fundamental and foremost challenge, I think, facing our country economically."