Lindsey Graham: I want to make sure no company leaves America because they can't find an American worker. Bring people in based on merit.
Rick Santorum tries to talk over George Pataki's answer.
George Pataki says we need to honor blue collar work again. Instead of just saying college degree delivers prestige, let's honor those that build things with their hands.
QUESTION: Should there be more paid time off for American workers?
Bobby Jindal says sure, but it shouldn't be a government mandate. We have too many government mandates.
QUESTION: Is it right to have 1/3 of beer brewers owned by one company? (wait, what?)
Rick Santorum: I do drink a lot of Coors beers. There's no shortage of breweries in America. I don't think we need to worry to much. If there's anti-competitive issues, we have agencies to look at that.
QUESTION: Every working American pays into Medicare and Social Security - doesn't that mean they have skin in the game?
Bobby Jindal: That's payroll taxes that pay for programs.
QUESTION: What would you do to ease inequality?
Rick Santorum: We are a revenue neutral plan because we need to reduce the size of government and reduce our debt.
Santorum: Stable families are vitally important for economic growth.
QUESTION: Why did you have such a big deficit if you cut spending?
Bobby Jindal: You're quoting an old number from an old year.
Jindal: We balanced our budget...we cut taxes. Our families are the better off for it.
QUESTION: How would you get people to save more for Social Security?
Lindsey Graham: 50% of seniors would be in poverty without Social Security. I will fix Social Security. If it wasn't for Social Security benefits, my family would have been wiped out when my parents died. Says he'll ask younger people to work longer.
QUESTION: Should for-profit schools be held accountable when they take federal money and leave their students in debt?
Bobby Jindal: Sure, through the market. Barack Obama wants to limit competition in the higher education market.
Jindal: You either trust the American people or you don't. I know the left doesn't.