The Worst Quotes From The Third GOP Debate Are So Bad, You Might Not Want To Read Them

The third GOP debate is finally upon us. Ten candidates took the stage Wednesday at the Coors Event Center at the University of Colorado in Boulder, while four others debated during an undercard forum earlier in the evening. Using the tagline "Your Money, Your Vote," host network CNBC attempted to place the event's focus on the economy, and the topic couldn't have come at a better time. Congress has only recently agreed to a federal budget that would prevent the government from defaulting on its substantial loans, while also raising the debt ceiling. So naturally, the absolute worst quotes from the GOP debate had to with money and how candidates planned to use it.

Whether discussing tax incentives or Social Security, the Republican presidential hopefuls had a lot to say about the ways that they'd restructure the economy. As with the proposed budget for the next fiscal year, GOP candidates shifted their focus to slashing federal funding to organizations like Planned Parenthood, as well as programs like Medicare. Some of the worst comments came as candidates attacked one another, a pattern firmly established during the second GOP debate, when moderator Jake Tapper kicked things off with a question on Donald Trump's capabilities as potential leader of the free world. Needless to say, Wednesday's debate was just as contentious, with an added element of frustration from candidates deliberately attacking the media as well as CNBC.

"Is this a comic book version of a presidential campaign?" — John Harwood on Trump

"It's like a 400-pound man saying, 'I'm going to go on a diet, but I'm eating a sack of Krispy Kremes before I do.'" — Mike Huckabee

"It’s your grandparent’s fault for having too many damn kids." — Rand Paul

"Three pages [of tax code] is about the maximum that a single business owner or a farmer or just a couple can understand without hiring somebody." — Carly Fiorina

"I want a government so small I can barely see it." — Rand Paul

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"They shouldn't automatically assume that because you believe that marriage is between one man and one woman that you are a homophobe." — Ben Carson

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"You know, that's what the PC culture is all about, and it's destroying this nation." — Ben Carson

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"I've used that to my advantage as a business man, for my family, for myself. I never filed for bankruptcy." — Donald Trump

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"I mean, literally, the Senate — what is it, like a French work week? You get, like, three days where you have to show up?" — Jeb Bush

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"You see, folks, this is how socialism starts. Government causes a problem, and then government steps in to solve the problem. This is why, fundamentally, we have to take our government back." — Carly Fiorina

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"Well, John, I don't really have any weaknesses that I can think of ... If I have a weakness, it's that I try to live by the rules." — Mike Huckabee

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"Let's quit blaming the people on Social Security ... It's like them getting mugged, and then us saying, well, we're going to mug you some more. You ought to just be able to get over it, get used to it." — Mike Huckabee

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"There is no money, it's a stack of paper. There is no money in the Social Security account. There is no money in the Medicare account." — Rand Paul

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"Everybody said it was going to be three hours, three and a half, including them, and in about two minutes I renegotiated it so we can get the hell out of here." — Donald Trump

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"You want to bring 70,000 pages to three? Is that using really small type?" — Carl Quintanilla

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"Well, first of all, I'm 7 and 0 in my fantasy league." — Jeb Bush

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"I just want to thank all my colleagues here for being civil, and not falling for the traps." — Ben Carson

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"You want to fix Medicare? Focus on the diseases that are costing us the trillions of dollars. Alzheimer's, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Eradicate those and you fix Medicare and you've fixed America." — Mike Huckabee

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"The government ought to wear a striped shirt and just make sure the game ... [is] played fairly." — Mike Huckabee

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"I may not be your dream candidate just yet, but I can assure you I am Hillary Clinton's worst nightmare" — Carly Fiorina

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