Updated from 9:38 p.m. ET to include comments on defense and the military.NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Social Security, the Federal Reserve and defense spending were hot topics on Monday night as the Tea Party hosted its first-ever GOP presidential debate in Tampa, Fla., and Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney quickly butted heads. Perry, the current leader in the polls, has had one of the more controversial stances on the program, calling it a Ponzi scheme, and he continued to articulate his opposition on Monday, saying Americans need to recognize the current system is broken and that the government needs to tell people the truth.