Statements about Federal Budget
Says Newt Gingrich "co-sponsored a bill with Nancy Pelosi that would have given $60 million a year to a U.N. program supporting China’s brutal one-child policy."
U.S. Rep. Connie Mack "voted to raise his own pay several times."
The EPA "wants to hire 230,000 new government regulators that will cost the taxpayer $21 billion."
"Congressman Bill Young voted to cut taxes for millionaires and end your Medicare."
"George LeMieux voted against the majority of Republicans and joined with Democrats to create a 'Task Force For Responsible Fiscal Action' that looks strikingly similar to the 'Super Committee' now being set up in Washington to justify massive tax hikes."
"If the debt ceiling is surpassed, our nation will not go into default as some suggest."
"This is the first time in the history that we've had the raising of a debt limit also with spending cuts."
"The nonpartisan CBO, Congressional Budget Office, has said that the No. 1 policy decision that brought us to the need to prevent the nation from defaulting on our debt for the first time in history were the Bush tax cuts in 2001 and 2003."
"750 days since Bill Nelson & the Democrats in the Senate passed a budget. How can this be justified?"
" 'Scary' fact about our national debt. In 1791 it was $75 million. Today, it rises by that amount in about an hour."
"(George) LeMieux never requested a single earmark and pushed to ban them all."
"(Bill) Nelson voted for billions in wasteful spending earmarks like the Bridge to Nowhere."
To pay for government growth, leaders of both parties "borrowed $4 billion a day, leaving us with today's $14 trillion debt."
On the way the federal government should spend Florida's rejected high-speed rail money.
"The cost for renovating the headquarters of the U.N. has doubled from the original estimate."
"Re: (Marco) Rubio's support of earmark ban: In 2002 alone, he requested 37 earmarks worth $43 million."
"Middle-class families throughout America (would) have to pay $6,000 per year" to pay for tax cuts for the wealthy.
"If we ban the practice of earmarks, we could save the American taxpayer anywhere between $15 (billion) to $20 billion dollars a year in pork-barrel spending."
Marco Rubio's "economic proposals will add $3.5 trillion to the federal deficit."
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