Statements about Federal Budget
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."
"Forty cents of every dollar being spent by the federal government is being borrowed from my children."
"There's more than 100,000 people working at the Department of Agriculture. That's 1 employee for every 30 farmers."
"In the last 50 years, (the federal government has) only balanced the budget five times."
"If we just froze spending at 2007 levels ... by 2013 we would balance the budget ... and by 2020 we would cut the national debt in half."
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