Statements about Deficit

Says the State Department spent $630,000 to get 2 million Facebook "Likes."

"Quite frankly, it was during the Bush years of spending, multiplied now by the Obama years that we have this mess."

Says the New Year’s Day "fiscal cliff" deal "reduces the deficit."

Seven of America’s 10 wealthiest counties are in the Washington, D.C., area.

"The problem with raising tax rates on the wealthiest Americans is that more than half of them are small business owners."

Budget analysts say the looming tax hikes and spending cuts would  "take us into a recession and kill jobs."

"Since President Obama took office, over 88,000 Ohio workers have lost their jobs."

"$16 trillion (the national debt) in $1 bills would cover the entire state of Ohio nearly 1.5 times."

Obama has "racked up more debt than any president in history — over $5 trillion."

"The Democrat-controlled Senate, it hasn't passed a budget in more than 1,000 days."

The Buffett Rule "will bring in less than $5 billion per year. ... Enough to pay one week’s interest on the national debt."

"Since President Obama took office, our federal spending has increased by nearly 30 percent and our national debt has increased by almost 50 percent."

Says federal spending has increased 21 percent over the past three years.

"The American Conservative Union gives [Rep. Tim] Ryan a dismal 0.0 percent rating for the billions he has contributed to our national debt."

Says military expenditures for the United States are greater than the combined spending of the next 14 largest nations.

"President Obama's recent plan to cut $100 million of waste within his administration won't actually save money because he's going to spend it elsewhere."

"We have the second highest corporate tax rate among our trading partners."

"A couple retiring today will pay about $119,000 in lifetime Medicare taxes and receive about $357,000 in lifetime Medicare benefits. ... about 3 bucks in benefits for every dollar in taxes."

"We have 10,000 baby boomers retiring every day."

Sherrod Brown "has stood side by side" with President Barack Obama, presiding "over the most rapid increase in the debt over the last 2.5 years" and hurtling toward " the worst jobs record in the modern era."

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