"Social Security didn’t cause the debt crisis. Social Security had nothing to do with the debt crisis."
"Thirty-four of the last 44 (debt ceiling increases) have been for less than a year. So, this notion that short-term is somehow the exception, it's actually the rule."
On opposition to earmarks
Says U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is responsible for "over $14 trillion in debt."
Says that PolitiFact Ohio confirms that Betty Sutton "maxed out federal debt"
The Bush tax cuts "helped to create a substantial part of the deficit."
Says signs posted at projects funded by the federal stimulus act has cost "20 or 40 million" dollars.
"Our debt to GDP ratios, our deficit to GDP ratios are quickly approaching the countries we have been reading about for the last year and a half. We are not far behind Ireland, Greece, Portugal and Spain and all these countries we have been reading about."
The tax cut deal is giving "$700 billion to millionaires and billionaires."
"Understand, this is unemployment insurance. It’s not welfare, as a lot of my Republican colleagues like to suggest it is. You pay into it when you’re working. You get help when you’re not."
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