Statements about Federal Budget
"Quite frankly, it was during the Bush years of spending, multiplied now by the Obama years that we have this mess."
Federal spending on entitlements "is projected to consume all revenue by 2045."
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 so-called doc fix in the fiscal cliff deal will cut payments "for treating illnesses disproportionately impacting minorities, including end stage renal disease and diabetes."
"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."
Says Jim Renacci "opposed increasing combat bonuses for our troops."
The national debt of $16 trillion, is "enough to buy both the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds 1,918 times."
"Since President Obama took office, over 88,000 Ohio workers have lost their jobs."
"The president went on a stimulus-fueled spending binge that stuck every American man, woman and child with a $50,000 share of this $16 trillion debt."
"$16 trillion (the national debt) in $1 bills would cover the entire state of Ohio nearly 1.5 times."
Sherrod Brown "sent billions of our tax dollars to foreign countries."
Obama has "racked up more debt than any president in history — over $5 trillion."
"Student loan rates set to double because a Democratic-controlled Congress voted to double them."
"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 when she "helped get $15 billion more for veterans care, Kucinich voted No."
Says federal spending has increased 21 percent over the past three years.
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