Statements about Federal Budget

Says "nearly 30,000" federal employees in Oregon were furloughed during the government shutdown.

Says "Kurt Schrader supports Obama’s sequester … but won’t cut $1.6 million to fund new video games."

Says ending the direct payment farm subsidy program "could save up to $28.4 billion over ten years that could be used to reduce the deficit."

"Oregon schools receive millions of dollars per year in federal school lunch assistance and yet they are required to spend that money almost anywhere but Oregon."

Says the Pentagon has never passed a financial audit. In fact,  the Pentagon is exempt from a federal law that requires all federal agencies to complete annual audits.

In just a few decades, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, other mandatory spending programs, and paying interest due on the debt will eclipse our entire budget.

Oregon has the sixth highest combined death tax rate in the country.

House Republican plan would increase costs for Oregon seniors by $6,000 with health care vouchers instead of Medicare

"Twice as much (federal) money is going back to Hawaii, Virginia and Alaska than is coming home to Oregon."

"The size of our federal government has more than doubled since the year 2000."

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