Statements This Week - ABC News

If Wisconsin's governor cuts perquisites as much as he plans to do, "it would still leave (workers) better off than their private sector" counterparts.

"The  firefighters, the policemen and others who supported (Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker) in his election bid ... don't have to worry about their collective bargaining rights."

The Obama administration "actually cut out the democracy in Egypt funds inside the State Department."

In the past 20 years, Egypt has made "great strides" in political and democratic reform.

"We're borrowing 40 cents of every dollar we spend."

"The American people say, don't touch Social Security, don't touch Medicare, don't cut defense. That's 84 percent of the federal budget."

Poll results from the past 35 years show that State of the Union speeches "do not move" presidential approval numbers.

"Saturday's shootings reflect a disturbing trend. Mass shootings have become commonplace since the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007. There have been dozens of incidents where three or more people have been fatally wounded. Hundreds have died."

"Barack Obama is in an economy that's only worsened since he's been president of the United States."

The Pentagon's survey about the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy found that 92 percent of service members "agree that they could serve ... in a unit in combat" without compromising "mission readiness."

"Historically," Senate ratification of arms control treaties "has been bipartisan."

A proposal to reduce the deficit "involved large tax cuts for the top bracket."

A recent report from the president's deficit commission was "completely empty" on controlling health care costs.

Federal spending is "the highest it's been as a share of our economy in 60 years (and) revenue is the lowest it's been as a share of our economy in 60 years."

"The average federal employee makes $120,000 a year. The average private employee makes $60,000 a year."

"Anybody who is familiar with the historical data from the IRS knows that raising income tax rates will likely actually reduce federal revenues."

"The interest on the debt now is going to approach in the next couple of years ... what we spend in the national defense budget."

When Obama took office "the economy of the United States was actually shrinking for the first time in about 70 years."

Just like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, "the AFL-CIO receives dues from foreign entities associated with it."

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