Statements about Deficit

The Export-Import Bank "doesn’t cost taxpayers anything."

The Senate proposal to restore emergency unemployment benefits for five months was "fully paid for."

I turned "a $110 million deficit into a $1.6 million surplus for our city."

With his proposal to cut income and property taxes, Scott Walker is "increasing the state deficit at a time when borrowing is already at record levels."  

Under current policies, "we're going to reduce the overall debt of the United States by $3 trillion over the next 10 years."

Members of the military don’t "contribute toward their pension."

"(The farm bill) has a provision that would in many ways reduce the deficit."

The deficit this year could pay "all of the 2013 salaries of every professional baseball player for the next 248 years."

"The national debt is on track to double during Obama’s presidency."  

"Woodrow Wilson borrowed $30 billion to fund World War I in 1917. That money has not been paid back. And we are still paying interest on it."

According to a federal report, Obamacare will increase the long-term federal deficit by $6.2 trillion.

"We went from $160 billion deficit spending in (President George W.) Bush's last year to $1.6 trillion the following year."

"According to the Congressional Budget Office, repealing Obamacare would increase the budget deficit."

The sequester has "already lost 1.6 million jobs."

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

"The Congressional Budget Office, a nonpartisan office, did an analysis and said that passing comprehensive immigration reform will reduce the federal deficit by $200 billion over the next decade."

Says "our deficits are falling at the fastest rate in 60 years."

Food stamp spending "doubled under President Bush, doubled again under President Obama."  

"The Government Accountability Office estimated (Obamacare) will add to the long-term deficit by $6.2 trillion."

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