Statements about Federal Budget
Says cuts to Medicare affect people who have already "paid in. We paid for it."
Says Democratic Senate candidate "Bruce Braley voted to cut $700 billion from Medicare to support Obamacare."
"We cut our deficits by more than half."
"Kids coming from an affluent background" are "taking advantage of all these student loan programs and grants" while many middle-class families with no connection to college are picking up the tab.
"I haven’t really proposed (phasing out aid to Israel) in the past."
"It cost us more to shut the government down than to keep it open."
Says U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst does not support "a national minimum wage."
Twenty percent of single adults, ages 21 to 25 with no kids, "are not working or even in school trying to find a job."
Says Common Core is a federal mandate.
"We spend $18 billion a year on making sure that the federal government has immigrant enforcement agents. That's more than DEA and the ATF and the FBI and all the other enforcement (agencies) combined."
U.S. Senate candidate Jack Kingston "spent our tax dollars on thousands of wasteful earmarks."
Says "nothing" in Obama’s $3.7 billion request to address the child immigrant situation "actually secures the border."
U.S. Senate candidate Jack Kingston voted for the "Cash for Clunkers" program.
Says Mitch McConnell voted to raise Medicare costs for a current Kentucky senior by $6,000.
Says he "voted for disaster relief and full funding of FEMA."
"Congressman (Tom) Cotton is the only Arkansan in Congress -- Democrat or Republican -- to vote against disaster relief five times."
U.S. Senate candidate Jack Kingston "requested more earmarks than any other GA Congressman and all GA GOP members combined."
The Export-Import Bank "doesn’t cost taxpayers anything."
On a balanced budget amendment.
The Senate proposal to restore emergency unemployment benefits for five months was "fully paid for."
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