Statements about Federal Budget
"The economy bled $24 billion" due to the government shutdown.
"I did not support the sequester."
The U.S. Department of Defense spends $80 million a year on prostate cancer research, $25 million a year on ovarian cancer research and $150 million a year on breast cancer research.
The United States "has never been richer, if you look at per capita GDP."
Medicare Part D "was far more expensive than the Affordable Care Act and unlike" the act, "was never budgeted."
"Our national debt is as low as it has been since World War II."
"The national debt is on track to double during Obama’s presidency."
"When you add a dollar value to mandates," government took almost 50 percent "of the American people’s money."
Common Core "is not from the federal government," they "do not have their fingerprints on this thing at all."
"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."
"I never was in favor of shutting down the government. … (I) voted to fund the government fully."
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."
Says "nearly 30,000" federal employees in Oregon were furloughed during the government shutdown.
Congressional lawmakers earn their salaries "FOR LIFE," which for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi would add up to "$803,700 Dollars a year for LIFE including FREE medical."
The federal government "has $3 trillion in cash flow, so we can pay our bills" and won’t default.
Ann Kuster turned "a blind eye to those in need of funding" by voting "against funding for our nation’s veterans, low-income women and children, the FDA and the National Institutes of Health."
Says U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., "opposes a vote on his own legislation that he proposed just a few months ago."
A congressional laundry closed due to the partial government shutdown.
"It’s been 4 and a half years since the United States Senate passed a budget."
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