Statements about Federal Budget

"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."

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."

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."

President Barack Obama "is the first president to keep a dog-trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense."

"The average student loan debt in Texas is over $22,000...the cost of an average size pickup truck." But unlike car owners, "students are not allowed to refinance their loans at lower rates."

Medicare is "going broke. The trust fund goes bankrupt in 2026."

Says he never wanted to raise the debt ceiling.

Rick Perry doesn’t think there should be a federal minimum wage.

"As unbelievable as it sounds, your tax dollars are funding the federal government's Zombie Apocalypse Plan. I kid you not."

"Congress has cut funding, has slashed funding, for veterans' benefits over these last years."

A majority of Americans "since Harry Truman days" support single-payer health insurance, or "full Medicare for all."  

Congress' decision to "spend less around the world" on embassy security contributed to "tragedies" like Benghazi.

Congress used earmarks "for more than 200 years."

"Explosive growth in Medicare" is the reason federal deficit spending is predicted to top $1 trillion again after falling to $600 billion annually.

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