Statements about Federal Budget
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.
Says Virginia House Republicans are sacrificing $5 million a day in U.S. funds by refusing to expand Medicaid.
President Barack Obama’s budget threatens national security by proposing "an Army of fewer personnel than we had before Pearl Harbor."
"The U.S. spends more money on its military than the 16 biggest military budgets in the world" combined.
"A grant for $5,000 [from the Governor’s Workforce Board] went to teach an employee at a company that makes ornamental business card holders how to use Facebook and Twitter."
Federal money for Medicaid expansion "is guaranteed for a few years and then goes away."
The health care law reduces "the number of uninsured in America by 3 percent for how much money? $2 trillion."
The National Science Foundation awarded $700,000 to fund a climate change musical.
"Ralph Hall has never voted to raise the debt ceiling."
Says Sen. Thad Cochran "voted to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on ... the Bridge to Nowhere in Alaska instead of shifting the money to repair a bridge damaged by Hurricane Katrina."
"A child born in America today will inherit $1.5 million in debt the moment they're placed in their mother's arms."
Says Dan Patrick "supported giving a $5,000 taxpayer-funded voucher to every family to buy a car."
"It isn't me cutting the budget. It's the Congress' decision on sequestration. So it isn't secretary of defense or the president doing this."
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