Statements about Federal Budget

"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."

"Federal government reneging" on Medicaid payments to Wisconsin caused about $240 million in extra costs in the 2013-’15 state budget.

Says Lamar Smith "sponsored the bill that funded Obamacare."

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

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