Statements about Federal Budget
Democrats already agreed to "a deal that Republicans wanted, that Eric Cantor said would be a win."
"For the first time since the Korean War, total federal spending has gone down for two years in a row."
The Obama administration shut down the Amber Alert program because of the government shutdown.
"Obama has jumped the shark and ordered the ocean closed!"
There is "a constitutional issue" that affects "the paychecks of members of Congress" during a shutdown.
"This year, the federal government will have more revenue than any year in the history of our country."
"Eighty-five percent of government's running right now. Only 15 percent of government spending is shut down."
Shutdowns are "a normal part of the constitutional process," with 12 shutdowns under Democratic House Speaker Tip O’Neill and two during his own speakership.
The shutdown is projected to result in "$10 billion in costs to the economy per week."
"A strong bipartisan majority" in the House of Representatives "voted to defund Obamacare."
"The United States Senate — Democrats and Republicans — (voted) to keep our government open."
With Obamacare, "we're fixing to get hit with the biggest entitlement program the American taxpayers have ever seen."
"According to the Congressional Budget Office, repealing Obamacare would increase the budget deficit."
If the government shuts down, "all military personnel will continue to serve and accrue pay but will not actually be paid until appropriations are available."
"Since sequester began federal employment has been subtracting 6,000-7,000 jobs per month"
"The amount of interest" paid on the federal debt exceeds "total tax revenue."
"CBO reports that delaying the Obamacare individual mandate will reduce the deficit by $35 billion over ten years."
Obamacare-caused paperwork will annually absorb 190 million hours or more--and Mount Rushmore could be built 1,547 times over "with the paperwork."
"While fat-cat bureaucrats at the Department of Education are getting paid an average salary of $102,000 a year, teachers in Georgia are getting paid half of that."
"Only in Washington would politicians spend $27 million to teach Moroccans how to make pottery."
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