Statements about Federal Budget

"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."

"Chained CPI would save $1 trillion in the second decade off the federal budget debt," a report shows.

"The budget I managed at the Department of Education was more than $60 million."

"Nonpartisan government analysts say Obamacare will cost our economy up to 2.5 million jobs."

Says North Carolina Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis "supports a plan that would end Medicare as we know it."

Mark Warner voted for "nearly $1 trillion in new taxes and $7 trillion in new debt."

The cost of the food stamp program is at an all-time high.  

Virginia is "the No. 1 recipient of federal dollars."

Says President Barack Obama "spent nearly a trillion dollars on make-work government jobs."

"The largest enterprise in the world is the federal government of the United States of America"

"The average rate of fraud" in the Earned Income Tax Credit, Medicare, Medicaid and food stamps programs "is 20 to 25 percent."  

"Sens. Isakson’s, Chambliss’ Votes Against Unemployment Insurance Were Votes to Kill Nearly 6,000 Georgia Jobs."

Members of the military don’t "contribute toward their pension."

"(Jack Kingston) had more earmarks at one time than every member of the Georgia delegation put together."  

The Murray-Ryan deal "is the first divided-government budget agreement since 1986."

"Medicare costs have slowed down dramatically. In fact, the first two months of this fiscal year, Medicare costs were down even in nominal terms relative to the previous year."

"The economy bled $24 billion" due to the government shutdown.

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