Statements about Federal Budget
"Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, U.S. health care spending grew at 3.9 percent for the last three years, the lowest growth rate in over 50 years."
Says President Franklin Delano Roosevelt "felt there wasn’t a need in the public sector to have collective bargaining because the government is the people."
Says the U.S. Postal Service has taken no taxpayer aid since 1971, funds operations entirely from the sale of stamps and related products and makes an "operational profit year after year."
"Obamacare … carries on even under a government shutdown."
The federal deficit is "growing."
A Republican housing finance reform bill "would eliminate a person’s ability to obtain 15- and 30-year mortgages."
The sequester has "already lost 1.6 million jobs."
President Barack Obama has "announced that he would not sign ANY spending bills this year unless sequestration spending cuts are eliminated."
Rick Scott "invested $38 million in the Port of Jacksonville's vital Mile Point Project," which "covered missing federal funds for the project."
"The U.S. Postal Service doesn’t run on your tax dollars. It’s funded solely by stamps and postage."
"The FL Guard has defended our freedom in Afghanistan, Iraq, and put their lives at risk; now the fed govt is going to cut their pay 20%."
Food stamp spending "doubled under President Bush, doubled again under President Obama."
"This is the same (farm) bill we voted on a few weeks ago, with the exception of one or two sentences."
"Nearly 70 percent of all federal spending will go towards Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid" in fiscal year 2014.
"In the past four years, (the U.S. Senate) has only passed nine out of 48 appropriation bills."
If Gov. Rick Scott activates "the National Guard in anticipation of a federal disaster, the state’s costs, including the costs to recall any furloughed guardsmen, will be fully reimbursable by FEMA."
"Some of these members of the House of Representatives get hundreds of thousands of dollars in farm subsidies" but want to cut food stamps.
Wisconsin is "not walking away from a dime" in federal funds by rejecting the Obamacare Medicaid expansion.
"This president spends 30 times as much money on global warming research as he does on weather forecasting and warning."
A bill to advance the Keystone XL Pipeline "is an earmark" under House rules.
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