Statements about Federal Budget

"Our national debt is as low as it has been since World War II."

"The national debt is on track to double during Obama’s presidency."  

"When you add a dollar value to mandates," government took almost 50 percent "of the American people’s money."

Common Core "is not from the federal government," they "do not have their fingerprints on this thing at all."

"Woodrow Wilson borrowed $30 billion to fund World War I in 1917. That money has not been paid back. And we are still paying interest on it."

"I never was in favor of shutting down the government. … (I) voted to fund the government fully."

According to a federal report, Obamacare will increase the long-term federal deficit by $6.2 trillion.

"We went from $160 billion deficit spending in (President George W.) Bush's last year to $1.6 trillion the following year."

Says "nearly 30,000" federal employees in Oregon were furloughed during the government shutdown.

Congressional lawmakers earn their salaries "FOR LIFE," which for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi would add up to "$803,700 Dollars a year for LIFE including FREE medical."

The federal government "has $3 trillion in cash flow, so we can pay our bills" and won’t default.

Ann Kuster turned "a blind eye to those in need of funding" by voting "against funding for our nation’s veterans, low-income women and children, the FDA and the National Institutes of Health."

Says U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., "opposes a vote on his own legislation that he proposed just a few months ago."

A congressional laundry closed due to the partial government shutdown.

"It’s been 4 and a half years since the United States Senate passed a 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.

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