Statements about Deficit

Says taking millionaires off food stamps and unemployment would save $20 million.

Says Barack Obama promised to halve the deficit in his first term.  

Says Rick Perry is "spending more money than the state takes in, covering his deficits with record borrowing."

Says the national debt and President Barack Obama's "refusal to control spending led to our nation's credit rating being downgraded for the first time in history."

"Social Security doesn’t contribute a penny to the deficit."

"This past (legislative) session, we passed out of the Legislature a resolution requiring Congress to pass a balanced-budget amendment to the (U.S.) Constitution."

Says recent polls show Americans agree with Republicans that the federal debt ceiling should not be raised and the debt and deficit should be dealt with mostly by cutting spending.

"If you printed a $1 bill for the entirety of the $14.1 trillion national debt, the resulting pile of money would weigh more than 136 aircraft carriers."

"The (federal) debt is growing by more than $4 billion a day."

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