Statements about Federal Budget
"Only three in 10 Texas doctors are currently accepting new Medicaid patients."
Says president is ‘spending $2.2 billion to give away "ObamaPhones." ’
Comic strip says government study shows Head Start "has little or no impact on the children it’s supposed to help."
"The last time Republicans held hostage a resolution to ensure that our country’s bills were paid cost us more than $1 billion in added interest and slowed the economic recovery."
Says U.S. corporate tax rate is "highest in the world at 35 percent."
Says Ted Cruz "has pledged to eliminate" the U.S. Department of Education, which would end federal aid to college students.
Says that when Democrats controlled Congress and the White House, federal spending as a share of the Gross Domestic Product leapt from 18.2 percent in 2001 to 25.2 percent in 2009 -- the largest such increase in any eight-year period since World War II.
Says federal debt "doubled during the Bush administration."
Says the federal government is spending $765,828 to subsidize "pancakes for yuppies" in Washington.
Says "we brought crime rate down by 30 percent" when he was mayor of Dallas.
Rick Santorum says Rick Perry requested 1,200 earmarks as governor of Texas.
Says that when Republicans held Congress and the presidency, they "doubled the size of the (U.S.) Department of Education."
Says taking millionaires off food stamps and unemployment would save $20 million.
Says Rick Santorum voted for the Bridge to Nowhere.
Says IBM leader told Obama that using IBM technology to cut fraud could "pay for" health care reform.
Says he did not support the October 2008 legislation to rescue Wall Street firms.
Says Ron Paul insisted FEMA should be shut down.
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."
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