Statements about Federal Budget
"The average student loan debt in Texas is over $22,000...the cost of an average size pickup truck." But unlike car owners, "students are not allowed to refinance their loans at lower rates."
Rick Perry doesn’t think there should be a federal minimum wage.
The National Science Foundation awarded $700,000 to fund a climate change musical.
"Ralph Hall has never voted to raise the debt ceiling."
Says Dan Patrick "supported giving a $5,000 taxpayer-funded voucher to every family to buy a car."
Says Lamar Smith "sponsored the bill that funded Obamacare."
Medicare Part D "was far more expensive than the Affordable Care Act and unlike" the act, "was never budgeted."
The federal government "has $3 trillion in cash flow, so we can pay our bills" and won’t default.
A congressional laundry closed due to the partial government shutdown.
Obamacare-caused paperwork will annually absorb 190 million hours or more--and Mount Rushmore could be built 1,547 times over "with the paperwork."
"According to a recent Congressional Budget Office report, under Obamacare, 7 million people will lose their employer-sponsored insurance."
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."
"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."
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