Statements about Federal Budget
Says Sen. Thad Cochran "voted to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on ... the Bridge to Nowhere in Alaska instead of shifting the money to repair a bridge damaged by Hurricane Katrina."
"It isn't me cutting the budget. It's the Congress' decision on sequestration. So it isn't secretary of defense or the president doing this."
Under current policies, "we're going to reduce the overall debt of the United States by $3 trillion over the next 10 years."
"Nonpartisan government analysts say Obamacare will cost our economy up to 2.5 million jobs."
Says North Carolina Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis "supports a plan that would end Medicare as we know it."
Says President Barack Obama "spent nearly a trillion dollars on make-work government jobs."
The Murray-Ryan deal "is the first divided-government budget agreement since 1986."
The United States "has never been richer, if you look at per capita GDP."
"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."
"We went from $160 billion deficit spending in (President George W.) Bush's last year to $1.6 trillion the following year."
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."
Says U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., "opposes a vote on his own legislation that he proposed just a few months ago."
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.
"This year, the federal government will have more revenue than any year in the history of our country."
"Eighty-five percent of government's running right now. Only 15 percent of government spending is shut down."
Shutdowns are "a normal part of the constitutional process," with 12 shutdowns under Democratic House Speaker Tip O’Neill and two during his own speakership.
"A strong bipartisan majority" in the House of Representatives "voted to defund Obamacare."
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