Statements about Federal Budget

"I haven’t really proposed (phasing out aid to Israel) in the past."

"It cost us more to shut the government down than to keep it open."

Says U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst does not support "a national minimum wage." 

"We spend $18 billion a year on making sure that the federal government has immigrant enforcement agents. That's more than DEA and the ATF and the FBI and all the other enforcement (agencies) combined."

Says "nothing" in Obama’s $3.7 billion request to address the child immigrant situation "actually secures the border."

Says Mitch McConnell voted to raise Medicare costs for a current Kentucky senior by $6,000.

Says he "voted for disaster relief and full funding of FEMA."

"Congressman (Tom) Cotton is the only Arkansan in Congress -- Democrat or Republican -- to vote against disaster relief five times."

The Export-Import Bank "doesn’t cost taxpayers anything."

President Barack Obama "is the first president to keep a dog-trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense."

Congress used earmarks "for more than 200 years."

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."

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