Statements about Federal Budget
Long-term federal investment in U.S. airports is urgent because "there was a recent survey of the top airports … in the world, and there was not a single U.S. airport that came in the top 25."
"Why is President Obama unnecessarily delaying your flight? FAA could cut other spending."
While the sequester is in effect, the federal government is still funding a study on duck penises.
The Air Force wants taxpayers to fund a fantasy football league.
"In the last two years, we have reduced the deficit by $2.5 trillion."
"Seven of the 10 highest-income counties in the country ring the city" of Washington D.C.
Of every "three dollars in food stamps for the needy, seven dollars in salaries and pensions (go to) the bureaucrats who are supposed to be taking care of the poor."
"Our debt is already bigger than our economy."
Says the federal government is supporting a study in Hawaii to "develop a menu for when we colonize Mars."
Of $60 billion Congress approved in response to Hurricane Sandy, "only 10 percent was for disaster relief."
"There's no plan from Senate Democrats or the White House to replace the sequester."
Says a majority of Americans -- and Republicans -- support his approach for deficit reduction.
Due to the sequester, "people are going to be unsafe. Homes are going to burn."
"There are literally teachers now who are getting pink slips" because of sequestration.
Says the federal government is earning more tax revenue now "than any other time."
"There's going to be a slowdown and delays in flights" as a result of the sequester.
In a budget deal struck in 2011 "a trillion dollars of cuts went into effect immediately, and then a special committee was set up ... to get agreement on another $3 trillion of cuts."
If the sequester hits, federal prosecutors will have to "let criminals go."
Says if Congress doesn’t avoid the sequester, "tens of thousands of parents will have to scramble to find child care for their kids."
If the sequester hits, "hundreds of thousands of Americans will lose access to primary care and preventive care like flu vaccinations and cancer screenings."
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