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Says under his utility rate plan, "An estimated 50 percent of our residential households will see a decrease in their water and wastewater bills."
Paul Ryan’s budget "keeps the Obamacare taxes and spending cuts that paid for Obamacare, but then cuts all of the benefits."
Bill Clinton presided over "the biggest expansion of the American economy since World War II."
"As governor, I cut $5 billion in spending."
George Allen "voted to end Pell Grants for 84,000 students."
Says former Sen. George Allen voted four times to raise his own pay.
Virginia women earn "only 79 cents to each dollar earned by men..."
"According to ATF data, 70 percent of firearms recovered and traced in drug cartel crimes in Mexico originated from the United States."
If Congress froze the current spending level and then cut it by 2 percent annually, "we could balance the budget in five years."
George Allen "voted for 40,000 earmarks."
"Under President Obama, domestic oil production is at an eight-year high."
Tim Kaine "reduced higher education funding by 25 percent when he was governor, driving up tuition..."
"This bill allows Virginia to join about 23 other states that have an ultrasound procedure" before an abortion.
The cost of a gas tank fill-up has risen $30 since Barack Obama became president.
Public education has been permanently cut "by $1.6 billion through changes in the Standards of Quality funding formula."
"The U.S. gun homicide rate is 20 times the combined rate of other western nations."
The U.S. economy "is three times as big as China's."
"1.53 million jobs are at risk (from potential defense cuts)."
Takes credit for "substantially reducing the size of the state workforce."
"As a percentage of our gross domestic product, the defense budget remains just 3.6 percent. This figure is low by all historical standards."
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